Figure painting in oils – Spring 2017

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This spring we've painted on a larger canvas - a (nearly) full figure oil painting over the course of 4 weeks. Starting with preparing the background with graded colour in acrylics, we then used a grid (see here for an explanation) to get our image onto paper. This was transferred to the canvas and the figure was painted in oils. Finally, the whole canvas was glazed to tidy any smudges and give a consistent appearance to the work.

The majority of people managed to finish their portraits, some have a few further details to work on at home, but all in all a fantastic set of pictures. Well done to you all. There does appear to be a bit of glare from the camera in the taking of the photos - this is one of the problems with the sheen on oils paints but hopefully you can get an idea of how well these have turned out. 

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  1. Roz
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    Big thank you for the help and support, excellent teacher very encouraging to us the student. Group was very friendly, will definitely be back in the autumn.

  2. Paul
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    Thoroughly enjoyed the classes I have learned so much and gained confidence. We have tackled many diverse topics still life to portraits all have been a resounding success. I have wanted to have a go at a figure painting for ages and this was an ideal challenge. Jackie’s style of teaching is great and a great group too

  3. Steve beard
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    Always enjoy my lessons with Jackie , lively informative and above all fun, willed back again for sure..

  4. Karen Clark
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    I am really enjoying my lessons with Jackie. I have tried new mediums and subjects and received great tuition and am very pleased with what I have produced. I’m looking forward to the next sessions.

  5. Celia Hill
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    Jackie’s classes are informative, friendly and fun. Jackie is a patient, knowledgable and helpful teacher. It is rewarding to be able to produce a work of art and very much look forward to the next class project.

  6. Rita
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    Love my art classes with Jackie, she has really inspired me. I had never done any painting before so I have learned so much . Looking forward to the next session, meanwhile going to do some at home

  7. Anne
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    Lovely group of people in a relaxing atmosphere and I found Jackie an excellent teacher . She is able to suggest the answer to any question without imposing her own way of working, encouraging her pupils to try things for themselves. I will be back again thanks Jackie

  8. Brenda Castle
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    I have loved every minute I have spent with Jackie. She has helped me with things I have never been confident with, figures and faces. We have such a happy atmosphere to work in and along with the tuition, which is excellent, the classes are fun. Thank you Jackie we’re looking forward to the summer session.

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