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Colour and composition in oil painting at Flatford Mill

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Colour and composition in oil painting at Flatford Mill

Duration: 5 days

Price: £480

Contact: Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill

Flatford Mill Field Centre
East Bergholt

Course Start Dates

Monday 17th February 2020

About the Course

This course is a good introduction to working with oil paint, giving a grounding in theory and practice that can be transferred to the use of all media. Our study of colour this week will include the mixing of colours, colour theory – looking at complimentary colours and the colour wheel, using colour values (tonal spectrum) darks and lights.

Course tutor: Linda Matthews
Linda Matthews has worked as a full time artist and tutor for 18 years. She is inspired by everything around her, she enjoys sharing the essentials of painting in the studio so you can experience fully the freedom of painting from life - en plein air - out of doors. She works professionally in most media. Her philosophy for painting is ‘Wherever you look there is something to paint. You can never be bored with a pencil, a sketchbook and a paintbox’.

What to Bring
The materials recommended are the minimum quality I would suggest from my own experience, I do not work for any of the companies mentioned. But over the years have found their products to do what they say on the tin:

Oil colours; Winsor & Newton Winton range:- Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Prussian Blue, Scarlet Lake, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent rose, Cadmium Lemon Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Zinc white
250ml Zest it or Sansodor NOT turps or White Spirit - jam jar with lid
Mixing palette paper, wood or glass
Oil Paper (Arches huile or Canson oil paper)
Old newspaper and towels for cleaning.
Apron or coverall to protect clothing
Long Handled brushes are generally used with oils and acrylics as it allows you to make a lighter mark. I recommend Rosemary & Co Brushes - their Ivory range is a good synthetic brush, easy to clean and maintains it shape. These are handmade in Yorkshire and if looked after will last a life time. If you wish to buy another make have a look at the size chart on the rosemary and co website as sizes are not the same between makes.

Long Flat size 12 and 8
Round. Size 2
Rigger size 0

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Expert tuition
Free Wi-Fi
Full board accommodation
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance

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