Moorbath Farmhouse is your comfortable, welcoming home-from-home for the week. Set in the glorious landscape of rural West Dorset, it provides the ideal environment in which to learn and develop but also to relax and leave the daily grind far behind you.
Join David in the beautiful English countryside for three full days of drawing and painting.
“A vague and deceitful sketch. A game for children and old men.” Michelangelo
One of the greatest artists in the Western world might not have been all that taken with it, but from Da Vinci to Hockney, the landscape has been a constant theme in art for centuries and one with which the English have been obsessed since they stole the idea from the Dutch in the seventeenth century. But just how do we get all those glorious colours, textures and forms onto our flat canvas or paper? How do we deal with light and shadow? And what of the two utterly unpaintable elements that preoccupied none other than Rubens: the breeze and the dew? The English landscape may look tame enough on our country walk, but it can become an unmanageable beast when put into the service of your art.
On this course, you will learn how to reinterpret the landscape and see it with the eyes of an artist.
Topics will include:
proportion and composition
painting the place or painting the weather?
moving from line to tone to colour
the history of landscape art
“In order to realise something you have to transform it.” Giacometti
View my short video (2:05) on Imagining the Landscape here.
“…we appreciated your thorough preparation and extensive experience, your adaptive method of teaching and your engaging personality. To arrive as a couple of strangers into such a welcoming group of like-minded artists was a bonus. We can certainly say that our three days in Dorset exceeded our expectations. Thank you.” P.W. Belgium
Details and Booking
Accommodation: Moorbath Farmhouse, Symondsbury, Bridport.
04 June – 08 June 2018 (3 full days – arrive Monday for supper; depart Friday after breakfast)
From £625 per person (based on two people sharing).
tuition plus 4 nights accommodation at Moorbath Farmhouse with all breakfasts, vegetarian lunches and dinners plus beverages.
What’s not included:
holiday insurance, alcoholic drinks and personal shopping.
For further info and to reserve your place on this holiday:
Contact David about this holiday:
Telephone +44 (0) 7879 624413