4th April Loosen Up With Oils with Mark Fennell RBSA
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Loosen up with oils with Mark Fennell RBSA
Saturday 4th April 2020
10am – 4pm
All skill levels welcome
Loosen up and paint more freely in oils with Mark Fennell.
This course is aimed at artists that feel their painting is too tight and want their work to appear looser and more painterly. Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his simple, structured approach to painting wet-on-wet or ‘Alla prima’. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction and demonstration, followed by basic colour theory, colour mixing with oils and exploring different brush techniques. High quality photographic reference will be provided to work from or you can bring your own pictures to work from if you prefer.
The aim will be to complete a painting in a day, whether it be a landscape, portrait or pet portrait. Mark is very hands on so there will be plenty of one to one help if you need it. All skill levels are welcome from total beginners to more experienced painters who want to improve their technique.
Mark 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. He is a self taught painter who started painting in 2001 and was elected member or The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He has exhibited work with The Royal Society of Portrait Painters at the Mall galleries in London and exhibits regularly with the RBSA in Birmingham as well as locally with Buckinghamshire Art Society. Working predominantly in oils, he specialises in portraiture and figurative work and commissions to date include Antony Worrall Thompson and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham. As well as painting people he also enjoys painting landscapes ‘en plein air’ and can be seen painting in all weathers around the village of Brill where he lives and has a studio.
What to bring:
(this is a recommended list. If you are not sure, you can purchase products in the shop on the day.)
-A pre primed and grounded canvas or gesso primed panel.
**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:
- A selection of good quality short flat hog brushes in a range of sizes from 2 - 12, also small round hog brushes size 1 and 2. Brushes must be suitable for oil painting and not watercolour or sable brushes.
- Palette knifes sizes 20 and 22 or similar.
- Zest It to for cleaning brushes and as an odourless solvent:
- Dipper pot
- Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please)
- Oil colours. Recommended colours: titanium white, naples yellow, cadmium yellow, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna, French ultramarine.
We sell a range of oils at Pegasus Art, including starter sets.
- A jar and cloths and tissues to clean brushes.
• 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.
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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