GRASSROOTS: Well known artist visists Matlock society

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On Saturday, October 18, Stephen Ashurst was invited to Matlock Artists Society’s monthly meeting to demonstrate portraiture.

He is well known for his portraits and has a unique style, which enables him to work quickly, so that he can achieve a very good likeness by the end of a morning.

For a model, he selected member Tony Renner and started with a detailed drawing which he then loosely painted over with a selection of thin colours before building up the picture with thick paint.

It was fascinating to see Tony’s likeness appearing on the canvas. This class had a very good turnout as it was one of its open events.