Expressive Portait Painting
Kim Scouller is an award winning Scottish artist specialising in figurative painting. Born in Glasgow 1980, Kim lives and works in London.
Exhibitions include The BP Portrait Award, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition, The Discerning Eye, Lynn Painter-Stainers and The Scottish Portrait Awards.
She is a regular contributor to Artist’s and Illustrators Magazine 2015 - present.
This four-day painting course explores different approaches to making expressive portraits with an emphasis on techniques to help loosen up. As well as small quick portraits, there will be an opportunity to work on a larger painting over several days.
Working from the model we will begin by making small portrait studies on board using big brushes and consider their impact on mark-making and gestural paint handling. You will be shown how to build the structure of the head using directional brush strokes and ways to apply thicker paint.
With plenty of demonstrations and one-to-one advice to keep you on the right track, we will cover colour mixing, paint application, proportions and the structure of the head as well as discussing famous artists who have worked in this genre.
Whether you are starting out with portraits or looking to develop your skills this intensive course will take you in exciting new directions built on a solid foundation.