Sunday, 16 July 2017

Upcoming Autumn Courses and Painted Gardens

Meryel working on her painting
I have just completed a four week course entitled 'Painted Gardens.' This is the first time I have taught this course for over four years.  The excitement of teaching the course once again was matched by the students truly excellent work.  During the course the students and I looked at the history of painted gardens, mixing different greens, applying texture and surface marks.  The students that attended were a mix of beginners and more experienced artists. Overall I had the pleasure to watch some of the best work emerge from blank canvases in my fifteen years of teaching. The results of which are for you to see below:

Original painting by Meryel 2017

Original painting by Gaye 2017

Details of Gaye's painting

Unfinished original painting by Geoff 2017

Original painting by Jean 2017

Original painting by Sue 2017 (her first painting!)

Original painting by Sue 2017

Detail of unfinished original painting by Pam 2017

Detail of unfinished painting by Pam 2017

Original painting by Helen 2017

Original painting by Lolly 2017

Original painting by Lolly 2017

Study by Tere 2017
Thank you to all the students for making the course such a overwhelming success and for allowing me to show their work on my blog.  I would also like to thank Liz whose work is not shown here. 

If you would like to join one of my classes or have one-to-one classes, please contact me using the blog contact form below. 

Here are my upcoming courses for Autumn 2017:

Upcoming Autumn Courses and Workshops 2017


4 Week Painting Course 'Cliffs, Sand & Sea' (open medium)
Starts Friday 20th October 12.30 to 3pm - All Saints' Church Hall, Ryde - £70

4 Week Painting Course 'Evening Landscapes & Night-Skies' (open medium)
Starts Thursday 28th September 10.00 to 12.30pm - Bembridge Village Hall - £70

4 Week Painting Course 'Shanklin Chine & Other Island Scenes' (open medium)
Starts Friday 22nd September 10.00 to 12.30pm - Northwood W.I. Hall - £70

Gallery Visit/Talk 'Southampton City Art Gallery' (talk approx. 1.5 hours)
Friday 3rd November, meet at 9.45am at Red Jet Ferry (to depart at 10.15am) - £50 TBC
(You will need to buy ferry tickets, but bus to gallery is free and gallery admission is free)

More one day workshops will be available as the term progresses and these will appear on my blog.  One to one sessions are still available over the summer period.

Happy Painting!

Lee 🎨

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Painting Figures and Portraits - May/June 2017

Pam working on her portrait painting

On the 1st June my course on Painting Figures and Portraits came to an end.  This was a four week course with students painting with oils, acrylics and watercolours.  One student used pastels with great success.  

Overall, although the students found the course challenging, all of them rose to the challenge and created paintings that were better than their original expectations. Half the class had never painted a portrait before or even painted a figure which makes the results even more amazing!  I think the paintings speak for themselves. There are three or four highly successful ones and the rest follow closely behind.  Only one person's work is not shown by their choice although in my opinion this was one of the best.

Portrait painting by Pam 2017
Portrait painting in pastels by Mandy 2017

Portrait painting by Vicki 2017

Portrait painting by Jean 2017

Portrait painting by Liz 2017

Painting of Napoleon by John 2017

Painting by Jean 2017

Thank you to all the students who made this course a success.  If you would like to join one of my art classes or have one-to-one classes please contact me using the blog form below. 

My next course will be en plein air painting at Shanklin Chine on the 14th of July - look forward to seeing you there!  I

Happy Painting!

Lee 🎨

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Painting Night Skies - May 2017



Laraine painting her night sky composition

This was the first time I had run a course on painting night skies.  As research beforehand i took photographs of coloured pieces of card at different times on a sunny day starting at 10am and ending at 9.30pm.  The pieces of card were the primary colours of yellow, blue and red. This was to determine the effect of diminishing light on the coloured card.  Through the series of photographs it was clear to see that as the day drew to a close the coloured card became cooler in colour. Most interestingly at 9.30pm the yellow card was only just visible, the red card had completely disappeared and the even stranger was that the blue card was still visible.

On the next night I took photographs of the scene which we were going to paint in class.  I took these photographs as before at various times of the day - from 2pm, 5pm, 7pm and 9pm.  The results were as expected that as there was less light there was less colour. The one taken at 5pm especially had become washed out as if devoid of colour, but in contrast the one taken last of all at 9pm had taken on an atmospheric appeal of muted purples, indigo blues, highlighted by pinpricks of light from the pier.

The paintings created by the students are shown here.  These were on the whole successful and were a very good lesson in mixing extremely subtle shades and tones of the same colour.


Original painting by Laraine 2017


Original painting by Andrew 2017

Original painting by Kate 2017

Original painting by Liz 2017

Original painting by Rosemary 2017

Original painting by Peter 2017


Original painting by Doreen 2017

Original painting by Sandra 2017
Thank you to all the students who took on the challenge painting night skies and for allowing me to share their work on my blog.  This was an amazing class to teach and I am sure you will agree the paintings are very accomplished.

If you would like to join one of my courses or have one-to-one classes please contact me using the blog contact form below.

Happy Painting!

