Portrait Painting in Oils

July 19, 2020

The 9-week course approaches painting the portrait in oils through the introduction of a traditional wet-into-wet [Alla Prima] painting technique.


Beginning with three-hour portrait painting studies, students will be taught palette organisation, colour perception, tone, light, proportion and anatomical structure.


As the course progresses students will paint a long pose portrait. Individual feedback will focus on sensitivity to light and colour. Demonstrations will be provided. Suitable for all levels, though some prior basic painting experience is preferable. 

Private lessons

Private lessons available for students to improve their observational drawing and painting. Studio lessons and home visits on a weekly basis where students will gain insight into the methodology of restructured realism. Areas covered are copying from old master drawings and paintings, poster studies and still life painting.

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