Landscape Painting, the craft of
This practical course is for those who already have some painting experience and want to paint outside in a wild and beautiful setting. The focus of the course will be on getting painters to work from direct observation out in the open countryside around the mill, much like John Constable in his early days. Assington Mill was held by one John Constable (probably a relative) in the 1690s. If the day is fine, Roy would like people to stay late and take advantage of the evening light.
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.
Click on Roy's name to see something about him.
NB: This course is now full but, if you would like to go on the reserve list, please ring Anne on 01787 229955 or text 07770 550570 with full details.
COMMENTS FROM STUDENTS:
Just a few words of appreciation for your wonderful course yesterday. I
thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much. I have really got the bug now! Barry P.
Brilliant course and terrific food!
Lovely day again. Thank you both, Annie
A day course is too short but I managed to collect one or two chunks of advice from Roy!
Thanks for great workshop on Sunday, am inspired and hope to get out of the studio more! Penny
Just a few words of appreciation for your wonderful course yesterday. I thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much. I have really got the bug now! Barry
I really enjoyed spending the day with you at Assington Mill. The views, the food and your enthusiastic instruction were a great treat. I will learn to be more bold with the paint strokes!! Elizabeth
What to Bring
Your normal 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.