Mark Fennell RBSA

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Portrait painting course at Pegasus art in Stroud.

Nice to be back teaching at Pegasus art, this time running a day course on portrait painting from life with the Zorn palette.

Portrait painting demonstration.

Here are a few snapshots of a 2 hour portrait painting demonstration i did for Cookham arts club, I did this one in oils with the Zorn palette, just three colours - cadmium red, ivory black and yellow ochre plus titanium white.

Zoom Portrait painting demonstration.

Here's a few frames from a Zoom portrait painting demonstration i did for Arun art society in oils with a limited colour palette (Zorn palette).
I spent a little time after the demonstration tickling this one up as you can see in the final image.

Portrait painting workshop at Clacton on sea.

My first painting workshop for The Watershed studio in St Osyth, Clacton on sea.
Looking forward to my Zorn palette portrait painting from life workshop here next year.

Portrait painting demonstration
It was nice to be invited back to do another portrait painting demonstration for Wendover art club.

Judging Pinner Sketch Club exhibition.

It was really nice to be invited to judge the Pinner Sketch Club summer exhibition.
I had to choose a winner and five highly commended, no easy task as there was so much good work to choose from!

Zoom portrait painting in acrylics workshop

Another very enjoyable and successful portrait painting workshop with Henley Arts & Craft Guild. This one had to be done on Zoom due to another Covid lockdown but i must say i'm getting to like Zoom, it works very well and i find it very sociable during these strange times.
Here are some of the impressive portraits that were completed during and after the workshop.

"Just to say thanks for a great portrait demo yesterday.
The members really appreciated it and more are watching the recording too. We've had some nice comments thanking us and you for the demo."
Janet Myall

“I thought the workshop went really well he is very engaging, has a very easy friendly manner, I’d certainly do another of his workshops as I like his style”

“ I really enjoyed it. I found it a useful and straightforward way to approach a portrait”

“ I thought the workshop was brilliant - thank you. I have been doing classes for five years and avoided painting people, portraits, hands - all of it”

“Thank you for a fabulous workshop, I enjoyed every minute of it”

“ I thoroughly enjoyed Mark demonstrate his portraiture skills, which I found extremely helpful. The time went too quick as I found his technique really absorbing”

“Really good morning painting along with Mark, who gave us some interesting and original ideas on how to construct a portrait - will definitely try that technique again”