On Saturday, 25th April 2015, Loïs Cordelia performed an all-day speed-painting portraiture demo at Tindalls, Colchester, completing three portraits between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Using a single large, chunky brush, A1 size coloured mountboards as canvases, and acrylic paints, Loïs swiftly captured each likeness, including one from a live model. The photographic series of work in progress shows how the day's speed-painting marathon developed.
Photo credits: Jason Curtis and Natasha Alliston
Setting up: 10.00 am
Portrait of Loretta Young, based on a photograph. Time taken: 40 minutes.
Portrait of Jason Curtis, painted from a single life sitting, taking 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Muchacha Andalucia, portrait based on a black and white photograph. Time taken to complete: 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Tindalls Art Shop, Trinity Street, Colchester