Portraits in oils - quite a daunting prospect for some of us but we all coped manfully after some basic advice about oils and quick demonstrations from John.
The first demonstration was a conventional but quick fire oil painting of Julie. Some of us then had the lovely Julie as our model, while the more craggy Rob sat for the rest. Just trying to manage the application of oils to canvas is tricky enough, without also trying to get a likeness and produce an interesting image! We had varying degrees of success, as you will see, but well done everybody!
After lunch John treated us to demonstration of palette knife (and/or credit-card) painting, which, as he said, could be wild and fun. This appeared to influence subsequent painting: more boldness crept in even where pure knife-painting was not attempted. This was an enjoyable and instructive workshop - many thanks to John and to the members who helped to arrange it.
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