Summer Roses

A six week online workshop that will take you deep into the subtle form, colour and expressive possibilities of roses

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Does this sound like you?

  • You're moved by the beauty of roses but struggle to capture them in paint
  • You get confused by the complexity of ALL THOSE PETALS
  • You get bogged down in the details and the painting just runs away from you
  • You struggling to paint such a complex subject with freedom and expression
  • You can see those beautiful, subtle colours - but don't know how to mix them
  • FRUSTRATION as a result of all those things!

How about this?

  • Being shown how to simplify the forms to make the complexity understandable
  • Painting accurate shapes and values - but with looseness and expression
  • Really NAILING THOSE COLOURS!
  • Being able to create focus where you want it, softness and mystery elsewhere
  • Real progress toward making work you're proud of

Introducing the Summer Roses Workshop

A six week online workshop that will take you deep into the subtle form, colour and expressive possibilities of roses

What You'll Learn

SIMPLIFY FORM

Making this complex subject more understandable and believable

RECOGNISE AND MIX ACCURATE COLOUR

Use Munsell to guide and inform your colour choices

EXPRESSIVE BRUSH TECHNIQUES

Approaches to painting with more freedom and expression

VARIETY OF FOCUS

Selectively create focus where you want it, mystery and depth elsewhere

What's Included

WEEKLY LIVE SESSIONS

Exceptional quality live video sessions, taking you brush stroke by brush stroke through beautiful rose paintings. Paint along live or watch and paint later from the replay

MIXING VIDEOS

High quality, detailed mixing instructions showing how to mix the colours for each live session. We'll be using Munsell for this so I'd recommend you have a Munsell book

FACEBOOK GROUP

A friendly and supportive community where you can share your work and see others too

HIGH QUALITY REFERENCE IMAGES

beautifully set up and shot images of gorgeous David Austin roses

FULL MATERIALS LIST

Everything you need including tube colours and brand

GROUP CRITIQUE SESSIONS

For tier one subscriptions, live, closed critique sessions giving you insight into what you can improve

Select your plan and we can start!

Tier One

If you have experience of Munsell or are ready to dive in, and want critique on your work to help you move forward, this is the one for you. Regular personal feedback and critique included.

  • Six live sessions (lifetime access to replays)
  • Facebook group
  • High quality reference images
  • Full materials list
  • Munsell notations for all colours
  • Video explanations of how the colours for light and shadow are found using Munsell chips
  • Detailed mixing videos using Munsell - we'll be using exactly the same colours
  • My Personal feedback on your work - live Group Critiques over zoom

$725

Sorry, this workshop is now closed for registration

Tier Two

If you want to learn how to paint roses expressively and want to paint along with the live sessions but don't need the personal critique on your work, choose this level.

  • Six live sessions (lifetime access to replays)
  • Facebook group
  • High quality reference images
  • Full materials list
  • Munsell notations for all colours
  • Video explanations of how the colours for light and shadow are found using Munsell chips
  • Detailed mixing videos using Munsell - we'll be using exactly the same colours
  • My Personal feedback on your work - live Group Critiques over zoom

$290

Sorry, this workshop is now closed for registration

Got a Question?

If you have any questions, just drop me a line over email or message me on Facebook!

Are the live session recorded?

Yes. They're immediately available for you to watch any time you like, and you have access to them as long as you like (even after the workshop finishes)

What medium will we be using?

Oils on Ampersand Gesobord panels, with a medium of linseed oil and a solvent

When will the live sessions be?

On Mondays at 6PM UK time (1PM Eastern, 10AM Pacific).

What will happen when I sign up?

You'll have two weeks to get the materials list together, which you'll have immedate access to. I'll then inform you by email when the first live session will be. You'll also get an invite to the facebook group.

When does it start?

The first live session is planned for Monday, August 2nd. I'll let you know with plenty of notice if that should change for any reason.

Will Munsell be involved?

Yes! At a minimum you'll need a Munsell value scale (you can get one for only $10 though, I'll send you a link). I would strongly recommend having the Student Munsell Book or the Paul Centore Munsell book at a minimum too (links to these will be provided). The workshop will be using Munsell throughout to help you get your colours right. If you don't like the idea of Munsell, this probably isn't for you!

How will the Tier One group critique chats be done?

These will be zoom calls. The group chats and critique sessions are very informal and fun! There is also a lot of support and bonding on these calls. We do cover serious critique as well, both strengths and things that can be improved, with ideas on how to go about it. People often tell me that seeing the critiques of other people's work teaches them as much as critiques of their own.