Figure painting in oils – Spring 2017

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This spring we've painted on a larger canvas - a (nearly) full figure oil painting over the course of 4 weeks. Starting with preparing the background with graded colour in acrylics, we then used a grid to get our image onto paper. This was transferred to the canvas and the figure was painted in oils. Finally, the whole canvas was glazed to tidy any smudges and give a consistent appearance to the work.

The majority of people managed to finish their portraits, some have a few further details to work on at home, but all in all a fantastic set of pictures. Well done to you all. There does appear to be a bit of glare from the camera in the taking of the photos - this is one of the problems with the sheen on oils paints but hopefully you can get an idea of how well these have turned out. 

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  1. Michelle noble
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    Hi Jackie,
    My telephone 07375084772
    Would like to know if you are doing any classes and where please. Also do you do one to one ? And costs etc .
    Thanks
    Michelle

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      Hi Michelle.
      Thank you for your comments.
      I run classes in Southwell- my next set will start at the end of July – would you like me to add you to my class email list? I’ll be sending out details in an email in the next week or so. I run them on Wednesday evenings and Thursday mornings. Cost depends on the number of weeks but works out at £15 per session (2.5 hours).
      I do provide one to one, cost is £20 per hour and is good if you have something specific you want to paint/draw.
      Jackie

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