25th - 27th September
Tutor: Richard Pikesley
£285 (the price includes delicious home cooked lunch and refreshments throughout the day)
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Sometimes painting landscape 'en plein air' can feel a bit like turning up and hoping for the best. And although magic does sometimes happen, approaching painting with a flexible game plan can greatly improve our chances of having a great session. This workshop will seek to look at ways of really engaging with landscape subjects, from choice of viewpoint, through sometimes having to work very quickly, to how to use a variety of media and methods to gather enough information and memories to work productively in the studio later.
Although my own paintings are mostly in oil or watercolour, this workshop is suitable for those who work in any medium.
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.
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