Portrait, and Painting a Model from Life

In June we return to the Studio for two courses from experts in this area, Anastasia Pollard RP and Alex Fowler RP NEAC.

Painting the Model from Life, Colour Workshop with Alex Fowler NEAC

  • Tutor, Alex Fowler, NEAC
  • 7th – 8th June
  • 10.00am to 4.00pm,
  • At the Studio, Bransbury, nr Winchester
  • £180/2days, to include the model fees
  • A light lunch, Tea and coffee will be included
  • Suitable for all – will be taught for painting in oils

On this two day workshop, you will explore how to paint a realistic depiction of the model, in their environment.

You will capture a feeling of likeness, space, and the atmosphere of the light, by building the painting out of shapes of colour. 

Painting the figure can be a daunting prospect. Alex will teach an approach that makes it manageable for all levels of painter. You will learn how to select the essential colours, distinguishing one from another, and how to mix them on the palate in order to do picked the colours we see more effectively.



Portrait Painting with Anastasia Pollard RP

  • tutor, Anastasia Pollard
  • June 15th, 22nd and 29th
  • 10am – 1.00pm
  • £150/ course, includes model fees
  • This course will be held in The Studio, Bransbury, Nr Winchester, following Covid guidelines
  • The course is taught using oil paints

Suitable for intermediate students. Some experience of oil painting, and drawing essential

This course will follow traditional portrait practise. This places great importance on drawing, tonal work, colour mixing and an emphasis on form.

You will start with sketches in charcoal and then drawing using paint. Under Anastasia’s guidance students will concentrate on tonal painting allowing the emphasis to be on the form. You will aim to get a likeness. Next, you move on to blocking in a painting, and developing a “first pass” tonally.

During the course there will be an in-depth look at colour mixing. You will build up the colour layer, working on your colour mixing, and moving towards finishing a painting.



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