9th April - Stan Hurr
Portraits In Water-based Oils
About the Artist
Stan has been a professional artist since 1980. He has experience in magazine illustration, murals, figurative and landscape painting; in oils, watercolour, acrylics, pastels and charcoal; combined with live performance as a caricaturist at functions and thousands of portraits drawn over the years.
He is self-taught: his figurative work owes a lot to the impressionists, especially Monet, Sisley and Degas; and his portraits to John Singer Sargent. Born in 1953 in London, England, Stan has since lived and worked in Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France and a year in Mexico! He has a French wife and 3 bilingual boys.
About the Workshop
Before starting on the portrait, Stan likes to start the workshop by demonstrating some simple techniques that have been important for him.
Stan likes the workshop to be hands on with each attendee getting stuck in. He will be demonstrating the portrait & explaining the techniques as he goes along and after each stage attendees can follow his guidelines. Stan likes people to ask questions as much as possible.
Materials for the Workshop
Over the last 20 years Stan has used water-based oils, which are as good as
the usual spirit-based oils but much less toxic. Ideally, attendees should bring along at least 5 tubes to get used to them:
White, large sized tube
Medium cadmium red
Medium cadmium yellow
There will be some paint available at the workshop if you cannot come along with some.
To work from, it would be good if you can bring a photo of a family member or favourite person along to depict.
This could get messy so please bring something to cover the table and floor
The wearing of face coverings at all times except in the cafe area will be mandatory.
We will not be able to have a drinks/biscuits trolley so please either bring your own or use the cafe facilities
Please minimise sharing equipment or paint tubes
Please clean up after using the kitchen area and your table