Month: November 2019

2020 workshops

I don’t think I’ve shared my 2020 workshop schedule, have I? They are all held in Berkshire, UK and everyone keeps telling me they are really good *blush*, so if you fancy coming along, please let me know: 24 January Friday £90 (Hurst ) Painting hares 8-9 February Weekend £195 (Knowl Hill ) Watercolour on …

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More layered portraits

So here is another purple underpainting, followed by yellow, red and blue. If you are interested I am running a portrait workshop on 15 May and 15 November 2020 in Berkshire. We will cover this process and a far more direct tonal one, with colour-value switching going on:

Portrait in layers

  Phew! This technique goes against every slapdash bone in my haphazard body. But I like the result. The idea is to build clear and glowing skin tones over a purple (yes, PURPLE) underpainting. Then with a light touch use layers of yellow, red and blue to build up the portrait.  Here’s the end result: …

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