Workshops    Weekend plein air painting workshop in Oils in Castlemaine area

02.04.22 to 03.04.22

I am conducting a weekend plein air Oil painting workshop in the Castlemaine area. Dates: 2/3 April 2022.

The session on Saturday 2 April will commence at 11 am and conclude at 3 pm. The Sunday 3 April session will commence at 10 am and conclude at 2pm. Bring your lunch. If you are visiting Castlemaine and staying overnight, please make your own accomodation arrangements.


Cost and bookings: The cost of the workshop is $200. In the first instance please email me with your booking - Payment will be requested closer to the time of the workshop. Or you can ring me to book: 0434214356



We will paint at two different landscape sites in the Castlemaine area. There will be shade. One of these sites may be at nearby Mt Alexander, where there is no toilet.

I will demonstrate in oils on canvas. I will proceed step by step, increasingly giving individual attention to each artist’s work. I will show you how to look for a point of emphasis, how to create a composition and build your painting in stages – blocking in and attending to negative and positive shapes.

I will show you strategies for dealing with the changing light. You will be shown how to deal with edges as the work moves to completion.

The workshops will end with a show and tell and wrap up of everyone’s work. This workshop is suitable for all levels of experience.

A materials list will be provided as a guide: participants can also bring their usual selection of colours etc, an easel, and may wish to bring a folding stool or chair.

The maximum number of students is 10.