Beginners Guide to Portraiture

Had a very enjoyable time yesterday at Bowery Visual Arts delivering a beginner’s guide to drawing portraits. I gave a brief talk about my paintings and the processes behind their creation. Then we looked at Daily Drawings and the mark making techniques I use. We experimented with pens to create similar definition, patterns and textures and lighting effects. Finally we developed an observed portrait using a range of these techniques.

Thanks to all the participants for their positivity, enthusiasm and willingness to experiment, and Bowery for hosting. I’ll be presenting another session, Introduction to Painting on 3 September. You can book by calling the gallery, or online via Bowery.org

My joint exhibition with Helen Field is on to view until 20 May. Drop in for ‘A Splash of Colour’ – and a lovely coffee too! This YouTube video tour gives a flavour of what to expect.

More exhibition news to follow next week. Keep safe, and thanks for looking.