On this two-day course in oil painting technique, professional artist John Wiltshire will demonstrate techniques and approaches to oil painting in the open air. With enough time to create your own painting this is a rare opportunity to work in the beautiful historic setting of the Botanic Garden and explore oil painting over an extended period. Use the techniques of ‘il primatura’ and ‘a la prima’ painting and expect to learn some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ that will enhance and accelerate your own painting so that you will come away with practical insight into how to develop as a painter. Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any materials that you would prefer to use. This course is suitable for beginners or those looking to improve their painting technique.
John is an artist with over 30 years experience specialising in observational painting who, as an ex-Cambridge resident, spent plenty of time in the Botanic Garden. Twice a winner of the Royal Watercolour Society’s open exhibition, his watercolour technique uses a restricted palette of five colours. John has been teaching painting and drawing skills since 1995 and has Qualified Teacher Status.
Bookings for this course will close 11 June
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