A Closer Look at Colour with Sarah Spackman

at The Studio, Bransbury, Nr Winchester, SO21 3QJ

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23rdand 24thNovember, 2019

10.00 to 16.30

£320/2 day course, to include a light lunch each day SOLD OUT

Sarah Spackman is a contemporary figurative artist well known for her still-life paintings. Her work is in many private collections and a number of paintings are part of the contemporary art collection of the AIB Bank.For more information about Sarah and her work see www.sarahspackman.com

This course is open to anyone who would like to learn about, or to improve their colour mixing skills. 

Using oil paints, you will look at how colours are created, and what effect they have on each other in a painting. Every artist should make their own colour wheel and you will start by making wheels and looking at how colours are mixed. Then, working from a simple still-life set up, you will mix a large variety of colours and look at the difference between them and how they interact. 

Experience is not necessary, just a large palette to give plenty of space in which to mix paint. 

You will need to bring the following: 

Oil Paints

  •  Titanium White,
  • Lemon Yellow,
  • Cadmium Yellow,
  • Yellow Ochre,
  • Raw Sienna,
  • Cadmium Red,
  • Alizarin Crimson,
  • Viridian,
  • Cerulean Blue,
  • Cobalt Blue,
  • Ultramarine,
  • Raw Umber 

A flexible palette knife, 
A large palette, 
2 oil painting brushes of different sizes (eg. 2 and 4), 2 jam jars, 
Low odour solvent eg Sansodor,


Lots of rags (very important!) 

2 small boards or canvases e.g.. 25x30cm or thereabouts, 

Still-life materials will be provided.