Painting in Oils - Spring Posy

Painting in Oils - Spring Posy


We will be painting a jar of Spring flowers from the garden at Micklem’s farm. Working ‘alla prima’ in oil paint, looking closely at shape and colour relationships. We will look at ways of applying the paint in a dynamic and interesting way: focusing on colour, brushwork and composition.

What will be supplied:

8” x 8” gessoboard

A vase of Spring flowers

What to bring:

A selection of synthetic brushes to include some ‘short flat’ synthetic acrylic brushes. I like to use:

Daler Rowney System 3: short flat ¼”, ½”, ¾”.

Daler Rowney System 3 filbert size 2

Small round size 1 synthetic brush.

Palette knife - Winsor and newton size 22 or similar

‘Liquin’ painting medium

A flat mixing palette - paper palettes are fine. (£2 in ‘The Works’)

Oil colours as follows - Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarine Crimson, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, French Utramarine, Phthalo Blue.

A flat mixing palette - tear off paper palettes are fine. (£2 in ‘The Works’)

A box to take your work home in (to fit a thin 8” x 8” board)

A jar and some low odour thinners/white spirit substitute for cleaning your brushes, some rags or plenty of tissues to wipe brushes clean.

If you’re trying painting for the first time- starter boxes of paint can be bought from Micklems Farm for use on the day at additional cost of £6 per box.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

Any other materials not specified for students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

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.

Level: All levels welcome

Number of students: 10


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops


Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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