My second study for the portrait of Antony Worrall Thompson, painted more freely and much smaller than the previous painting at just 12" x 10".
My latest project is restauranter Anthony Worrall Thompson. I painted him in 2005 on a tv programme called A brush with fame, he chose my portrait as his favourite. This one’s a warm up for a bigger portrait of Anthony in his study with his books. As well as running restaurants and featuring on recent tv series Trawlermen he writes cookery books and as far as I know written 32 so far. #portraitpainting #oiloncanvas #wetonwetpainting #rosemarybrushes #winsorandnewton #oxfordartsociety #bucksartsociety #rbsa #portraitcommissions
#anthonyworrallthompson #celebritychef #trawlermen
Just recieved a nice package from Rosemary Thompson @rosemaryandco. A couple of free T-shirts and some sample brushes – Classic and Ivory range for students to use at my workshops.
Had a fun day running a portrait painting workshop for Rickmansworth art society.
Had a great time running a two day portrait painting workshop at Pure Artwork studio in Adderbury, what a great place to work!
Another fun day teaching beginners oil painting at Pure artworks studio in Banbury.
Got a nice little feature in The summer edition of the Artist magazine this month.
Pleased to have a little tutorial in the July issue of The SAA Paint magazine.
Another fun evening demonstrating portrait painting with palette knives for Hughendon art group.
Had a great weekend teaching a nice talented bunch of students on my loosen up and paint more freely oil painting course at Henley School of Art.
Found myself on another online news site i’ve never heard of!
Got a nice little mention in The Oxford Times with Oxford Art Society.
We had a photographer from the Daily Mail round a while back, they were going to feature my chemo selfie story but it didn’t happen as there was much more important news going on out there!
My studio is a mess, as you can see i don’t just get paint on the floor, it’s splattered all over the walls too! By the way my wife Ginnie hasn’t wet herself.
Had fun painting fast while demonstrating plein air painting techniques in oils a few weeks ago for Shefford art society.
I found this little feature on my chemo selfies on a news website i’ve never heard of, The London Economic. They’ve swapped out 3 of the 18 selfies with some pre chemo selfies!
Nice to get away from the grey skies, teaching portrait painting to a great bunch of artists in the Algarve. “I thought Mark was great. He was informative and gentle in his approach and has instilled in me a sense of ‘breaking down’ in steps the task of portrait painting.
In addition it was nice to meet new people.” SALLY
Another fun day teaching a lovely group of artists portrait painting with palette knives at Art events in Surrey.
“Thank you for a wonderful wokshop on Saturday. It was a delight to meet you and we all loved working with you on the challenge of the palette knife! Not only are you a fine artist but an excellent tutor and I very much appreciated the preparation you made to ensure the students had all they needed to help them create a good painting. It was huge fun as well! We are already looking forward to the next one and I will send you some dates soon.”
This is a first for me, a pet portrait demonstration in acrylics.
I did this one for Winslow and district art society in less than 2 hours.
Got a nice little article in this Algarve ex pats magazine. It’s about me and my portrait painting workshop in the Algarve next month.