Dutch Flower Oil Painting Technique

 


Art Masterclass


 

Dutch Flower Oil Painting Technique


Course Dates: July 27th - 29th 2020

Have you ever wondered how Dutch Renaissance artists could paint such hyper-realistic still life/botanical art? Over three days, you will learn the 17th Century, Dutch flower oil painting technique and the history behind this historical method through this dedicated art masterclass.   The Flemish approach is a highly refined and precise multi-layer method that achieves a high level of realism. This unique masterclass is your opportunity to learn and practice this method to create the mesmerising polished effect of Dutch still life.

Dutch painters such as Ambrosius the Elder, Bosschaert and Paulus Theodorus van Brussel used this approach to immortalise many exotic and fashionable floral compositions of this time. The historical background will give you the opportunity of learning the meaning behind some of the most popular objects used by Flemish artists for their still lives. Armed with this knowledge, you can crack the meaning of celebrated compositions of the Dutch Golden Age.

You can attend this art masterclass both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform.

All of our masterclasses can be learnt in our central London art studio at Sunny Art Centre or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

Masterclass Structure:

  • Day one: Morning - Introduction of painting materials and set-up. Explanation and demonstration of light theory, values, edges, and how to start the master copy and draw a precise line drawing of the flowers through understanding their structure. Students practice value scales exercises, edges exercise and draw a line drawing of a section of Dutch Master floral composition. Afternoon- demonstration and explanation of how to paint an underpainting known as open grisaille with only brunt umber paint. Students will finish their line drawing and proceed to paint an underpainting.
  • Day two: Morning - Lecture on the history of Dutch flower paintings and artists who favoured this approach, followed by a demonstration and explanation of the next painting layer called the dead layer. You will learn to form paint and achieve the correct values of the flowers. Afternoon – Students paint the second layer of their master copy.
  • Day three: Morning - Explanation and demonstration of the final layers using limited yet vibrant colours to form paint flowers. You will also learn a technique called glazing. Students will paint the last layer of colour for the rest of the day.

By the end of the art course, you will have learnt about light theory, value edges, colour theory, brushes for specific techniques, specific mediums for each layer and mixing colour.  You will have learnt the traditional Dutch indirect method that requires a layered technique involving a precise drawing, a precise underpainting, form painting and glazing. 

Making master copies is the best way to learn a new method, and this art masterclass will provide you with the necessary skills and knowledge to create precise and vibrant flowers.

Key Techniques: 

Our art tutors will provide you with booklets and manuals to aid your development. Content covered in this masterclass includes:

  • Learn the structure of flowers
  • Learn how to paint the layers
  • Learn how painting realistic flowers through precise form painting

Suitability

Suitable for adults with intermediate and advanced oil painting skills with an interest in still life and hyper-realistic, polished botanical paintings.

How to Book

1. Purchase the course below.
2. You will receive an email with instruction about how to attend the masterclass online or on-site at our central London art studio.

BOOK YOUR COURSE

Course Dates

July 27th – 29th 

Mon to Wed, 10-3 (Lunch Break 12-12:30pm)

Booking Closes:

July 23rd 2020

Time left to book

£390 + VAT

Available seats left: 10

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MATERIALS

Using the right art materials plays an essential role in an art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from the list below, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have also designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order the recommended pack for this masterclass here below.

Artists’ Oil Painting Materials Pack

  • 18 Winsor & Newton fine oil colours set, 10ml (Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Medium,Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine,Permanent Green Light, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Ivory Black)
  • Wooden Palette
  • 2 practice canvases (30 x 25cm)
  • 4 hog flat brushes of different sizes
  • Brush case
  • Oil colour wooden box
  • 6 palette knifes of different sizes (2 small, 2 mediums, 2 large)
  • Brush cleaner
  • Linseed oil
  • Turpentine
  • White spirit
  • Stainless steel oil brush-washer
  • Stainless steel oil container
  • Cotton tote bag in black & gold
  • Denim painting apron with adjustable leather waist ties and neck straps
  • A4 hard cover sketchbook
  • 5 graphic pencils with different levels of hardness
  • White charcoal pencil
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£290 | £198 + VAT

Artists’ Oil Painting Materials Pack

  • 18 Winsor & Newton fine oil colours set, 10ml (Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Medium,Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine,Permanent Green Light, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Grey, Ivory Black)
  • Wooden Palette
  • 2 practice canvases (30 x 25cm)
  • 4 hog flat brushes of different sizes
  • Brush case
  • Oil colour wooden box
  • 6 palette knifes of different sizes (2 small, 2 mediums, 2 large)
  • Brush cleaner
  • Linseed oil
  • Turpentine
  • White spirit
  • Stainless steel oil brush-washer
  • Stainless steel oil container
  • Cotton tote bag in black & gold
  • Denim painting apron with adjustable leather waist ties and neck straps
  • A4 hard cover sketchbook
  • 5 graphic pencils with different levels of hardness
  • White charcoal pencil
  • 3 charcoal pencils: soft, medium and hard
  • Drawing rubber
  • Putty rubber (aka kneadable eraser)
  • Leather drawing case
  • Paper stumps (small, medium, large)
  • Pencil extension
£290 | £198 + VAT

OUR TEACHERS

Our Art Centre’s team of expert art tutors has an incredibly strong academic background - they honed their valuable skills and trained at some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the Royal Academy of Arts and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, the Athens Academy in Greece, and the Florence Academy of Art.

The extraordinary efforts of the art tutors ensure that the organisation can continuously deliver bespoke cutting-edge art tuition for students both on-site at our London art studio, Sunny Art Centre or remotely online.

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