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Modern Impressionism in Action | Colley Whisson

Modern Impressionism in Action | Colley Whisson

Join internationally-recognised impressionist artist Colley Whisson, as he shares with you the fundamentals of producing paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and sensitivity to the subject.

In this three-day workshop, Colley will be focusing his attention on tonal values, composition, brushwork and colour saturation, with special attention on the importance of edges.
Colley’s workshops are a positive and uplifting experience – and they sell out quickly, so book early to secure your place.

What will I learn?

Colley uses a step-by-step process to give you the best opportunity to see and understand the way a painting is constructed.

Day 1 – Seascape (10" x 12", 25cms x 30cms)
After a brief talk by Colley on his approach to impressionist painting, including paints, brushes, boards etc, you will start the journey on day one with a seascape, employing touches of loose brushwork and abstractionism while still maintaining a realistic image.

Day 2 – Still Life (12" x 16". 30cms x 40cms)
Day two will be about tackling and searching to simplify the complex detail of a Still Life. This will be a great opportunity to learn and test yourself on balancing tight brushwork with broad simplification.

Day 3 - Landscape (10"x12", 25cms x 30cms)

“It is not what we paint but how we paint it”. On day three, you will take a mundane subject and turn it into a work of art – with special attention on the importance of focal points.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Students from some basic experience to advanced are welcome.

What do I need to bring?

Colley is happy for you to paint in either Oils or Acrylics, so both are included here – please click on this link to view the materials list:


• Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What others say about Colley

“Colley Whisson's workshop is an experience totally worth repeating... many many times! He is an amazing instructor and Artist all wrapped up in one.” Waverley Art Group (North Carolina, USA)
“My paintings have come alive since doing Colley's workshop. I feel I have advanced way beyond any other workshop experience.” Ruth Marwick

What is provided?

• tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Bienarté art community

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