Autumn and Winter Workshops…


I am really pleased to be running these 3 painting workshops over the Autumn and Winter. I only have 6 places per workshop, this allows me to give everyone the time and space they need.  The workshops are suitable for all and I will show you step by step methods and techniques that I use in my own work. At the start of every session we will be drawing using pastels, inks, gouache and charcoal. Changing the medium that we work in really helps our observation   – it forces us to look again at the shapes, tones and colours.  We will then make small sketches using the oil pastels combined with thinners and linseed oil. The aim is to  combine your observational drawings with the oil pastel painting/drawing on a large primed board. Our subject matter will be inspired by nature and the season, looking at seed heads, dried proteas and hedgerow finds.

gorgeous examples of work in progress 

22nd – 23rd November    £150

29th – 30th November     £150

3rd – 4th December          £150

The day will start at 10 and run until 5 …. with plenty of breaks and tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit to keep you going!

We will stop for lunch for about 1/2 hr

Judith, Audrey and Ann – some of my wonderful bunch from the summer workshops with their amazing pieces 

You will need to bring an apron, sandwich and a set of oil pastels with good range of colours suitable for plants and flowers (about 12  colours) and a large sketch book with good quality cartridge paper. If you have brushes that are suitable for using with gouache please bring them. A camera phone or iPad would be useful but not essential if you don’t have one.

I will provide all drawing materials,  synthetic paintbrushes,  gouache, soft pastels and materials for collage and the final primed board for working on which will be about 70 cm x 70 cm

Jo and Kerry with their wonderful pieces and Ginny, Victoria and Lindsey hard at work! 

Paintings below by Lindsey, Ginny, Fiona and Jo