Painting a Portrait in Oils

Tutor: Richard Kitson

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 10 people.

Full Day

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Join Richard, a portrait and figurative artist, for a full day workshop painting portraits in oils from photographs. Get to grips with portrait painting via the medium of the old masters. Through step-by-step instructions and demonstrations, your tutor will guide you through mixing skin tones, capturing a likeness, facial structure, lighting and tonal values. You will also be encouraged to develop your mark making skills, utilising the various possibilities of painting in oils. Previous experience in portrait painting/drawing and/or using oil paint is advised for this workshop. Photographic reference images will be provided to work from.

An opportunity not to be missed!

Please note there is a £10 material charge payable on the workshop day to include paints and canvas paper. If you bring your own paints there will be a reduced charge of £4 to only cover the cost of canvas paper.

If you prefer you are welcome to bring your own canvas board (12x16inches).

Click below to see a list of items to bring with you to the workshop.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Participants are welcome to bring oil painting brushes and materials but all materials will be provided if not.

If participants are bringing their own materials I recommend the following colours…

Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Raw Umber
Yellow Ochre
Titanium White

Canvas paper will be provided for the various exercises but participants are welcome to bring a canvas or canvas board for the afternoon (12x16 inches is recommended).

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