Mark Fennell RBSA

News and events

Portrait painting workshop.

I had the pleasure of running a portrait painting workshop for fellow members of Bucks art society.
https://bucksart.co.uk/

Portrait painting workshop in Maidenhead.

Here i am again with Maidenhead painting club, running a portrait painting workshop in oils and acrylics with a very nice friendly group of artists.
https://www.maidenheadpaintingclub.co.uk/

Portrait painting demonstration.

I had the pleasure of demonstrating portrait painting in oils over two hours for Maidenhead painting club.
https://www.maidenheadpaintingclub.co.uk/

Portrait painting course at Artlife studio.

Here i am again teaching at Artlife studio with an introduction to Portrait painting in oils.
https://www.artlifestudio.co.uk

Portrait drawing in Charcoal at Pegasus art in Stroud.

This one day workshop was split into two parts, in the morning students drew from photo references
and after lunch they worked from direct observation with Debbie our life model.
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

Portrait painting workshop at Clacton on sea.

Here i am again at The Watershed Studio, running a portrait painting workshop in oils from life with a limited colour palette (the Zorn palette). It was nice to see some artists that came to to my previous course again!
https://www.watershedstudio.co.uk/

Artlife studio, still life workshop.

It's a real pleasure to be working with Sarah and Richard Thomas at Artlife studio near Amersham.
This was my first workshop for them, the first two images show my still life demonstration painted in oils over three stages during the day.
My next workshop here will be an introduction to Portrait painting in oils or acrylics on thursday 5th October 2023.
https://www.artlifestudio.co.uk

Landscape painting demonstration.

I recently demonstrated how i tackle painting plein air landscapes in oils for Winslow art society,
a little tricky as i had to do it indoors from an image on my ipad!
https://www.winslowart.org.uk

Portrait painting workshop in Chorleywood.

Here i am again with Rickmansworth art society, running a portrait painting in oils and acrylics workshop with a nice group of talented artists.
https://rickyart.co.uk/

The Artist magazine.

My article - Exploring the Zorn palette in the July 2023 issue of The Artist magazine. In this article i demonstrate how i paint an alla prima portrait in oils using the Zorn colour palette, just three colours plus white.
https://www.painters-online.co.uk

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.
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

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.
https://cookhamartsclub.com/

Portrait paintings at Stoke Mandeville hospital.

I have some portrait paintings up on the walls at Stoke Mandeville hospital, pleased to see that they are in one of the heavy foot fall areas by WH Smiths near the main entrance.

Portrait painting demonstration.

I had the pleasure of painting Neil while demonstrating my portrait painting technique over two hours to members of Harpenden arts club.
www.harpendenartsclub.org.uk

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.

http://www.arunartsociety.co.uk/

Portrait painting demonstration.

Here's a few snapshots of a 2 hour zoom portrait painting demonstration i did for Frimley and Camberley society of artists. I did this one in oils with the Zorn palette, just three colours - cadmium red, ivory black and yellow ochre plus titanium white.
https://fcsaonline.org.uk/

Portrait painting courses in Cornwall.

It was great to back teaching at The Coachouse in Cornwall again.
I ran two workshops, day one was portrait painting from life with the Zorn palette and day two
portrait painting with palette knives. As you can see someone even painted her dog!
And it was all topped off with some nice walks around the local beaches.
https://cornwallartschool.co.uk/

Portrait painting course in Stroud.

Here i am again at Pegasus art in Stroud, running a portrait painting in oils and acrylics workshop with a nice group of talented artists.
https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/classes-workshops.irs

Portrait painting demonstration.

I had the pleasure of painting Mick over two hours while talking about my portrait painting
technique to members of Beechwood art society in Amersham.

Winners of the TALP Open Artist exhibition awards 2021.

Very pleased to be exhibiting at Patchings Art Centre as one of the eight winners or the Artist magazine 2021 exhibition awards. As well as attending the private view of the exhibition we had a nice inspirational walk around The Artists Trail in their grounds.