- a section or expanse of rural scenery, usually extensive, that can be seen from a single viewpoint.
- a picture representing natural inland or coastal scenery.
- Fine Arts. the category of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery is represented.
- Obsolete. a panoramic view of scenery; vista.
Exciting natural environments will be at the centre of this landscape workshop. Think mountains, sea, beaches, glaciers, the sky, the elements and changing amounts of light, at all times of year.
The workshop is for people who wish to extend their skills in using oil paint and challenge their perceptions of what landscape painting is or could become. Georgia Rose Murray, a young Scottish painter and lecturer with a growing international reputation will work with you so that you develop your own responses and ideas. The weekend will begin on Friday evening when there will be an introductory talk from Georgia and a chance to prepare some materials. To inspire you, look at examples of Georgia’s stunning landscape paintings here.
Saturday will involve an introduction to surfaces, materials and tools, with demonstrations of various oil-based techniques and will involve experimentation and invention. You will have a chance to apply these while exploring personal subject matter, either your own sketchbooks, photographs or even directly from life. By the end of Saturday, you will have made some decisions about translating your experiments into a finished piece of work.
The focus on Sunday will be to produce at least one finished piece of work and this may involve creating a group of smaller works if experimenting on that scale has been working for you.
Please be prepared to transport wet oil paintings away at the end of the workshop so size may need to be restricted to fit in your car boot, for example.