Develop and improve your oil painting techniques to achieve a likeness. Learn composition to enhance the sense of the sitter and how to represent light on skin.
Explore ways of using the unique, wonderful qualities of oil paint to represent light on skin. Start and progress a portrait with confidence and develop a range of techniques that you can use to achieve a likeness. On this course the tutor helps you progress your personal style in oil painting and improve your techniques. This course is suitable for students with some experience in drawing. A little experience with oil painting would be useful but is not necessary.
Felicity demonstrates how to construct an oil painting correctly using 'fat over lean', explains cover glazing, and how to use composition to enhance the sense of the sitter. She will also provide personal tuition throughout as well as learning within the group. You will work from a model and build up one portrait over the weekend.
By the end of the course you will know how to use oil paints correctly, have a better understanding of composition, and have further developed your own style. You will take home sketches and studies, notes and one piece of work.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)
Felicity Gill is a figurative and portrait painter. She has appeared on BBC's Star Portraits and painted many prestigious portraits including Boris Johnson and Sir Henry Cecil for The Jockey Club.