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Travel Painting in Acrylics | Urban Landscapes | Mellissa Read-Devine

Bring along your travel photographs of urban landscapes and cities that you’ve been to and might like to paint – and visit again one day! Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this bold and colourful painting workshop where you’ll paint a contemporary scene from one of your favourite cities around the world in acrylics and charcoal. Explore ways to simplify shapes and keep your colours bold and bright, learn about colour mixing, composition and much more.
Mellissa is known for her impressionistic style of painting, has been the recipient of many award and prizes and is displayed in many galleries and private collections. She is a regular tutor all over Sydney and we’re pleased to have Mellissa at Art Est for several workshops throughout the year. So until we can travel again, revisit your holidays or your home city through art!

Images: Lisbon Street, Sydney Sunshine and Lisbone Tramlines by Mellissa Read-Devine

Is this course right for me*

Some prior experience with acrylics is assumed. Students should have attended at least an introductory acrylic painting workshop or class.


Please bring the following:
1-2 stretched mid sized Canvasses – rectangular or square
Mellissa recommends sealing your canvas with at least one coat of gesso to save time.
Acrylic Paint – I use mainly Matisse Structure, but you can bring what you have so long as it is artist quality. (Note: cheap paints from a discount store will not work as they do not have the pigment and don’t mix well.)
This is my preferred colour palette:
Naples Yellow
2 different yellows (warm and a cool)
Cadmium red or Equivalent
1 of the following: Alizarin, Magenta, Red Violet or Rose Madder
1 of the following: Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Teal/aqua, Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine or Pthalo Blue
2 of your favourite complementary colours – purple/orange/bright green
Brushes – synthetic preferred, not too soft – filbert, bright/flat or round in assorted sizes eg. 12/10/8/6 – larger ones if you are working big
Small brush for detail
Old round brush approx size 10/12
Larger brushes – eg cheap hake or small painters brushes for backgrounds
Water spray
Palette knife (for mixing paint)
Plastic card eg. old Library card for scraping or scumbling.
Palette – the flatter the better, white plastic plates are good.

  • If painting large – bring some small plastic pots/recycled tins to put paint in

Image references/photos at least A4 (not it’s usually better to work from printed photographs than from your iPad/iPhone or other mobile device)
Paper & soft pencil/charcoal for sketches

Our workshops are all delivered in studio at Art Est.

We have extra measures in place for your health and well-being.

Please read about our Covid-19 safe measures here.

Maximum of 8-12 students in all our classes depending which studio is used Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials.
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Course testimonials:

  • Wonderful day and Melissa was great. Please run it again