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Easy(ish) Oil Painting Workshop

Saturday 11/06/2018



I have a simplified process to introduce you to painting portraits in oils. All equipment is provided plus a set of notes for you to take home. In this enjoyable workshop I will guide you step by step to produce a portrait and give you the confidence to explore the exciting world of portraiture. Cantact me if you would like to be notified of future workshops.


Robin Painting Demonstration

April 2018



This is a speeded up video I made of me painting a little robin. Using the normal process that I recomend:-

  • Premixed my colours, from a limited palette.
  • Work from dark to light.
  • Followed the textures of the bird, (Let my brush do the work)
  • Work from the furthest point of the bird forwards.
  • Used one long flat brush for most of the painting and reserved the rigger for just the detail.
  • Play the video

    Fur and Feather Oil Painting Workshop

    Saturday 13/01/2018 10am to 3pm



    Experience the joys of painting Birds and Animals in oils. This practical one day workshop will introduce you to painting animals, capturing the textures of their fur and feathers. All levels welcome from beginners to more experienced artists. You will come away from the workshop with a painting you will be proud to own.

    At the Millend Community Centre, Church Lane WD3 8HD (https://www.millendcc.co.uk/)

    £50. I will provide all the equipment necessary plus reference material. (Just bring a packed lunch.)

    During the day I will demonstrate how to get realistic fur and feather texture.

    Contact me for more information or to reserve a place. (Places are limited)


    Summer 2017 Painting Programme

    12/07/2017



    My Summer painting programme is now available. If you would like to have some tutored painting out and about in Rickmansworth then please drop me a line. More information can be found here:- Summer Painting 2017


    May 2017 Art Exhibition

    Chenies Manor – Pavilion Gallery

    04/04/2017 update 20/05/2017



    Bank Holiday Monday 29th of May
    Pet Portrait Special.

    Now open at 1pm - With a special display of recent pet portraits.

    Now open Bank Holiday Monday 1st of May.

    • Open During May at the following times:-
      • Wednesdays, Thursdays and Bank Holiday 29th 2 – 5 pm
      • Preview Friday 5th May 7 – 9 pm R.S.V.P.

    Held in the fantastic historic house and grounds of Chenies Manor. Have a look at their website for directions and opening times cheniesmanorhouse.co.uk.

    Andrew's Art Treasure Trail

    Plus I have a collection of 5 paintings of birds set in various locations around Chenies Gardens. Place the birds in the correct locations to enter my free prize draw.

    Treasure Trail Map

    April 2017 Display - Andrew's Birds

    31/03/2017



    I have a display of bird paintings in the foyer of the council Offices in Rickmansworth. If you are in Rickmansworth then please pop in and have a look. Have a look at the council website for directions and opening times threerivers.gov.uk . Go in the council office main entrance, my paintings are in the foyer, on the art society display board, on the right hand side of the staircase.


    March 2017 Display - Pet Portraits and Other Animals

    01/03/2017



    I have a display of paintings in the foyer of the council Offices in Rickmansworth. Including the portraits of Nala and Penny. If you are in Rickmansworth then please pop in and have a look. Have a look at the council website for directions and opening times threerivers.gov.uk . Go in the council office main entrance, my paintings are in the foyer, on the art society display board, on the right hand side of the staircase.


    Painting of Penny

    16/12/2016



    My friends from the facebook group "Dog Owners UK" kindly donated the photos of their fabulous pets so that I could use them for an exhibition painting. After much deliberation I choose the photo of a Beagle named Penny. Following is the stages that the portrait goes through in its creation. Normally when I undertake a commission these photos are shared with the client so that they can follow the exciting development of the portrait.

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    Etsy Free Postage

    10/11/2016



    For all my UK website users I am offering free postage in my Etsy store until the first of December. Do take a look, lots of gift ideas and more added every day. At the checkout enter code WEBFREEPOST16A.

    Visit my Etsy store

    Painting of Nala

    03/11/2016



    When I undertake a commission I email the client at each stage of the painting, I find that my customers find this an unexpectedly enjoyable part of commissioning a painting from me. Indeed, one of my recent customers had these progress images printed out and framed so that the recipient of the portrait (her husband) could also share the experience. After the customer and I have discussed the painting and agreed on a composition the process can begin in earnest.

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    Fine Art and Wine Festival

    at The Waterside Rickmansworth

    Bank holiday Monday 29th August 2016 Open from 12pm



    Come and enjoy a relaxing day of wine, food, art and song.

    Music by Marabella, singing all 50’s/60’s/70’s classics.

    An exibition of oil paintings by Andrew Schofield. Covering a wide range of subjects and to suit a wide range of budgets.


    Sunflower Painting an Exercise in Yellow

    22/07/2016



    Painting yellow can be somewhat challenging because it is such a bright, vibrant colour it can be difficult to get the darks without losing the vibrancy. So, for this exercise, I am trying to achieve a vibrant sunflower painting without losing the depth.

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