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Saturday, April 28, 2012


Russ Culver left his pastels at home and brought his oils for an unusual rural painting for Totton Art Society members in April. Russ painted from a photograph of Alfred White, otherwise known as vet James Herriot, with a calf. This combined Russ's best known topics: portraits of people and portraits of animals. The faces are always full of character and Russ prefers to leave his backgrounds simple.

Photo: Robert Wellington

Russ much prefers to use the best quality paints and demonstrated the difference between artist quality and student quality titanium white.