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Classical Techniques of Oil Painting of the Modern Artist with Nial Adams at Watershed Studio


About the Course

We’re delighted to present this Oil Painting Course with acclaimed Landscape Artist from Norfolk, Nial Adams. Trained in the classical techniques of traditional landscape oil painting by his father as a young boy, Nial has developed a style recognised for its modern twist on the classical method. Nial teaches art students, at all levels, the core fundamentals of good oil painting technique.

For this course at Watershed we bring you a unique experience to spend two days with Nial, in a small group, to learn some of his techniques and secrets.

Nial will demonstrate and lead you in creating simple composition that conveys impact and structure, using a limited palette and large brushes! This course is ideal for the new artist (or even complete beginners), as well as the more experienced artist looking to improve technique and results.

Day two will cover use of 'glazing and scumbling'. Using a broader range of colours, Nial will explain the benefits of working with strong colours in harmony with subtle glazes, helping you to produce rich and deep textures, explosive highlights that really add a punch to your artwork.

During this intensive two-day course your learning will include -
· The basics of good landscape painting composition
· Learning about the tonal method of oil painting
· Discovering some of the techniques of the Old Masters
· Exploring colours, colour mixing and handling oil paints
· Painting from references vs. your imagination
· How to avoid the common mistakes most amateur artists make

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Farmhouse lunches on both days are included along with homemade afternoon cake and refreshments on tap.


Allison Bond at Watershed Studio
St. Cleres Hall Lane St. Osyth
CO16 8RX
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