Keith Morton – Painting Portraits in Acrylics

Date: 30th October 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spaces: 8
Keith Morton - Painting Portraits in Acrylics

The aim of this workshop is to give anyone new to portraiture a good foundation in the principles of creating a likeness, through an understanding of head construction, positioning of features and effective use of colour. You will learn how a good use of tone can bring reality and structure to your work; essential to successful portrait painting.

This workshop is suitable for beginners in portrait painting, but with some drawing ability. If you already paint portraits, you will have plenty to learn from Keith, whether it be, drawing tips, his use of colour or his economy of brush strokes and effortless style. You will be working from reference photos either supplied by Keith or your own.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments 

About the Artist

Keith’s art education was gained during four years at Hornsey College of Art. He is an enthusiastic tutor and believes that good observation leads to good paintings. He now tutors Portraiture, Still Life and Life workshops, demonstrates Still Life and Portraiture to art societies, undertakes commissions, and paints people he admires. To date, his most famous sitters have been the jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey OBE and the actress Siobhan Redmond. Keith has been short-listed for The Garrick Milne Prize, exhibited with The Discerning Eye (2008, 2009), The Royal Society of Portrait Painters (2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011) and The ROI (2010, 2012, 2013).

What you will need to bring

Artist quality Acrylic Paints, recommended colours; French Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Umber
Brushes, a choice of flats and rounds
Palette or Tear Off Palettes
Surface: Acrylic Paper or Canvas Board approx. 10″ x 12″, 12″ x 14″ or a little larger
Studio easels, table easels and other equipment available for your use at the studio.
Keith will have lots of photographic reference, but feel free to bring your own (slightly off to one side with reasonable contrast work best).

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