The Realist Landscape painting course Cornwall with Jon Doran


A four day realist landscape painting course, where Jon Doran will teach students key principles to engage with when working in the landscape with oil paint. Realism has a rich history of landscape painting, from Constable to Corot, Sargent to Sorolla and numerous painters pushing it to new and exciting levels today. It’s the movement of painting that seeks to master the use of oil paint and employ it to capture not only landscape as it is seen, but in all it’s beauty too. In the pursuit of this goal, Jon and the students will study the techniques of numerous artists of the past and present and then venture out in the landscape themselves. They will focus on key painting principles such as finding a suitable and balanced compositional arrangement, capturing light and shadow relationships, tone, explore the use of a limited palette and experiment with a range of application techniques. Helpful tools such as the black mirror and the sight size method will be introduced in aiding the process of painting from life.

Cornwall lends itself to landscape painting given the wide range of atmospheric subject matter, from the rugged north coast cliffs, to quiet, secluded coves. Jon and the students will visit different locations each day and explore different approaches for tackling different subjects.

If you enjoy working in the fresh air and desire to paint the beautiful Cornish landscape as you see it, this course is for you.

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Jon Doran

Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 5AW and various coastal locations in West Cornwall.

Oil paints

Please meet at 9.50am for a 10am start at Newlyn School of Art, The Old Board School, Chywoone Hill, Newlyn, Cornwall, TR18 5AW. 

Transport to the various locations in West Cornwall visited during the course is provided.

All skill levels, from beginners to those with more experience. If you have any specific access or support requirements please give us a call at the time of booking to discuss your needs.

We would advise that this course is suitable for those of 16 years of age and upwards. We put these guidelines in place for the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all our students.

All paints, boards, brushes and other materials are provided by the school. Please wear old clothes that you are happy to get paint on. Bring warm waterproofs in case of bad weather. Sturdy shoes like trainers or walking boots.

Please bring a packed lunch.

£525.00 including materials - fee payable in full at the time of booking.

If you are looking for a local place to stay, please browse our page for Accommodation in West Cornwall - Newlyn, St Ives, Penzance, Marazion, Mousehole B and B, Guesthouses, Hotels, Cottages and Hostels

You are responsible for arranging your own accommodation and transport where applicable. Although we do list local providers of accommodation on our Website to try to assist you in finding accommodation, you are responsible for contracting directly with the accommodation provider and when doing so (and when booking transport) you should make arrangements for cancellation whether that is as the result of a cancellation of a Course by us or by you and you should consider appropriate insurance.

Our full terms and conditions can be found here.

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'Thoroughly enjoyed the course and feel I have learned a lot to take my work forward. Individual advice was always on hand, well judged and helpful. Will definitely come again!'

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