I’m really happy to finally launch my online, 10 week oil painting course, accessible to all on a pay as you go basis (if you have a computer and internet!)


Starts April 4th 2020 – there will have a new subject each week, and you will be able to dip in and out as you like.

* Each week, I’ll release a new online painting video, with accompanying notes, full instructions and a painting exercise. You will retain access to the video for the whole week (longer if needed).

*I’d then like you to photograph your resulting paintings and share them with me, so that I can give you individual advice and helpful tips – via whatever messenger service is most accessible to you.

*Pay as you go to access a new session each week – which will be £20, for now, payable by bank transfer or Paypal. I don’t want to charge a block advance fee as people may get ill and need a week or so off!

It’s a flexible materials list, but for the course, you will need:

Oil paper or canvas/canvas boards, whichever size you prefer.

Oils – the following, or similar: titanium white, cadmium red, lemon yellow, ultramarine, pthalo blue, viridian, sap green, purple/violet, burnt umber

Brushes – a large flat, medium flat, small flat and a liner or rigger brush.

Low odour solvent ( I use Zest it)

Quick drying medium (Liquin/Zest it)

Cloth/tissue/wipes, large palette (plate is fine!)

I recommend using an easel – or at least a table easel – but its not essential!

Amazon will have all of this! Otherwise, for those based in the UK I use www.jacksonsart.com or www.artsupplies.co.uk

(for the first week, paint wise – you will only need white and burnt umber (or any dark tone) this week, as it’s a tonal painting session 😊 a flat brush, and a surface to paint on! It is an excellent way to warm yourself up for the rest of the course – and get moving that paint around with a bit of freedom!

Join the Facebook Painting Club page with any questions – or just to share your paintings and chat to other artists!

Course details

Week 1  Tonal Painting – Learn about brushstrokes, brushwork and tonal analysis

Week 2  Tone and Colour – How to translate those tones into colour – looking at mixing, application and lighting effect

Week 3  Landscapes 1 – Woodland Light – looking at brushwork, texture and light

Week 4  Seascapes 2 – Wild Seas. How to construct wave paintings and get the effect of stormy movement in oils

Week 5  Seascapes 3 – Sparkly Seas. How to achieve distance on the sea and a sparkly, coastal atmosphere in oils

Week 6 Bluebell wood – vibrant spring colour and light

Week 7 Landscapes 2 – Land and Sky. Achieve distance and drama through tonal analysis and directional brushwork.

Week 8  City Light – People and movement, hustle and bustle in oils

Week 9  Portraits – Life and movement and atmosphere in your portraiture

Week 10 Still Life – Set up, technique and lighting effects for atmosphere