This last Sunday I had five students with me for a great days plein air painting in the wilderness expanse of Dungeness on the Southeast tip of the UK in Kent.
None of my students had ever ventured outside to paint in the Plein Air manner before, but each copied very well. The wind was as it always is most evident, causing us to seek sheltered viewpoints wherever possible.
This was the first demonstration that I completed for them all, the lighthouse is an amazing landmark this is a 7″ x 16″ panel.
Then it was their turn, spreading themselves around the shingle each chose the viewpoint that most excited them.
Even if i had some walking to do over that shingle beach…… Though in June the wildflowers are out in abundance and beautify the Ness in spectacular colour. It was a treat to include and suggest their presence in our work.
All too soon it was time for lunch…. A pint and a natter in the well known Britannia P.H, located just a few feet away. Then we relocated near to where all the old net sheds are located and I made a second demo of the day shown below.
After my students had painted once more we ended the day back inside the Britannia for a drink and a wind down… They all left satisfied, tired and i hope looking forward to doing more plein air studies.
The very next Plein Air Workshop is planned upon the Romney Marshes, near to Botolphs Bridge P.H. ( See the pattern emerging?) on Sunday 17th July 2016
Spaces are available, though booking in advance is essential BOOK NOW only £65.00 for the days tuition including two demonstrations.
Folkestone Harbour on Sunday 4th September 2016 BOOK NOW (Details as above.)
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