April | Intensive Still Life in Oil | Conor Walton


April | Intensive Still Life in Oil | Conor Walton


April 21st & 22nd 2018

10am - 6pm

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About the Workshop


Artists will complete a simple still life using a single form which will be supplied by the Schoolhouse for Art,  unless candidates have a particular object of interest. 

The workshop will open with an introductory talk and set-up of still life, artists will then commence a preparatory drawing, either on paper or directly on their canvas in charcoal/white chalk (acrylic primed and roughened with acrylic clear gesso base or impasto medium;  this is particularly appropriate here.  There will be a break for lunch, candidates can bring their own or there are a number of eateries in Enniskerry village.  After the break there will be a talk on colour theory, the limited palette, and naturalistic painting.  Artists will then commence painting until the close of the day, with accurate empowering guidance.  The opening of Day 2 will see artists recommence their painting.  Prior to lunch Conor will offer a slideshow of his work, for discussion. After the break for lunch there will be an insightful talk on the physical and chemical characteristics of paint.  Artists will continue painting until finish on Sunday evening.





About the Tutor


Conor Walton was born in Dublin, he lives in Wicklow with his partner Jane and 3 children. He sees himself as a figurative painter in the European tradition, attempting to maintain his craft at the highest level, using paint to explore issues of truth, meaning and value.  All his paintings are attempted answers to the three questions in the title of Gauguin's famous painting: 'Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?".  Conor studied at NCAD in Dublin, and also at the University of Essex in the UK,.  He studied painting and old-master techniques in Florence Italy, with Charles H. Cecil.

He is the holder of many awards including 3 prize Still life category, International ARC Salon (2014-2015) he was also the finalist and sitter's choice, Sky Portrait Artist of the Year 2014, Dublin heat. Conorhas a wonderful list of Solo exhibitions






Details will be posted closer to the workshop date..  What we supply is under discussion!