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14th May Pet Portraits in Oil with Lucy Burton

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Pet Portraits in Oil  with Lucy Burton

Saturday 14th May 2022

10am – 4pm Attic Studio

All abilities welcome – improver, intermediate or advanced

We are delighted to introduce new tutor Lucy Burton who will be teaching you how to paint a portrait of your pet in oils. Together you will work through a stage-by-stage process to create a portrait in oils - using an ‘islands to oceans’ method of working. We are aiming to make the eyes come alive and give the animal and your painting lots of personality! Lucy hopes to inspire you with some new ideas and techniques to take away with you and apply to your own work.

You will be working from your own image, either from an I-pad OR you can use a photograph at least 5” x 5”. The animal’s eyes must be clear and in focus. Crop your image so that it is square. The head of the animal should take up most of the frame. The better the reference image – the better the painting! Techniques covered include composition, tonal grounds, colour mixing, alla prima and brushwork.

About Lucy

“I’d describe myself as a creative all-rounder! I have a degree in ‘Industrial Design & Technology’ and paint regularly ‘alla prima’ in oil paint, always aiming to produce a piece of art that is full of character and colour. A good composition and the freedom to experiment with colour and interesting brush marks is what inspires me most and it’s what I enjoy teaching others. I’ve exhibited in ‘Warwickshire Open Studios’ and taken part in ‘Landscape Artist of the Year’ as a wildcard artist.”

Recommended Equipment List

The shop will be open from 9am, so you will have time to purchase materials before the workshop.

-Please bring a photograph of your animal or an image on an ipad or table. It should be high quality, square if possible with the dog taking up the central point of the image.

- Also bring a black and white print out, square cropped image as large as you can get it (A4 ideally) like this:

- An 8” x 8” gessoboard (Pegasus have a 12” x 9” board like this )

- A selection of synthetic brushes. I like to use a ¼”, ½” or ¾” short flat, filbert size 2 and a round size 1. You can browse our brushes online here:

- A palette knife size 22 or similar:

- Oil colours as follows: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Alizarine Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, French Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue. If you have any other colours, please bring them with you. Popular brands include Cranfield Studio or Artist oils or Michael Harding Or you could buy a starter set.

- Liquin painting medium

- A flat mixing palette

- Or a tear off palette

-A pencil and a ruler

- Something to take your 8” x 8” board home

- A jam jar and some Zest It for cleaning your brushes

- Plenty of rags or kitchen roll

A packed lunch and water – there is no café at Griffin Mill. Due to current Covid restrictions, we will not be offering tea or coffee.

All attendees receive 5% off in our shop adjacent to Studio One at Pegasus Art.

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