About The Course
10am – 4pm all days | August 4th / 5th / 6th | Oils
Come to paint at this spellbinding location overlooking the sea and the Seven Sisters Cliffs taught by New English Art Club member Daniel Shadbolt. The Coastguard Cottage is your painting haven for the three days, set up your easel on the huge deck with the sea lapping at your toes, or walk a few steps and you are on the beach itself. Daniel will guide you through making well drawing and well thought out seascape and landscape paintings.
Being receptive to the environment is a skill in itself that the landscape painter will be encouraged to develop during this course. This will be paired with personal advice on how to locate a view which is suitable not only to your aesthetic preferences, but also to the painting techniques that you wish to explore.
Colour relation and identification will be considered specifically for landscape oil painting. In order to work with confidence and clarity, these ideas will be initially introduced through making studies to begin with. Focusing on analytical colour and tone, each student will be assisted in developing their individual palette control.
Tutorials about ‘plein air’ painting are tailored to each student’s needs and abilities. Drawing alongside the oil painting will enrich the painting process and refresh the eye, enabling you to return to the painting with renewed vigour. Combining an engaged and fluid handling of oil paint with a thorough and objective looking, can make a landscape both painterly and naturalistic.
The course will result in two or more paintings in oils, along with several drawings. Either as a boost of concentrated activity to your studio work, or as a one off investigation into landscape painting, the objective will be to immerse yourself in three day’s of landscape painting in a unique setting.
Field easels provided
Get on main Seaford to Eastbourne road a259 and turn into ARUNDEL RD next to the Texaco petrol station. Drive to T junction at end of ARUNDEL . Golf course directly ahead. Turn left into Chyngton Rd. and continue to mini roundabout – bear left into Chyngton Way. End of Chyngton Way and turn RIght up concrete track( not left to farm) to SOUTH HILL BARN CAR PARK. USE THESE DIRECTIONS NOT SAT NAV.
Please arrive by 9.30 on the first day to allow time to get to the Coastguard Cottage from the car park.
Pay full amount or deposit.
Balance due no later than two weeks prior to course date, see Terms and Conditions for full details
About The Venue
Coastguard Cottages, Cuckmere Haven, East Sussex
The Coastguard Cottages are perched high on the cliff overlooking the sea, with the iconic view of the Seven Sisters in front and the winding Cuckmere river behind. This is one of Britain’s special places and perfect for our seascape and landscape courses.
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