Self Portraiture in Oils or Acrylics

with Mark Fennell RBSA


Saturday 28th July 2018 - 10am - 4pm

Price: £80

A Self-Portrait painting day course


This wonderful Workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling toward achieving a characterful, expressive and realistic self portrait in oils or acrylics.


Mark will begin the day with a quick demonstration, then you’ll have the opportunity to warm up with some loose black and white paint studies before moving onto working up a finished portrait in colour.

You’ll get lots of one on one tuition from Mark throughout the day.

All levels welcome from beginners with some painting experience to more advanced students.


What to bring: 

  • Good A4 photograph or iPad image of yourself or small mirror to work from life.

  • A pre primed and grounded canvas or board (the ground must be dry on the day)

  • For oil painters - A selection of long handle short flat hog paint brushes in a range of sizes from 2 - 12, also small round or filbert hog brushes size 1 and 2. 

  • Brushes for acrylic painters as above but synthetic acrylic brushes (no water colour/soft sable brushes!).

  • Palette knives - Winsor and Newton sizes 20 and 22 or similar.

  • For oil painters - Zest-It painting medium and Linseed oil or Liquin original and a dipper/pot to hold the medium.

  • Good size flat mixing palette.

  • Oil or acrylic colours as follows - titanium white, naples yellow, cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna or burnt umber, french ultramarine. 

  • A good size jar for water or Zest-It to clean brushes if using oils, cloths or tissues.

  • Sticks of charcoal

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