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.