Friday Mornings – An Introduction to Oil Painting


For beginners or intermediate artists who want to get going with oil paint and colour

Tutor Suzon Lagarde

Friday mornings 10am-1pm for 6 weeks

Summer Term – 22nd April – 27th May 2022

  • Learn to paint in oils from the beginning
  • Find out how to mix colour
  • Understand the mechanics of oil paint
  • Establish some essential studio skills

There is a reason that the vast majority of painters who work from observation will end up using oil paint at least some of the time. Ever since the Renaissance it has remained the most powerful and flexible of media. It does have a reputation for being a bit tricky for beginners and it’s true, without a bit of tuition it is entirely possible to feel that you are ploughing a field of mud.

Nonetheless, there are two or three simple rules which when followed will transform your paints from leaden weights, dragging you down, to silver wings that will raise you aloft on scintillating passages of luscious, clean, seductive colour.

With the rules under your belt and a grasp of how to mix the colours you see, you’ll find that oils are the friendliest of all the paints, far from being tricky, they are the perfect tool for observational painting and visual expression.

Suzon will introduce the ideas and methods you will need to move on with your oil painting. Her enthusiasm for the medium is infectious and whilst you’ll certainly learn the practicalities of painting you may also catch some of her delight in colour and composition.

You will be provided with a list of materials to include seven or eight colours, a couple of brushes and other bits and pieces you’ll need. You may also purchase your materials at our studio, our prices are competitive.

About Suzon Lagarde

Suzon Lagarde

Whilst her work usually begins with acute observation of her subject, Suzon’s paintings go through repeated iterations as she explores edges, shapes, colours and abstraction. With a background in digital media and 3d imaging, Suzon brings the rigour of a demanding industry to her painting practice and teaching. She exhibits regularly and sells around the world. You can read more about her here

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