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Friday, 28 October 2016

one day workshop 'painting the portrait and the figure

I have some places left on my workshop " the portrait and figure"
I will be demonstrating in the morning with a limited palette of
Titanium White, Cadmium red light, Yellow Ochre and Ivory Black.
I will be showing how to simplify the face and break it down into simple parts.
Judging and seeing tones and using a limited number of Values.

9:30 -12:30  14 h - 17:30 at my atelier in Villalier 11600

Thursday, 25 August 2016

A painting unfinished

It is often interesting to see unfinished pieces to see how they are done.

Saturday, 30 April 2016


This nude measures 35 x 45cm. It is painted in my studio with a limited palette; Titanium White, Ivory Black,Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Yellow Ochre and a touch of Ultramarine.

Saturday, 13 February 2016

workshop painting the figure and portrait 4-8th April, Villalier, France.

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Painting the Figure from Life

workshop 4th-8th April 2016

Artists will stay at the beautiful domaine de  St Trapel www.trapel.com ,  which is very close to my studio. The stay will be from the Saturday 2nd -9th April and will 500 euros for the week, with breakfast included and your own double room.
The price for the workshop will be 400 euros, model included.
I will start with a demonstration the first morning.
Artists will paint from the model about 6.5 hrs per day
The workshop will be at my studio near carcassonne.

Details to follow soon.