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2nd Feb 2019 Paint Portraits with Character with Mark Fennell RBSA

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Paint portraits with character – in oils or acrylics

Saturday 2nd February 2019 with Mark Fennell RBSA

10am – 4pm


Beginners and Intermediates : No experience is needed for this course and is suitable for the complete beginner to portraiture

This is an inspiring painting day course for beginners or intermediate levels, if you are looking to try a portrait for the first time or improve your portrait painting skills.

Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his well structured approach to painting a portrait, breaking it down into easy to follow steps that will cover everything from the colour palette and mixing skin tones to working tonally developing the structure of the head and creating a good likeness.

About Mark

I studied graphic design and advertising at Amersham School of Art before starting a career as an art director working for advertising agencies in and around London and Birmingham. I’m a self taught painter, I started painting in 2001 and was elected member or The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. I've exhibited work with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries in London and exhibit regularly with the RBSA in Birmingham as well as locally with Buckinghamshire Art Society.

Working predominantly in oils, I specialise in portraiture and figurative work and commissions to date include Antony Worrall Thompson and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. As well as painting people I also enjoy painting landscapes ‘en plein air’ and can be seen painting in all weathers around the village of Brill where I live and have a studio.

What to bring:

A good photographic reference of a subject of your choice or suitable portrait images will be provided.

A pre primed and grounded canvas or board. There are plenty of options at Pegasus:

A selection of good quality short flat hog brushes for oil painters or synthetic paint brushes for acrylic painters in a range of sizes from 2 - 12, also small round hog or synthetic brushes size 1 and 2 (no water colour/sable brushes)

Palette knifes sizes 20 and 21 or similar.

Zest It to for cleaning brushes and as an odourless solvent:

Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please)

Oil colours or acrylics as follows - titanium white, naples yellow, cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, burnt sienna, ivory black, french ultramarine

Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting.

All workshop attendees receive an extra 5% off art materials from our extensive shop next to Studio One. The shop is open from 9am, so please do come before the workshop to purchase what you need.


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