Zorn Palette Portraits in Oils with Mark Fennell RBSA - 28th & 29th June
Zorn palette portraits in oils with Mark Fennell
This two-day workshop will focus on the basics of portrait painting, working from a live model with a limited palette
of three colors plus white famously used by Swedish painter Anders Zorn to create beautiful skin tones.
It is a painting style best practiced in a quick (3 to 4 hour) wet-into-wet fashion where every brushstroke counts.
The workshop aims to help artists develop their paint and brush handling toward achieving expressive, yet realistic
portraits in a more immediate way.
What to bring:
Two pre-primed and grounded canvases or boards. ( pre ground your canvas with a thin wash of acrylic or oil paint made up of burnt sienna lightened down to a light to mid tan with titanium white, must be dry on the day)
A selection of long handle short flat hog paint brushes in a range of sizes from 2 -12, also a small round size 1 synthetic or hog brush.
Palette knives - Winsor and newton sizes 20 and 22 or similar.
Zest-It oil painting dilutant or similar low odour
thinners and linseed oil or alternatively just W&N Liquin original.
A dipper/pot to hold the thinners. A good size flat mixing palette.
Oil colours as follows - titanium white, yellow ochre, cadmium red light, ivory black.
A good size jar for low odour thinners to clean brushes, cloths or plenty of tissues.
Rags or kitchen rolls to clean brushes.
Please ensure you bring a carrier for taking home your wet painting.