The day will begin with John doing a short demonstration landscape, showing the way he applies oil paint, brush control and colour mixing. He will discuss painting a sky, distance and foreground (aerial perspective) and trees. Depending on your level of experience and drawing ability, you can make your own painting as complicated or simple as you like. There will be plenty of photos to choose from to give you inspiration and ideas. John will work with each person individually to help you to complete your painting.
About the Artist
John has taught oil painting for over 30 years at Residential summer schools and privately. He regularly exhibits at The Mall Galleries, London. John has won many awards for his paintings including SAA Artist of The Year.
John is a member of The Wapping Group of Artists.
What you will need to bring
Your usual oil painting kit
Oil Paints Titanium white, Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Yellow medium, Cadmium Red, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue, Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber
Extras: Olive green, Viridian, Light Red (this is a guide, don’t worry if you don’t have them all)
Canvas or canvas board . 2 boards , one 12x 16 inches approx and one 8x 10 inches approx (available to buy on the day)
Medium Artists Turpentine. John adds 5 percent Stand Linseed oil to the turpentine
Oil painting brushes. A variety of long flats and Filberts of various sizes . Include at least one larger brush about size 12 (student brushes available to use on the day)
Painting knife ( sometimes called a palette knife )