In this masterclass, you will be painting from two models, with an emphasis on the visual differences between them. These individual nuances will help you to use comparative means to strengthen what you see, whether you are working on a portrait of one of the models or both (although double portraits are encouraged as they help the flow and are full of exciting challenges). The aim is to portray likeness and individuality in each model. The relatively short time of two days will be of benefit in freeing inhibition and embracing what is “there” and to work from life; it is very much painting the experience. You will work under the expert guidance of Jennifer McRae RSA, whose work can be found in a number of collections including the Royal Collection at the National Portrait Gallery. By the end of the course, you will have completed a single or double portrait.