Painting portraits with Cordell Garfield

Painting portraits in oils workshop Northampton
Painting portraits in oils workshop Northampton
Portrait painting of woman
Sense of doubt

I will be running another Introduction to Portrait Painting Workshop in Oils at Northampton’s Museum and Art Gallery on 19th February 2022.  My workshop is an ideal introduction to portrait painting for newcomers and more experienced painters alike. A portrait in oils will be produced, with attention to facial proportions and tone to create a realistic image. Working from a reference photograph and a step by step process, I will guide you through painting a portrait. The workshop is perfect for both beginners and painters with some experience. Price £65 per person.

To book a place contact the museum on 01604 838111 or click on the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-introduction-to-portrait-painting-in-oils-tickets-169660287487?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

The museum is a great venue to hold the workshop and have a central focus for Northampton art again. After opening on 10th July 2021 following a major redevelopment which began in 2017. It’s now up and running with a selling gallery and permanent collections on show. To find out more about the museum click on this link. https://www.northamptonmuseums.com/site/index.php 

My portraits and landscape paintings are also on show at the museum until January 2022. Here is a selection on my website. https://www.cordellgarfield.com/gallery/portraits/

Portrait Drawing Workshop at Alfred East Gallery

Just a quick update on a very successful portrait drawing workshop at Alfred East Gallery https://www.kettering.gov.uk/artworkshops . This was a group of varying abilities who produced some great work.  What was particularly satisfying was to see everybody’s work develop. Moreover, to see students with very little drawing experience really get to grips with developing a portrait was very rewarding.

In the same vein as my other portrait workshops https://www.cordellgarfield.com/workshops/  the portrait drawing workshop set out to really help beginners. Above all portrait drawing and its anatomy are difficult to master and I tried to simplify the process. We approached the drawing through understanding the landmarks of the face. This could be the position of the eyes, distances between the eyes, nose and mouth and so on.

I wanted to give a big shout out to the Alfred East Gallery following the workshop. The Alfred East Gallery hosts a range of art based workshops over the year with something for everyone, and I would recommend keeping an eye on what’s available. I will be looking to run another workshop at Alfred East Gallery in the future, but I would recommend checking out other courses.

Drawing workshop Alfred East Gallery
Drawing Alfred East workshop Oct 2019
Drawing Alfred East Gallery
Drawing Alfred East workshop Oct 2019