Still Life Flowers in Oils with Penny German


Duration: 1 day

Price: £80

Run by: Peter and Kimberley Keegan
at The Courtyard Art Studio

01296 733200

The Courtyard, Claydon Estate
Middle Claydon
Buckinghamshire
MK18 2EX

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About the Course

Create a traditional still-life floral oil painting with renowned oil artist Penny German.

Following traditional approaches in the application of oil paint, you will spend the day working from a still life floral set up. Penny will demonstrate and explain the importance of composition and lighting to achieve the best possible colours and shapes. You will explore the principals of negative space, blocking in and refining alongside colour mixing and colour temperature. Penny will be on hand with lots of demonstration and one-to-one guidance throughout the day.

By the end of the day, students will have produced a small 8x8inch oil painting, as well as gaining a deeper understanding of traditional oil painting methods.

Penny German is an artist from Northamptonshire who received a BA in Fine Art from the North Oxfordshire School of Art. She previously specialised in botanical illustration in watercolour, working on projects for the RHS and Oxford University Press. Ten years ago she discovered a love of oil painting and has since been working to capture the effects of light in still life and portraits. Regularly exhibiting across the UK and in London, including with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Penny runs regular workshops and courses in the UK and in France.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

There will be a small materials fee of £5 for a range of beautiful flowers and any additional materials (such as paint, rags, paint thinner etc) you may need to loan.

Tea, Coffee, biscuits and cold refreshments will be available throughout the day. Lunch is not provided although The Phoenix Tea Rooms, just next door, provide an array of meals, light lunches and snacks. Alternatively, there is a fridge and microwave in the studio kitchen for you to use if you prefer to bring your own lunch.

You will need to bring;
- Oil paints (artist quality preferred) Titanium white/yellow ochre/french ultramarine/burnt umber/alizarin crimson/cadmium red/cadmium yellow/viridian (if you don’t have all of these colours bring the nearest approximation)
- White spirit odourless (unless using water-based oils)
- Canvas or board roughly 8”x8”
- Brushes (various sizes 0-6)

Do bring any lovely flowers you may want to paint but there will be plenty on hand.



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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

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