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An introduction to portrait painting in oils

Image of a pale female face against a dark background. From a painting portrait.


Saturday 2 March
10am - 4pm
A one-day workshop based on a step-by-step process to create a portrait from a photographic reference.
The process will cover:

    Using oil paints
    The typical proportions of the face
    Measuring and mapping out key features from the photograph
    The use of line, tone, and value to create the portrait

Cordell is an experienced painter who will also provide supporting handouts as part of the workshoto explain and demystify the technical terms and techniques involved. At the end of the workshop you will have created a portrait that you will be able to take away with you.

Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch or lunch is available to purchase from the museum café. Price includes all materials. Booking essential.

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