Portraits and Blending Techniques with Ashante Blackwood

February 19, 2022


When: February 19th at 11:00am-12:30pm

Portraits and Blending Techniques with Ashante Blackwood

During this warm and inviting demonstration, Ashante Blackwood will be discussing blending techniques with black skin tones and how to achieve smoothly blended areas.  She will also be showcasing different techniques and skills on the basics of painting and holding your brushes to achieve different styles of art. Throughout the presentation, Ashante will be sharing snippets of business advice and little insights into running an art company.


Materials List: 

Brushes: White Synthetic Acrylic Round & Flat 10 Piece Brush; Size- 2,4,8,10,12 Flat; Size-2,4 Round

Foam Brushes

Canvas: size-24×36 

Amsterdam Acrylic Paint Colours: (Skin Tones) Raw Sienna, Red Oxide, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Light Pink, Unbleached Titanium, Pure White, Ivory Black; (Background) Ultramarine Blue,Deep Violent, Primary Red, Light Green, Green Deep, Rose Pink, Phthalo Green, Cadmium Yellow Deep 




Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Artist Bio:

Ashante Blackwood is a 25-year-old fine artist based in Toronto. She specializes in portraits and concept art; her work captures the beauty and struggles of her culture and the process of her growing up insecure about things that identify her as a black woman. The bodies of work produced tell a story of her finding her purpose and finally learning to embrace as well love the features that make her the highest level of beauty from her ancestors. Ashante is a very versatile artist who not only works on canvas, but she also works on clothing, shoe, mural, wood, and various other materials.

The Artistic Lifestyle brand is a multi-faceted art-based company that was established by Ashante Blackwood in Toronto, Canada in 2017. Ashante has expanded her brand wherein she now has four additional streams, Apparel, Home Decor, Custom Artwork, and Paint nights. With this, her brand has surpassed way beyond just canvas art. Her goal is to one day open her own gallery/space for art, fashion, music, and events to showcase Toronto’s greatest undermined talent.

Website:  www.artisticlifestyle6.com


Amsterdam Brand Bio:

Amsterdam believes in you as an artist. Your talent and your free spirit. Be bold, be colourful. Amsterdam Standard Series Acrylics give you the broadest range of brilliant, pure colours – all skillfully made based on a 100% acrylic emulsion and high-grade pigments – providing great lightfastness and a choice of opacities. These artist-quality acrylics offer excellent adhesion on canvasses, wood panels, walls, paper, fabric, or just about any other surface.

Website: https://www.royaltalens.com/en/brands/amsterdam/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLag3BK7yc27tsyeG92BITC8zxjbPakz8C

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amsterdamacrylics/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmsterdamAcrylics


Everything you need:

February 19, 2022
11:00 am - 12:30 pm