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Painting in Oils 'Still Life and Flowers' (2-day workshop)

  • Yardley Arts, The Old School Hall The Square, Yardley Hastings Northampton, England, NN7 1EU United Kingdom (map)

Like to produce a small oil sketch of a still life composition in one day. On this short course, you will learn how to set up subject matter, prepare boards, chose composition, understand and describe value, and apply colour. It involves demonstration, tuition and critique.

The course is led by Penny German, a Northamptonshire artist who used to specialise in botanical illustration in watercolour, working on projects for the RHS and Oxford University Press. Ten years ago she discovered a love of oil painting and has since been working to capture the effects of light in still life and portraits.

What to bring

Please bring a variety of oil paints and low odour white spirit. Boards will be provided. If you have any lovely garden flowers, please feel free to bring them on the 24th. You should wear old clothes and/or an apron and bring a packed lunch (although delicious lunches available at pub next door).

Dates and cost

Monday 23 July and Tuesday 24 July, from 10am to 4pm

Cost is £85 per person


You should book this course direct with Penny. There are a maximum of 12 spaces and the course is suitable for all abilities. You can email her or call 07546 118290.

About the tutor

For more information about Penny, please check out her website.