Landscape Painter, the Craft of the
This practical course is for those who already have some painting experience and want to paint outside in a wild and beautiful setting. Painting landscapes 'en plein air' has a distinguished history but with many painters today relying on photography the craft of the landscape painter is being lost.
Working in the grounds of the mill and the surrounding private nature reserve we will focus on producing a series of completed landscapes by direct observation. For those nervous of working out in the open the secluded location is ideal, situated in one of Suffolk's beautiful 'hidden valleys' between Constable's Stour Valley and Gainsborough's home town.
All with the added bonus of home-made lunch, biscuits and cakes throughout the day.
We will cover the follow topics.
Setting up outside
Working methods and techniques
Finishing paintings on location
Getting your wet oil paintings home again
Hours: 10 - 5 but you may want to paint in the evening after the course has finished as the light gets better in the evening.
What to Bring
Your usual oil painting equipment including a French easel, sketching easel or similar. Alternatively a pochade box and tripod.
Outdoor clothing. Including warm clothes and waterproofs and sturdy footwear. We will be working outside but there are plenty of places where we can keep a roof over our heads if it rains.
Don't forget your hat. Great for keeping warm and very useful for keeping the sun out of your eyes.
Sun not guaranteed.