Horses in Oil Painting

61 TUTOR: Helen Greene (BA Hons)

In this workshop you will be using oil to paint horses or another animal of your choice in a still study or in movement. We will use photographs for inspiration and practise a loose free style. There will be a strong focus on colour mixing and the use of colour and I will aim to give you confidence in your approach and promote individuality of style. All reference material will be provided, and this course is suitable for all artists although some experience would be desirable. Most materials will be provided.

3 Full Day
Full day course

Course Notes

Day One

·Starting the day looking at equine/animal artists' work and group discussion

·A practise of quick drawings of horses in oil or pencil/charcoal.


·Oil sketches of possible compositions on paper planning colour and tone


Day Two


·Colour Mixing and Colour theory, practising mixing colours

·Oil sketches in oil using big brushes to develop confidence.


Day Three

·Looking at anatomy and then painting onto canvas/ board one small painting, working quickly. Followed by choosing one composition for a larger canvas/board.


Day Four

·Painting on canvas being bold and without overworking our studies.


Day Five

·Finalising work and Group Discussion.


This course is suitable for any artist with a love of animals. I will help you expose your connection/feelings with your chosen animal and to gain a greater understanding of anatomy and movement.





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