David Tress

Painting Landscape- Structure and Expression

Tuesday 5th – Thursday 7th June
Fee: £370

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In this thee day landscape painting course David Tress will look at the building blocks which underlie representational landscape painting – light, space/perspective, tone, colour, composition – and will also consider the ways in which an expressive or emotional response to landscape might be explored. There will be a balance between describing and demonstrating the various painters’ ‘tools’ which allow the making of strong representational paintings and vigorous compositions, and an exploration of risk-taking and ‘gut response’ in making landscape paintings which allow and encourage a more expressive approach to the subject.

Each day will include demonstrations and studio work, and sketching and drawing in the powerful North Yorkshire landscape.  Tuition will be both as a group, with demonstrations and discussions, and individually for all course members with help, discussion and suggestions. Demonstrations will be in acrylic, some of them using mixed media and collage. We hope as always for good weather when out drawing – but please bring along some stout shoes or boots and waterproof clothing just in case!  

This course is suited to those with painting experience.