9th March 2019 Palette Knife Portraits in Oil with Mark Fennell RBSA
'Palette Knife Portraits' – in Oil with Mark Fennell RBSA
Saturday 9th March
10.00am - 4.00pm
If you’ve always wanted to paint with a palette knife, this is the ideal workshop full of practical tips on how to use your knife to its greatest effect.
Learn how to paint bold expressive portraits with painting knives. Explore Knife painting techniques, laying the paint on thick to create a rich painting full of texture and energy. The day will start with a short demonstration followed by lots of one on one tuition to help you paint a powerful and convincing impasto portrait. All levels welcome from beginners with some painting experience to more advanced students.
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. Mark is a self taught painter, and started painting in 2001 and was elected member or The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in 2007. He’s 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:
•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 a variety of different sizes available here at Pegasus.
• A selection of good quality short flat hog brushes sizes 4 – 8.
• Palette knifes - minimum requirement Winsor and Newton sizes 20, 30 and 21 or similar. Quality knives please, no plastic knives.
• Liquin original, linseed oil. You could also bring Zest It which is odourless and bring a dipper pot to hold the medium.
• Good size flat mixing palette (no plates or paper palettes please)
• Oil colours as follows - titanium white, naples yellow, cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna, french ultramarine.
• Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting. Mark recommends buying some carrier clips (they attach at each corner of the canvas to keep wet canvases apart.)
• Sticks of charcoal
• A packed lunch and plenty of water – there is no café at Griffin Mill.
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