After last weeks excellent demonstration this week art club members had a chance to have a go at a portrait themselves.
Several decided to use acrylics and work in a similar style to Anthony Ogden, others developing the style to suit themselves and their materials.
A busy night with a lot of concentration. It was also helpful to have Anthony on hand to offer advice.
Paintings were then taken home to finish.
Next week is another portrait session and it will give members a chance to practice these new skills.
Demonstration by Anthony Ogden
A good turnout for this demonstration by Anthony Ogden showing how he starts a portrait in a similar style to the Renaissance painters.
He started drawing lightly on the canvas, with a HB pencil, deciding on the position of the head. He looked for the axis of the head checking distances etc. First were the eyes checking angles at all times.. He said to think of the head as a block and that you are sculpting it. He used thin Raw Umber
A fascinating evening with members taking turns drawing each other. a quiet night with lots of concentrated effort. See if you can spot the member?
A record of Saturday afternoon activities.