Autumn Mixed Painting
November 3rd - 8th 2013
This holiday combines both Oil and Watercolour painting - a great opportunity to see how different mediums tackle the same subjects.
* Mirehouse – A visit to this interesting privately owned house, home of the Spedding for many many generations with the opportunity to sketch in the house. Also the church of St. Begas is beautifully located in the grounds overlooking Bassenthwaite Lake, made famous by Melvin Bragg’s novel ‘Credo’. Lunch will be provided in the Sawmill Cafe nearby. Return to Hotel for tea via Grasmere to visit the Heaton Cooper Studio.
* Still Life - Based on Italian painter Morandi (1890-1964) who based his still life on bottles, jugs and simple kitchen articles, using subdued colours.
* Mixed Media - Painting using sand, polyfilla, pure pigment etc, experimenting with texture. Boards and materials will be provided.
* Painting from Sketches made on the outings.
*Wray Castle - A new venue is this mock Gothic castle on the western shore of Windermere, now owned by the National Trust, with grounds going down to the Lake. Plenty to draw and sketch.
* Slide Presentation and discussion of Still Life paintings from the Renaissance to present day.
The holiday begins on Sunday afternoon and finishes mid-morning on Friday.
* DVD - Three members of the RWS painting on location in Cornwall.
* Appraisal and discussion of work achieved
* A light-hearted fun Quiz evening to end the holiday
The course will finish on Friday morning with an informal exhibition of paintings and appraisal of work achieved. Within the course, there is plenty of scope for artists to develop their own individual ideas.
are welcome, and there is a reduction of £30 on the above prices for them.
A deposit of £150 per person is required for the holidays, which can be made by cheque or credit card. This is non-refundable unless the room is subsequently relet; cancellation insurance is available.
Audrey Jerram is very experienced in teaching painters. She and her husband, Peter, ran a guest house for painters in Hartsop, near Ullswater, and so is well acquainted with the Lake District. They now run a similar establishment in Wiltshire. Audrey paints in predominately in acrylics and water colour, but uses other media from time to time.
Her London exhibitions include one person shows in Foyles Art Gallery, Queensland House Gallery, and the Loggia Gallery. In 1994 she had an exhibition at the Collins Street Gallery in Melbourne, and as a result was commissioned to paint in the Gold Fields of Western Australia in 1997, followed by another exhibition in Melbourne. Her paintings are in private collections in numerous countries.
To see some examples of Audrey's work, click here