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Figure Painting in a Landscape: Oil

with artist and tutor Alicia Coombs Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th July 10am - 4pm

  • Ended
  • 330 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots

Service Description

Join Alicia Coombs (alicia_coombs_fine_art), to paint a figure in the landscape. Over three days you will explore in oil the immersion of a figure amongst a garden environment; the interplay between the dappled light and surroundings on the figure while both elements compliment the other. The figure will be clothed in a simple white dress and possibly with a traditional parasol to highlight the portrait. Please note: The focus is not on the figure or the portrait, but the painting as a whole where the harmony between the environment and figure is observed as an overall work of art. This course is for intermediate and advanced students or who have some experience of painting in oils already. If you would like to join the course to simply paint from the scene in watercolour you are welcome, but the instruction will be in oil. Working from life, students will experience the readiness of 'the now' while painting amongst nature. As the sun moves across the sky, different shade and effects will passover the figure. Alicia usually takes care of the admin side to the school, but is also a classically trained painter. She has experience painting the clothed figure and also painting outdoors. During this course, these two elements will merge together. The student will come away with 1 or 2 paintings. The sessions can be also divided up into three morning sessions on one canvas, and three afternoon sessions on an alternate canvas. Materials: Brushes, Chungking hog hair brushes, filbert and flat from Rosemary & Co, x3 sizes 2,4,6,8,10 Oil tubes (60ml or 40ml) : English Red Cadmium red medium Ultramarine Blue Cadmium yellow Lemon Yellow Chromium of Green Oxide Raw Umber Burnt Umber Cerulean Blue Alizarin Crimson Yellow Ochre Titanium White Linseed Oil, small pot, palette x 2 70 x 50cms oil primed canvas Michael Harding, Gamblin, Old Holland,Williamsburg A cheaper alternative can be found in the 'Charles' line of Roberson paint at Russell & Chapel: Image Credits Image 1: 'In the Woods' by Anders Zorn Image 2: 'The Black Brook' by John Singer Sargent Image 3: 'A Siesta' by John Singer Sargent Image 4: 'Clotilde on the Beach' by Joaquín Sorolla Image 5: detail from ' Group with Parasols' by John Singer Sargent Image 6: 'The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy' by John Singer Sargent

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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