30th May 2020 Self Portraiture in Oils & Acrylics with Mark Fennell RBSA
Self Portraiture workshop in oils or acrylics with Mark Fennell RBSA
Saturday 30th May 2020
10am - 4pm
Mark’s workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling towards achieving a characterful, expressive and realistic self portrait in oils. Mark is very hands on, so you’ll get lots of one to one tuition throughout the day. All levels welcome from beginners with some painting experience to more advanced students. Less experienced painters will work from a good quality A4 head and shoulders photograph of yourself and more advanced painters can bring a small mirror and work from life.
Mark Fennell is a professional portrait painter who works to commission from his home studio in the hill top village of Brill in Buckinghamshire. He works predominantly in oils, notable sitters include Antony Worrall Thompson, John Hood, Lord Mayor of Birmingham and singer - songwriter John Otway. His work has been selected for exhibition with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries London on a number of occasions. Mark was elected member of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He is also a member of Buckinghamshire Art Society and was elected member Oxford art society in 2018. As well as portraiture, Mark also enjoys the challenge of painting outdoors, working at speed to capture the fleeting effects of light over landscape. Selected for The Artist and Leisure painter competition, Patchings festival open art exhibition, 2014 and 2018. Awarded The Artists and Illustrators Artist of the year West Design prize 2012 and shortlisted for Artist of the year in 2019. Self portrait shortlisted out of nearly 10,000 entries for the Daily Mail ‘Not the Turner Prize’ and exhibited at The Mall Galleries, London in 2005. Featured on ITV’s ‘A Brush With Fame’ in 2005, portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson was chosen as his favourite.
What to Bring:
•A good quality A4 head and shoulders photograph reference of yourself or more advanced painters can bring a small mirror and work from life.
• A pre primed and grounded canvas or board. *Pegasus can prepare a 16” x 12” canvas for this course – please order yours upon booking. A stretched traditional canvas costs £9.34 and the preparation cost is an additional £2.50.
Here is a link to the standard canvases that we sell:
• Bring along a few A4 photo references with good contrast of light and dark. Mark will bring images with him too, so don’t worry!
• A selection of long handle short flat hog paint brushes for oil painters or synthetic acrylic brushes for acrylic painters, in a range of sizes from 2 – 12, also small round or filbert hog brushes size 1 and 2.
Oil ~ https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/da-vinci-series-5123-maestro-2-bright-short-flat-brushes-hog-bristle.ir
Acrylic ~ https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/da-vinci-series-1670-nova-oil-acrylic-painting-brush-round-long-life-synthetic.ir
We have plenty of ranges to choose from at Pegasus Art. You can buy any additional brushes on the day.
• Palette knifes - sizes 20 and 22 or similar. Quality knives please, no plastic knives.
• For oil painters - Zest It which is odourless and bring a dipper pot to hold the medium.
Oil painting mediums such as Zest it Medium: https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/zest-it-clear-painting-medium.ir or Liquin original: https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/winsor-newton-liquin-original.ir
• For oil painters – a dipper to hold the thinners: https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/c-roberson-dipper-tinplate-double-with-lids-40mm.ir
• Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please)
For acrylic painters, you might like to consider a stay wet palette and fine mist water sprayer.
• Oil or acrylic colours as follows:
Titanium white, naples yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna or burnt umber, french ultramarine and ivory black is optional.
We sell a range of oils and acrylics at Pegasus Art, including starter sets which you can add to.
• A good size jar for low odour thinners for oil painters or water to clean brushes, cloths or plenty of kitchen roll.
• Please ensure you bring a carrier bag with you for taking home your wet painting.
• Please bring a packed lunch with you – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
• Please do bring an i-pad if you want to take photographs and make a record of the sitter (to continue painting him when you get home.)
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