Painting Landscapes in Oils

Painting Landscapes in Oils


The day will begin with a look at the importance of composition, perspective and light in landscape painting, using the work of some well-known landscape artists for inspiration and example.

Shelagh will then help you plan your own composition, demonstrating how to approach each stage of your painting. Reference material will be provided, but attendees may also bring their own reference photographs. If the weather is good, students may wish to find a view to paint outside and easels are available.

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)

Palette knife

Tear-off disposable palette (acrylic painters will ideally need a stay-wet palette)

Cotton or canvas covered board, or oil or acrylic painting paper - approx. 10 x 12” (25 x 30m)

Selection of brush sizes, flats or filberts, within the range 2 - 12

Rags, paper towels or biodegradable baby wipes

Oil painters must bring low odour thinners please (not turps), like Zest-it or Sansodor

Fine water spray for acrylics

Suggested colours (guideline only):

Titanium white

Lemon yellow

Cadmium yellow

Cadmium red

Alizarin crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Cerulean blue

Burnt sienna

Burnt umber

If you are buying oil paints for the first time, Daler Rowney’s Georgian range are a good place to start and they do a good value starter set of 10 colours. If needed, the tutor will have some extra colours you can use.

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 the 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 cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us with the 'Chat with the Maker' button. 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

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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