Painting in the Autumn provides a rich palette of colours: deep rich reds, golds, yellows.. and incredible skies. Devon is a great place for painting both, out in the landscape beside the River Dart or on majestic Dartmoor National Park. These are explored both in the landscape (taking quick sketches and photos if the weather is bad) and in the studio by the warmth of the log burner. Although the main emphasis will be on capturing the rich colours of autumn and the expansive skies, the course will also focus on trees and their leaf colours and how they can be incorporated into imaginative settings to enhance their beauty.
I collect leaves in autumn, noting the beautiful variety of reds and golds. Making studies of these is one of the great pleasures in life.
It is said I am well known for my use of colour, particularly the fresh vibrant colour I manage to achieve in my watercolours. Demonstrations of techniques will be frequent to help you achieve a similar freshness in your painting with demonstrations dedicated to both composition & colour.
As with all of my courses I will tailor it to make it suitable for all abilities from beginners to more advanced painters.