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Painting Vibrant Landscapes in Oils or Acrylics | Nicole Kelly

Join Nicole Kelly for this one day studio based landscape painting workshop. In this workshop students will learn to bring colour, light and energy into landscape paintings, focus on composition, mark making and more. Students can work from a range of sources including: drawings, oil sketches and black and white photographs.

Image credit : Nicole Kelly Next to Me 2015 Oil on Polyester

Is this course right for me

Some prior painting experience is assumed

Materials list

Please bring the following:

  • Reference material: Bring a variety of pictures/photos/drawings of landscapes that inspire you – the overall scene as well as details shots if you like plus any sketches/sketch books you may have done on a trip into the land.
  • Pencil/charcoal and some paper or a sketchbook.
  • Paints: Please bring your oil or acrylic paints whichever is your preference . The following list of warm/cool colour range names (the names will vary depending on the paint brand). The following is a guide for a good range of colours: Warm red (cadmium red or napthol red medium); Cool Red (permanent alizarin crimson); Cool Blue (Cerulean Blue or Cerulean Blue Hue or Cobalt blue or manganese blue) ; Warm Blue (Ultramarine Blue, Prussian blue or Pthylo blue (red shade) ; Cool Yellow (lemon yellow or cadmium yellow or bismuth yellow) ; Warm Yellow (Cadmium Yellow Deep or yellow azo deep) ; White (cool toned whites: titanium white, transparent white; warm toned whites: zinc white or mixing white) ; brown (raw or burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre)
  • Brushes (variety of sizes with a few bigger ones as well as small/thin ones for details)
  • Canvas textured paper or canvas boards for sketches
  • At least 1 canvas (A3 or larger). Stretched canvas or board board primed ready for painting
  • Palette – White china plates work well.
  • Rags (lots!), Masking tape, jumbo bulldog clips

If using oil paints
Bring odourless solvent for cleanup and mixing mediums. Solvents MUST be odourless. Oil painting solvents and mediums must not be tipped down the sinks. You will need to bring jars with lids to take away spent solvents/mediums. Spent solvents/mediums must be taken with you and not left in the studios. You tutor will give you information on reusing and disposing of spent solvents and mediums.
Bring the any mediums you have.
Disposable gloves recommended

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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