Develop your skills and confidence, enabling you to enjoy your painting time and to produce work that you are really proud of.

Demos and Workshops

Demos are about your art, not mine. The image created is chosen in order to explain and demonstrate important art principles:

  • Colour mixing – how to find the right colour, using few colours for harmony and how to extend your palette. How great palette work adds speed and ease to your painting.
  • Colour relationships – how they influence our feelings about the image
  • Handling paint on different brushes
  • Why shape in composition matters so much, how to resolve poor shapes
  • Describing light in paint – beginner explainers and professional tips
  • Form, line, depth, perspective and much, much more.

Your art group is likely to have absolute beginners and experienced art addicts, there’s something for everyone to take away from each demo – to inspire and inform work in every style and medium.

Booking is easy and I bring everything I need with me. I can even provide you with promotional pictures and a Facebook post for you to share with club members to promote your event.

call 07763390299 or email to find out more or book me for your club.

Live Demos from £150

Examples of Demos:

The power of monochrome painting

A demo to inspire you to beef up the tonal range in your art! Painting using just black and white oils I’ll show how images without colour can be emotive and reveal new aspects of the subject matter. Here’s how to observe, simplify and amplify tone to make more powerful art.

Layering oils – a lively demo with audience participation

This whistle-stop tour of the stages of a layered oil painting is split into four 20 minute demos on four separate paintings of the same subject, each at a different stage. Audience members invited up at intervals to try different brushes and paints: opaque, transparent, light over dark, using different mediums, knife impasto and glazing. A good overview of oil techniques.

Little Figures

A photograph of a little boy or girl is transformed into a simplified study capturing radiant light and handling textures such as skin, hair and fabric. I’ll show you how to simplify a complex reference photo to concentrate on what is important using a logical palette based on the colour wheel and a set of observations to make which are easy to follow.

Whilst these are not skills one can hope to acquire overnight or in the course of one session of tuition, a successful learning experience is one where you leave the workshop able to do several new things and having demystified an element of painting theory. Technical knowledge should give you new insights into the techniques and devices used in the paintings you see in galleries, improving your enjoyment of art as well as the quality of the art you produce.

I believe in student focused tuition, enabling through demo – practice – review to encourage, inform and inspire your learning.

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Basic Paint Handling

Which brush & meduim? A logical approach to oil painting – to get that feeling “I know what I’m doing, now I just need to practice it”
Painting bright light

Observing and translating tone, hue, colour temperature and saturation.

Realistic painting techniques

From composition skills to rendering beautiful detail.

Discover your own style

Working from your own reference and vision rather than copying existing art work or professional photos.

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