5th - 6th September

Colour Clusters, Trees & Clouds

Tutor: Richard Pikesley

£230 (the price includes delicious home cooked lunches and refreshments throughout the day)
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The workshop will take place in and around Summerleaze Farm, a beautiful lost corner of southern Wiltshire.

A two day course to sharpen up your response to colour in landscape. Informed by John Ruskin's teaching as one of our starting points, alongside examples drawn from impressionist use of colour, we'll be working directly from the stunning landscape of Summerleaze, looking for visual rhymes, colour clusters, and much more. 


Although my own paintings are mostly in oil or watercolour, this workshop is suitable for those who work in any colour medium.


Method of Working

Painting starts with an immediate response. Seeing perhaps an effect of light which really grabs the attention, the first step will usually be a painting - made fast enough to get the moment down. Working with oil paint and watercolour, Richard works quite instinctively at this stage. The moment passes and he might then need more information especially if he feels it could become a bigger painting. The next stage will often be to make a more considered drawing, which might take several hours. Bigger paintings might be started in the studio and when practical taken back to the location and completed on the spot.

Richard has recently published a new book, 'Landscape Painting A Complete Guide' (pub. Crowood Press).


Biographical Details


Past President of The New English Art Club

1974 Elected member of New English Art Club
1973–74 University of London Institute of Education
1970–73 Canterbury College of Art, School of Fine Art
1969–70 Harrow School of Art