Oil painting  - Light & colour workshop (Still life)

Oil painting - Light & colour workshop (Still life)

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Micklems Farm

Knowl Hill Common

Knowl Hill

RG10 9YD

United Kingdom

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Colour and light in oils (Still life) Suitable for all levels.

About this event

This workshop will be suitable for all levels, as there will be elements to take away for every degree of experience, and Catherine can tailor her instruction to suit your ability.

We will using a simple still life set up as the subject matter and be painting in oils using a small selection of colours. Catherine has extensively studied colour theory, and so we will initially cover the basics of hue, value and tone, before moving onto planning and mixing your colour scheme. Students will learn a systematic approach to painting the subject matter itself, which aims to simplify the alla prima (wet on wet) painting process so students each create a fresh and vibrant piece of work.

This process will be transferable to all subject matters, while we are using still life for ease, these techniques are equally applicable in portrait, landscape and animal paintings.

The workshop is held at Micklems Farm, a glorious sunny studio in Berkshire, set in beautiful gardens. We provide coffee and tea, and there is a lovely kitchen or, if sunny, outside marquee in which to eat lunch.

I will provide oil panels to paint on and table easels.

Materials needed:

A large palette - disposable is fine, but give yourself as much area as possible!

Selection of oil painting brushes. Hog or sable, real or synthetic, in a range of sizes.

Oil paints - Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Titanium or Zinc white, Phthalo turquoise, Ultramarine Blue. The better the brand the better the pigmentation, personally I like Old Hollland, Michael Harding or Jacksons Professional ranges. I will have some available on the day, but it is worth having your own.

Odourless thinner & painting rags

An apron or something to cover your clothes

A packed lunch

Oil painting  - Light & colour workshop (Still life) image
Oil painting  - Light & colour workshop (Still life) image

Catherine will be doing a demo painting alngside which is projected on to the enormous TV screen at one end of the studio - no crowding round the easel trying to see it!

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