Painting Buildings in a Loose Style

30 TUTOR: Colin Palmer

The emphasis will be to draw and paint in a loose style giving a sense of energy and spontaneity. Painting without the stress of drawing straight and accurate lines is fun and rewarding. This course is designed to inspire and encourage students to create stunning paintings and sketches. It will be suitable for beginners as well as those who have enjoyed painting for some time. The tutor is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher and has, over the years built a reputation of bringing out the best in all his students. His classes are well planned, fun and especially informative. The set exercises during the week will be demonstrated in small stages, ensuring everyone fully understands the tasks.

2 Full Day
Full day course

Course Notes

This course is intended for those who wish to learn how to improve their ability to paint buildings in a loose and free style. Exercises will be set during the week to be carried out in the classroom and at the end of the week you will have a number of paintings of which you will be proud.

Topics to be covered during the week include tools for the job, composition, colour mixing - who needs dozens of paints? - how to paint those tricky windows, drawing techniques, perspective, trees and flowers, the importance of shadows, how to draw people, ink and wash techniques and much more.

Colin will pass on many tips that he has perfected over the years as a professional architectural illustrator. He will demonstrate techniques throughout the week, working closely with you to enable you to develop your skills.

All materials will be supplied with an emphasis on quality equipment including sable brushes, high grade paper etc.

Please contact Colin through the Summer School office should you need any advice in advance of your week's course.

Course Tutor

Colin Palmer

About Colin

Colin Palmer is a professional artist and watercolour teacher who works from his
studio in central Marlborough. He has built a reputation as a teacher who is able to
produce astounding results from his students.
He produces artist's impressions of new house builds for architects, property
developers and designers and sells original paintings and fine art limited edition
prints in galleries and shops in addition to directly from his studio. Colin runs
regular workshops throughout the year, demonstrates to art societies and teaches
around the South West of England. He has produced over 100 house portraits
during his career as a watercolour artist.
More information and to view his work please visit his website:

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