Light v. Dark on Mid-Tone Workshops with Lois Cordelia

Using light versus dark and minimal colour, create dramatic portraits on mid-tone backgrounds in this mixed media workshop. We will work loosely based on photographic references - feel free to bring some of your own photo references, or be inspired by a wide range available on the day. Experience of portrait drawing is helpful, but not essential. Ideal workshop for anyone wanting to loosen up their drawing skills, experiment on mid tone paper, or try something new in the field of portraiture.

To see details and dates of workshops, please select from the following venues/locations:

Tindalls, Colchester (£40, including all materials and tea/coffee, plus in-store discounts)
Peter ToshPeter ToshMedium: Pastel on mid-tone paper.

Dimensions: Approximately A3. 420 x 297 mm

Date: May 2005

Comments:
Peter Tosh (1944-87) was a close friend and colleague of Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley (1945-81). Together with Bunny Wailer (born 1947), they formed the pioneering group The Wailers. Of this trio, Tosh was perhaps the most sombre, reflective and intense. He seems to capture the spirit of the biblical Sampson, the dreadlocked Nazirite whose mighty strength lay in his long hair. Like Sampson, Tosh was a formidable foe to his enemies, aptly nicknamed the 'Stepping Razor'. Tosh was brutally murdered during a burglary at his home on September 11 1987. Loosely based on a photograph.



Price: Not for sale.

 

MarjorieMarjorieMarjorie

Medium: Pastel on mid-tone paper.

Dimensions: Approximately A3. 420 x 297 mm

Date: July 2005

Comments:
Portrait commission.



Price: £Not for sale.

Mother TeresaMother TeresaMother Teresa

Medium: Pastel on mid-tone paper.

Dimensions: Approximately A3. 420 x 297 mm

Date: July 2005

Comments:
Based on a photograph by Jane Bowen of The Observer. I was particularly moved by the gentle but determined expression of the eyes.



Price: £450

 



AslanAslanAslan

Medium: Pastel on mid-tone paper.

Dimensions: Approximately A3. 420 x 297 mm

Date: 2006

Comments:
Based on a specimen in the Ipswich Museum, UK. The title was inspired by the wistful gaze of the lion

Aslan in C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia.



Price: £SOLD. In a private collection in Jamaica.
Head of ApolloHead of ApolloHead of Apollo

Medium: Coloured pencil on black paper.

Dimensions: Approximately A4. 297 x 210 mm

Date: May 2006

Comments: Based on a classical sculpture of the head of Apollo, ancient Greek god of the sun, music and poetry; housed in the British Museum, London.

Price: £Not for sale.