Painting Holidays

SHORLAND OLD FARM, EXMOOR - CREATIVE COURSES FOR 2018

ALLA PRIMA - DIRECT SKETCHING & PAINTING IN OILS
15th - 18th March 2018

‘Alla Prima’ is the term used to describe paintings finished 'in one go'
rather than using time consuming, multi layered glazing techniques.
Direct and spontaneous, it encourages a fast, expressive, painterly style.

On this course, Paul will be using Water mixable oils, although the
techniques demonstrated apply to conventional and alkyd oils if you
wish to use them. Starting with fundamental brush skills including
drawing, scumbling, wipe-outs and paint-loaded impasto,
Paul will guide you through his painting process.

From planning and roughing in your composition, to developing tone
and final details, you will learn to complete a small oil in one session.
Weather permitting, Paul will combine studio lessons with painting
outdoors, with subjects including landscapes, buildings and
still life studies.

A materials and equipment list will be provided.


ESSENTIAL SKETCHING & DRAWING
6th - 9th September 2018

Drawing is a fundamental creative skill. It is a way of seeing the world
around us, exploring form, structure, texture and tone, as well as
developing ideas for possible paintings. Paul believes passionately
that drawing from observation is the best way to develop your
creative vision and skills, connecting with the subject and recording
what you see.

With subjects including still life, the surrounding farm buildings and
landscape, Paul will guide you through his techniques for sketching
and drawing in pencil, charcoal, pen and ink.

Materials list provided.


Materials list provided.
Please contact Sandy or visit the website www.shorlandoldfarm.co.uk
for booking, accommodation and course details.
Telephone: 01598 763505
Email: enquiries@shorlandoldfarm.co.uk