Oil Portraits Unleashed: Master the Art!

Oil Portraits Unleashed: Master the Art!

Oil Portraits Unleashed: Master the Art!


July 29, 2024 - August 2, 2024    
9:30 am - 4:30 pm


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Moray Art Centre
Field of Dreams, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TA, Scotland

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Embark on an enriching artistic journey with Allan Davies in our intensive 5-day workshop dedicated to figure and portrait painting.  Unlock the secrets of composition, pose, proportions, and shape, using these foundational elements to craft captivating portraits that convey likeness, presence, personality, and mood.


Course Highlights:

Direct Model Work: Engage in practical sessions working directly from a model, applying learned skills to progress and refine your artistic capabilities. 

Insights into Masterpieces: Explore masterpieces by renowned artists, gaining invaluable insights into how their representations transcend mere documentation. 

Versatile Oil Techniques: Learn a spectrum of oil painting techniques, from preparation to execution, enhancing your artistic repertoire.

Take home: compelling portraits, each meticulously crafted using versatile oil techniques, direct model work, and insights from masterpieces, reflecting a nuanced understanding of composition, pose, and personality. 

Lunch and materials: Enjoy inclusive leisurely lunches, providing time to refresh and exchange ideas with fellow artists. All materials are provided, ensuring you can focus on your artistic exploration without any concerns.

More about Allan Davies:

Allan, a distinguished artist, graduated with First Class Honors in Fine Art from the University of Dundee in 2013. Following a Master’s course, he earned an MFA with Distinction in Art and Humanities in 2015. Focusing on figurative painting, Allan explores the interplay between scale, composition, colour, and negative space. His work communicates veiled emotions with unconventional elements, emphasizing ‘presence’ over traditional portraiture.

 Allan is actively engaged by DJCAD to teach figurative painting to fine art undergraduates. He finds this role not only challenging but also immensely rewarding and enjoyable. Join this workshop to benefit from Allan’s wealth of knowledge and refine your figure and portrait painting skills under his expert guidance. 

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