The effect of light on a landscape is often what catches our imagination when we are looking for good subjects to paint. Light creates drama, form and interest; this is equally true if the subject is a still-life or if we are painting figures or a portrait. A walk through any good art gallery will reveal ways artists have found to depict light in their paintings, and yet often these techniques prove elusive when we try to achieve them ourselves.
Working in oils, we will look at some of the ways the effects of light can be brought into a landscape painting, and then use them to create a finished work. If you have an A4 photograph of a light-filled landscape you would like to work from, please bring it along. Otherwise, landscape images will be provided.
What to bring:
An apron or coverall
Newspaper (to lay your wet painting on for transport home)
Oil paints (or acrylic paints if you prefer)
Tear-off disposable palette (acrylic painters will ideally need a stay-wet palette)
Cotton or canvas covered board, or oil or acrylic painting paper – ideally not larger than approx. 10 x 12” (25 x 30m)
Selection of brush sizes, flats or filberts
Rags, paper towels or biodegradable baby wipes
Oil painters must bring low odour thinners please (not turps), like Zest-it, Sansodor or Shellsol.
Suggested colours (guideline only):
If you are buying oil paints for the first time, Daler Rowney’s Georgian range do a good value starter set of 10 colours. If needed, the tutor will have some extra colours you can use. There will also be canvas covered boards available to buy if needed.
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included on the day:
Any other materials not specified for the students to bring
1 to 1 guidance
A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course, you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.
Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.
Number of students: 10
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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