Wildflowers in Oil Painting: Loose and Free

7 TUTOR: Helen Greene (BA Hons)

In this workshop you will be using oil to paint wildflowers in still-life or in the landscape. We will use photographs or bouquets of wildflowers 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.

1 Full Day
Full day course

Course Notes

Day One

·Starting the day looking at contemporary artists' work and group discussion

·A practise of Blind drawings of flowers to free up our inhibitions and develop our own unique style.


·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

·Painting onto canvas/ board one small paintings working boldly and 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.



All the materials and equipment will be provided but a couple of old jam jars with their lids would be helpful.

Please bring an apron or wear old clothes as oil paint does tend to get on things, especially sleeves.







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