This five day portrait painting course offers a fantastic opportunity for intensive study from two portrait models, under the expert tutelage of Anastasia Pollard RP. The course is designed to help students further develop their skills in painting a good portrait likeness. Throughout the week we will combine drawing, tonal painting studies and limited palette sketches; these will be building blocks towards a fully developed three day portrait in oil. Accuracy of observation and measurement will be of great importance but not at the expense of making a fresh, energised and expressive response in paint to the sitter. The students will also be encouraged to work intuitively and expressively in tandem with an emphasis on accuracy of observation. You will receive one-to-one guidance throughout the course, and Anastasia will be on hand to give regular feedback and constructive advice. The course is a valuable opportunity for more experienced painters to develop their portrait painting skills.