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In the Footsteps of the Scottish Colourists with Jenny Tyson 16 /17 May

May 16, 2019, 9:15 am - May 17, 2019, 4:00 pm

Looking at the work of the much admired Scottish Colourists, Jenny will help you to develop bold and vibrant compositions using thick paint and confident brushstrokes. Day One will be painting a still-life against a landscape using natural light, capturing light and shadow and using crisp outlines and structured composition.  There will be an emphasis on using paint thickly and expressively with bright contrasting colours, thinking about pattern and loose brushstrokes and over turning studio conventions.

Day Two will concentrate on landscape, showing students how to simplify the landscape and focus on exuberant colours using paint in an expressive, bold way to capture that joyful ‘art for arts sake’ spirit of the colourists.  Students will be able to take advantage of the stunning views and gardens at the gallery.  Suitable for all levels.

Originally from Scotland, Jenny studied at Signora Simi’s studio in Florence, the Byam Shaw and the Central School of Art. She is a hugely experienced tutor in great demand having run painting courses at both West Dean College and Pallant House Gallery over the last 15 years.  Now retired from West Dean we are very lucky to have lured her to the gallery.  www.jennytysonpaintings.co.uk.

‘I learnt so much on the course, Jenny has got me painting again and given me the confidence to keep going forward.’  a previous student at Moncrieff-Bray.

Price: £225. To include primed painting boards and a delicious lunch.

To book a place email: courses@moncrieff-bray.com or telephone 07867 978 414.


Apron, Kitchen roll, Rags, 2 Jam jars, Disposable paper palette, Palette knife.

Set of Daler-Rowney Georgian oil colours starter pack plus an additional large tube of white paint (beginners only). If you are an experienced painter please bring your normal paints.

Zestit for diluting paint and cleaning brushes. White spirit and turpentine are highly toxic and are not allowed.


For small brushes, we recommend 2 x packets of the Cass Art Hog Bristle Brush Set of 6, see link…


For large and medium brushes we recommend starting with cheaper ones from B&Q or similar. You will need flat brushes, measuring 0.5 – 1.5″, three of different sizes. 

Portable Easel.

You can buy all these from art suppliers such as Cass Art.


May 16, 2019, 9:15 am
May 17, 2019, 4:00 pm