Explore ways of using the unique and 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 will help you to progress with your oil painting style and improve your techniques. This course is suitable for students with some experience of drawing. A little experience with oil painting would be useful but is not necessary.
The tutor will demonstrate how to construct an oil painting correctly using ‘fat over lean’, explain 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 painting.
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 until 9pm, 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.
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