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Landscape Painting Master Class in Oils | Marie Mansfield


Course overview

This two day master class style workshop is for students with prior oil painting experience who would like to improve their painting skills. The focus of this two day workshop is painting tonally as it relates to painting landscapes en plein air (ie out in the field). Enjoy two days of working in the field and gaining a solid understanding and observing tone and oberserving light – vital ingredients to improving your painting. With a good understanding of tone and light you can bring atmosphere, distance and mood into your landscape painting.

Please meet at Art Est. where you will do some preparation and Marie introduction to the course. The location will be advised prior to the workshop, however will be nearby to the studios.

Images: works by Marie Mansfield

What to expect

Students will
produce several landscape studies working en plein air (ie outside).
learn techniques of observing light
be introduced to a method of mixing colours tonally
learn to give your paintings a sense of distance, space and atmosphere
learn to see what is there rather than what we know is there.

Is this course right for me?

Some prior experience with oil painting is assumed


Please bring the following:

  • A small palette
  • Palette Knife
  • 3-4 Canvas boards or canvas 10x12"inch or larger (10x14" or 12x16") what ever feels comfortable.
  • Your brushes
  • Odourless Solvent (solvent MUST be odourless). Ensure you also bring jars with lids to take home any spent solvent.
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Oil Paints. Bring what you have. Marie’s recommended colour palette is: Titanium White or Zinc White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson. Optional colours include Cerulean Blue (hue will do), Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow
  • Small tubes of acrylic Paint – White, Raw Umber

If you have a portable/travel easel, bring it with you if you wish.

Please bring your own lightweight camping stool please if you wish. The school has some stools, but they are not very lightweight.
If you don’t wish to use a stool, we recommend a small plastic sheet or picnic rug to lay on the ground.

Please ensure you bring a hat, sunscreen, bottled water.

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

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