Lee 🎨

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Upcoming Course 'Painted Gardens' June 2017


Photograph taken of Osborne House Isle of Wight by Lee Papworth 2017
I am really looking forward to the upcoming course on painted gardens.  This is a four week painting course and you can use any painting medium you wish (oils, watercolours, acrylics, gouache, pastels). On the Island we are lucky to have so many beautiful gardens to inspire us and many of us are keen gardeners ourselves so you can also paint your own garden! Here are the details of this enjoyable course:
        
4 Week Painting Course ‘Painted Gardens’ (open medium) 
Friday 9th June 12.30 to 3pm, All Saints Church Hall, Ryde, £65.

A brief course outline: Looking at and discussing famous paintings on the subject, history of ‘Painted Gardens’, recap of mixing your own greens, how to create texture, drama and depth. You can choose to paint a grand garden like those at Osborne House, Ventnor Botanical Gardens, Mottistone Manor or you can paint your own beautiful front or back garden.

I look forward to seeing you on the course.  You'll learn loads! You can book a place by contacting me via the blog contact form on this page.

Happy Painting!

Lee 


Monday, 17 April 2017

Boats and Yachts Painting Course 2017


Original painting by Sue 2017
The Boats and Yachts Course was four weeks long, fully subscribed and packed with talent! 

Not everyone finished their painting, but those that did or nearly finished are shown below.  Whilst this course was running I also organised a one day workshop where artists brought along their unfinished works to receive guidance to help them complete their paintings. You can see these paintings further down on this page.

Original painting by Pam 2017

Original painting by Lolly 2017
Original painting by Liz 2017

Detail of original painting by Kevin 2017

Original painting by Jean 2017

Original painting by Jean 2017

Detail of original painting by Jean 2017


Detail of original painting by Jean 2017

Study for original painting by Gaye 2017
Original painting by Sue 2017

Paintings from the one day painting workshop

Original painting by Andrew 2017

Original painting by Andrew 2017

Original painting by Kate 2017

Original painting by Rosemary 2017

Original painting by Gill 2017
Thank you to all the artists who took part in the four week course and one day workshop.  Without you these courses would not have been successful and I continue to be inspired by your endeavours.  Thank you too for all those artists whose work is not shown here.

See you soon on my Impressionist Figures and Portraits Course and my Night Skies and Night Landscapes Course.  Details of these courses are below. If you would like to join a class or have one-to-one lessons please contact me via the blog contact form.

Happy Painting!


Lee 🎨

4 Week Painting Course ‘Night-Skies & Night Landscapes’ (open medium) 
Friday 5th May 10.00 to 12.00pm, Northwood W.I Hall, £65.


4 Week Painting Course ‘Impressionist Figures & Portraits’ (open medium) 

Thursday 11th May 10.00 to 12.30pm, Bembridge Village Hall, £70.
A brief course outline - Looking at and discussing famous paintings on the subject - history and origins, Impressionist painting techniques, proportions of the human body and face, mixing various skin tones, scaling-up photograph’s and how to create a more successful portrait.


4 Week Painting Course ‘Painted Gardens’ (open medium) 
Friday 9th June 12.30 to 3pm, All Saints Church Hall, Ryde, £65.

A brief course outline - Looking at and discussing famous paintings on the subject - history of ‘Painted Gardens’, recap of mixing your own greens, how to create texture, drama and depth. You can choose to paint a stately garden like Mottistone Manor or your own beautiful back garden. You might wish to paint a cottage with a front garden or an exotic botanical garden.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Upcoming Private Art Courses - Spring & Summer 2017



View of Shanklin beach from the Chine
I am really looking forward to the upcoming courses over the next few months.  Sunny days and painting go so well together.  If I am not teaching you can be sure to find me outside with my easel, paints and a canvas trying to capture the mood and atmosphere of this beautiful island!  The following is a list of my upcoming classes and I hope to see you there 🎨

4 Week Painting Course ‘Night-Skies & Night Landscapes’ (open medium) 
Friday 5th May 10.00 to 12.00pm, Northwood W.I Hall, £65.


4 Week Painting Course ‘Impressionist Figures & Portraits’ (open medium) 

Thursday 11th May 10.00 to 12.30pm, Bembridge Village Hall, £70.
A brief course outline - Looking at and discussing famous paintings on the subject - history and origins, Impressionist painting techniques, proportions of the human body and face, mixing various skin tones, scaling-up photograph’s and how to create a more successful portrait.


4 Week Painting Course ‘Painted Gardens’ (open medium) 
Friday 9th June 12.30 to 3pm, All Saints Church Hall, Ryde, £65.

A brief course outline - Looking at and discussing famous paintings on the subject - history of ‘Painted Gardens’, recap of mixing your own greens, how to create texture, drama and depth. You can choose to paint a stately garden like Mottistone Manor or your own beautiful back garden. You might wish to paint a cottage with a front garden or an exotic botanical garden.


 1 Day (3.5hrs) ‘Painting & Sketching at Shanklin Chine’
Friday 14th July 10 to 1.30 pm at Shanklin Chine, £40 (entrance fee not included).

 A chance to paint, sketch and take photo’s inside the beautiful and naturally formed Shanklin Chine. As well as the natural beauty too look at there is a small art gallery and museum along with a shop and tea room. The paintings, sketches/drawings and photos produced on the day will be used later to create a painting on a 4 week course due to start in September.

Please message me using the contact form on this blog if you have any questions or give me a call.  I am also available for one to one art classes tailored for the individual artist.

Happy Painting!

Lee 🎨


In the Shanklin Chine