West Moss-side Organic Farm and Centre nr Stirling Scotland

Course Details - Painting the Autumn Landscape

Another opportunity to develop and sharpen your skills for landscape drawing. This time the theme is the autumn countryside. Set in the stunning landscapes and skyscapes of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park there will be inspiration, colour, tone and perspectives - all will be provided by the rich environment of West Moss-side Farm and Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve.

Title Painting the Autumn Landscape with Darren Rees

This day workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of drawing and painting landscapes outdoors.

Starting from the first drawings you will progress the image using watercolours. Along the way, all aspects of depicting the landscape will be covered, from composition, colour, tone, recession and perspective.

About the tutor
I have admired Darren's wonderful paintings over the years. He is a regular visitor to West Moss-side and has done some beautiful drawings and paintings here - one of a merlin in the Flanders Moss landscape and one of a hare with curlew chicks in the carse hayfields I have hanging in my dining room. There are other local paintings in the centre too. So it is great to have him at West Moss-side. (Kate Sankey)

You can find a more comprehensive bio here.
Prerequisite knowledge/skills
This workshop is for everyone, beginners to the experienced artist. With a small group of participants one to one guidance will accommodate all levels.
Course format

Following a short introductory session and depending on the weather!  Darren will encourage you to paint outdoors, beginning with something small. He will give advice and support in the techniques so that by the end of the day you will have a number of paintings and sketches. Darren will bring lots of examples of his work for you to see.  There are also his paintings hanging in the Centre and I have two others in the farmhouse for you to view.  So it will be a day to spend painting and drawing, away from it, all with a magnificent artist who will share his artistic knowledge and experience. 

After completing this course...
You will feel confident in tackling painting and drawing in the outdoors. You will have had lots of fun!

Duration This is a one-day course, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 16:30
Dates There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
Meals Country farmhouse fare will be provided together with generous supplies of teas and coffee.
Accomodation Sorry - all yurts are full that weekend.
Disabled facilities

More information

Contact Darren or Kate.

How do I book a place? There are no current scheduled dates for this course, please click here to send us a message indicating your interest in receiving details when they become available
What should I bring with me?

Suitable warm clothes for working outdoors. Art materials: for those experienced in working outdoors bring your usual kit. For beginners a recommended art materials list will be provided on booking. If you have your own sketching books, paints and brushes then bring them.  Also if you have a small folding chair and easel then bring them along.  If not, don't worry as materials will be provided at a small extra cost.

Are there any other related courses I can attend?

This workshop is one of a couple of seasonal courses which Darren runs.  The colours and the mood of West Moss-side changes over the year - so come and catch the scenes under the expert tuition of Darren. 

What have other attendess said about this course?

Most enjoyable day- learnt a lot and enjoyed the sun!  Steve June 3013

First class -what I needed in water colour  Bob June 2013

Really enjoyable day Learned lots in excellent company Gordon June 2013

Great day. Lots of very good advice and help Sarah June 2013

I was in the zone - great Dave October 2011

Peaceful and inspiring Lesley October 2011

Tranquil and very relaxing Catherine October 2011

Excellent Can't wait for next time Grace October 2011