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40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) Oil on W&N canvas texture paper 300gsm.
This is both the last painting in the mini-series and the new one after a long hiatus in painting.
As all others, this portrait is for sale. It was almost finished for six  months at least in the fear I didn’t know how to paint any longer. One day last week I did her remaining left arm and hand in about 15 minutes and signed it off. I can’t tell if in fact this arm is any better or worse painted than the rest of her, but I did wonder why couldn’t I finish it before… there is artists for you!

Marcus from Egypt

“Marcus from Egypt”
40cm x 50cm (16″ x 20″) Oil on W&N canvas texture paper 300gsm.
It had been a while since I painted a black face. Notwithstanding time I loved it as much as the first time. For some reason I find black skin so much richer in color and intensity that it become a constant discovery to portray likeness and depth of expression in one place.
Pure color never ends and thanks to people like Marcus I love painting!!

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Art Classes,  days and times:
I teach from my studio at Currans Hill, NSW 2567.


All year classes from January to December
  • Wednesdays, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Mixed
  • Fridays, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Kids 9 to 12.
  • Fridays, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Mixed
  • Saturdays, 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Kids 9 to 13.
  • Saturdays, 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Mixed.
  • Saturdays, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. 13+ Adults.
  • Sundays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Mixed.

You have the choice of 1) drawing, 2) oil painting or 3) soft pastels. I suggest to do drawing first, since it forms the base for all other forms. Nevertheless I teach the fundamentals of light, form and tonal values in all classes.  So, you can do them in any order to your own convenience.

  • $12.00 per hour. 2 hours for kids, 3 hours for adults.
  • Discounts of 10% for 5 classes, 15% for 10 classes.
  • All art supplies available in our premises at a 20% to 30% off retail prices.
to reserve your place ring 0401 128 334 or click here:
  • The registration fee covers your first class and some materials as needed.
  • Let us know if you can’t make it or wish to change day/time.

Course outline:

I teach individually. That means everyone follows the same basic system but at their own pace and with their own choice of subject, be it portrait or anything else.
The mediums I teach are
  • To learn the basic techniques on how to paint portraits takes approximately two months of weekly 3 hr sessions.
  • It takes the same in any medium, so if you want to learn pencil portrait drawing, it’s 2 months, monochrome 2 months and full colour oil painting, 2 months.

So your learning can take anywhere from two to six months, depending which medium/s you want to learn.

After that learning period you can paint as part of the group for half price.

Many people find that continuing is very helpful because they still continue learning faster than on their own, get help if needed and find lots of motivation.

 2005_0731(001)      The course involves me painting or drawing one portrait in front of you and showing you how to do it, step by step. Then you do about half of the next portrait and I help with the difficult bits. The third portrait you will try to do it all by yourself and I only make suggestions. Some people need more than three portraits, some less. But in any case after that period, you will know the basics. It just depends on how much you practise after, how good you get.
      All my students get work and paid commissions of one kind or another soon after completion of the course. Many also win art prices, which is comforting to know and also more than justifies the cost.

(Ring up, Contact Us or come during business hours for registration and enquiries)