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07980 611 267

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One day Workshops

Tuesday 4th February 2020

How to paint loosely & keep it simple

Oils & Acrylics. All abilities

The more simple we can make a subject the more dramatic it can be, and the stronger the painting, and the easier it is to get that elusive 'looseness'

To take a subject and create a simple but effective painting using loose marks is great fun!!

We will look at, amongst other things:

Simple but strong compositions
ooking at patterns of light and dark and how they work together
Simple Interpretation 

What's important and what can simplify or even leave out? 
Where can we be soft and general and where do we want to sharpen things up with a little detail?

Simple but accurate shapes
Get those shapes right in a good composition and you will find we don't need much detail

Simple tones
Dark, light and a couple in between. We will look at simplifying what we see tonally. Where to loose edges and merge areas of similar tone together.

Simple colour
Limited palettes, how and why...
Simple brushstrokes 

How to use the brush to lay down paint in a simple but loose way, with just a little more detail and working in the focal point

£70 per person

£10 extra for materials if needed

10am - 4pm 

Church House in Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 5AL 

Max. 12 students with plenty of one on one time

Materials needed: Just your usual painting gear and colours you feel comfortable with. A selection of boards, canvas or paper depending on your preference. Reference photos all though I have a large slection for student to use also. 


I am happy to advise further so please feel free to email or call at the details below.

Friendly but productive and focused atmosphere.

Plenty of one on one tuition. We can really focus in on the individual needs of each student, and what they are hoping to achieve.

I encourage people to paint whatever subject they like, all though will advise on most suitable for particular workshops.  Bring your own photos or I can provide a wide selection of choices.

There is at least one demonstration to illustrate the main points of the workshop in action.

Bring your own lunch. Drinks & biscuits provided.


To book your spot please fill in the form to the right or contact at these details:


07980 611 267

Full payment due on booking to secure place.  BACS or cheque, details will follow with confirmation email.