Painting plein air in oils
Micklems Farm Creative Workshops, Berkshire
Phew! We had another hot day for the plein air workshop this year! I didn't think it could be any hotter than the one I held last July, how wrong I was.
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Painting outside, especially with oils, can seem a daunting prospect, but once you’ve tried it, hopefully you won’t look back! This workshop aims to provide the practical advice you’ll need to make this a regular part of your art practice.
After a brief introductory talk about equipment and method, we’ll be leaving the studio to explore the outside space and beautiful gardens at Micklems Farm near Maidenhead. I'll advise on how to choose a subject to create an interesting composition and how to simplify your set-up to deal with the everyday practicalities of working outside. On-going advice and help will be given throughout the day.
I'm equally happy teaching beginners and more experienced artists so this workshop will suit anyone who just wants to have a go at painting plein air.
Out and about with the pochade
In 2021 I was lucky enough to be selected to take part in one of my favourite TV shows, Sky Landscape Artist of the Year. It was a last minute application - I've always thought it would be fun if you were chosen to be one of the 'wild card' artists, who look as though they are having such a good time (even though it does always seem to be raining).
It was quite an experience and although I had a bad case of imposter syndrome, I really enjoyed the whole process; the production team were so friendly and bent over backwards to make the contestants' experience as positive as they could.
It was amazing to reach the final three.