Join Yorkshire-based portrait and figurative artist Richard Kitson to explore techniques in observation, measurement, colour mixing and paint applications to paint a portrait from life. Following introductions and demonstrations and a chance to discuss relevant examples in the gallery, you will create preliminary short studies to build confidence in technique. You will then work on a longer piece, staring by establishing a framework upon which to build a complete painting.
Participants will be encouraged to draw not only in pencil but consider paint as a material with which to draw, gradually adding colour and texture to describe tone and form.
About the tutor
Richard Kitson is an artist producing work and delivering private tuition from his studio in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. Richard has 7 years teaching experience in post 16 education, working primarily at Barnsley Sixth Form College teaching A level Fine Art. Richard regularly delivers demonstrations and workshops throughout the region to art groups and societies.
Richard participated in Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 and has since had solo exhibitions in the UK and Germany.
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