Katharine Wheeler demonstrated her techniques of portrait painting in oils to members at Gracefield, Dumfries, on February 17. She began with a quick overall wash of dark
colour and then lightened strategic areas with a rag to roughly suggest the shape of the sitter's face. Katharine proceeded to build up a likeness with subtle defining strokes and using a limited tonal range.
There was insufficient time for Katharine to create a finished painting but she reached a stage at which a characterful portrait was emerging.
Katharine's follow-up workshop for members on March 3 is fully booked, but she does organise other workshops. You can email her here.
The final demonstration in our 2016-17 season is on March 17, when potters Hannah McAndrew and Douglas Fitch will be revealing the secrets of slipware decorating. Details of our summer programme will be published shortly.