Pet Portraits in Oils/Acrylics (Beginners)
with Mark Fennell RBSA
Tuesday 13th March 2018 - 10am - 4pm
This is a fun and informative painting day course for beginners or intermediate levels, if you are looking to try a portrait of your pet for the first time or improve your oil or acrylic painting skills.
Mark's approach to painting in oils is lively and entertaining, both de-mystifying the medium and dispelling the fear of a blank canvas!
Mark will demonstrate and guide you through his well structured approach to painting a pet portrait, breaking it down into easy to follow steps that will cover everything from mixing all the colours you need from a basic primary colour palette to blocking in simple shape and form to create a convincing and lifelike painting of your pet.
No experience is needed for this course and is suitable for the complete beginner to both oil paints and portraiture.
What to bring:
Good photographic reference of a subject of your choice, Mark will advise on pose and lighting.
A pre primed and grounded canvas board or canvas.
A selection of short flat hog or synthetic paint brushes in a range of sizes from 2 - 12, also small round hog or synthetic brushes size 1 and 2
brushes must be suitable for oil painting and not water colour/sable brushes.
Palette knifes Winsor and newton sizes 20 and 22 or similar.
Turpentine or Liquid original and turps/medium pot
Good size flat mixing palette
Oil colours as follows - titanium white, cadmium yellow pale, yellow ochre, cadmium red, alizarine crimson, burnt sienna or burnt umber, french ultramarine.
A jar and white spirit, cloths or tissues to clean brushes