During the weekend workshop, we will each complete a painting on a canvas 16×20 inches, working from photographs and also a finished painting which I have prepared. I demonstrate each stage, as we go along explaining and analysing the techniques and colours that I have used. Participants then paint each stage step-by-step with me. There are up to 6 in the group and there will usually be a mixture of brush & palette knife.
The workshop is aimed at beginner and intermediate level, and I like to focus on giving as much information on methods and techniques as possible, so that people have something to work with when painting afterwards. We always have tea and coffee to hand, and take a break for home-made cake or scones half way through the morning.
In this session we will reproduce ‘The Goose Girl’, the lovely bluebell woodland scene painted by Stanley Royle (1888-1961). Palette knife techniques are used to capture the vibrant rows of bluebells as they disappear into the distance under the trees. The brush is used to put in the detail of the geese in the foreground.
Course Fee = €125
Use of studio paints is an additional €10
This course will run from Saturday till Sunday 10am to 1pm each day.