01 Oct 2017 14:30 - 16:30
Battle Memorial Hall, High Street, Battle TN33
Andy Hamblin’s love of historical detailing, photography and his highly developed specialist retouching skills has created a unique 14th Century image of the imposing 1066 Battle Abbey Gates in a perspective that has never been previously painted. With historical expertise from English Heritage and from David Martin (Architectural Historian), 14th Century living history Bowmen from Michelham Priory, and photographic landscape references from Battle and Ashdown Forest, Andy has been able to produce an incredible lifelike image that reveals 14th Century life at the Abbey. With this amazing reference image he will produce a 900mm x 600mm fine art oil on canvas painting for the Battle Festival.
Throughout the festival, Andy will be painting the finishing touches whilst demonstrating his unique skills, step-by-step, in the use of old master techniques such as ultrafine detailing, perspective montaging, impasto textures, scumble over-painting, velatura tinting and coloured glaze finishes. The public and other artists will be invited to attend the daily question and answer sessions on the techniques used, illustrated with specially created examples.