Robert Dutton Fine Art Robert Dutton contemporary fine art

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8 February 2019 Expressive seascape with mixed Media - Bardsey village Hall, North Leeds

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Bardsey Village Hall

Bardsey Village Hall is situated in beautiful countryside alongside the A58 road a few miles south west of the market town of Wetherby. The hall has recently been refurbished and is spacious, warm, well lit and has plenty of free parking. The hall is easy to get to being a short distance from junction 45 on the A1(M).

Friday 8 February 2019  ‘Coastal textures, rocky shoreline and crashing waves'
9.30am - 4.30pm

The emphasis for this exciting workshop is to express textures effects on a 'tide out' coastline by focussing on expressive mark making, layers of rich glazed colours and drawn and painted final pastel marks. Deep rich darks will contrast with bright ocean light to create wonderful mixed media paintings full of interest, drama and contrast.

Balancing spontaneity and control with all our media you will learn how to become more expressive with your painting in this popular workshop. Using both a bold approach with big brushes loaded with plenty of saturated colours you'll learn how to control and mix the right tone of colour to ccreate a painting full of depth.

This superb fun packed and exciting workshop will help you quickly gain the confidence to control flowing colour, wet in wet techniques, glazes and mix deep darks in contrast to eye catching detail in just the right place!

With regular demonstrations, one to one and group tuition throughout your workshop will learn lots to help you really develop as an artist working with like minded friendly people throughout the day.

Level of ability
The workshop is aimed at artists with some previous experience (sorry, not suitable for pure beginners) and those who wish to become more expressive with their painting approach and who want to loosen up their style exploring different media in depth.

Class numbers restricted to 18 students only for maximum learning potential for all participants

How to book
To book your place please click on the link provided at the bottom of the page (secure payment facility via paypal) or if preferred to pay by cheque or another means, please contact me directly on 0113 2252481 or email me at

Location and venue
Bardsey Village Hall is situated in the centre of the lovely village of Bardsey just a short distance alongside the A58 road a few miles south west of the market town of Wetherby.

Bardsey is easily reached from junction 45 from the A1(M) being only 10 minutes away after your turn off following the A659 and turning left along the A58.

With great facilities at the hall and the easy (free) on site parking, the hall is a popular with all art students being warm with good lighting and new improved modern facilities. 

Address: Bardsey Village Hall, Woodacre Lane, Leeds LS17 9DG

Further information
For any further information about this exciting workshop please contact me directly on 0113 2252481 (studio) or email me at


What will be provided:

  • Regular demonstrations, one to one and group tuition throughout the day
  • Tea, coffee and a range of biscuits available throughout the day
  • Some good quality coastal photographic reference to work from (to be returned at the end of the workshop) or, bring your own reference if preferred
  • Canson Moulin du Roy 100% rag content watercolour paper 300gsm (140lb) 'rough' available to buy on the day £2.50 half imperial £5 full imperial, if preferred

What you will need to bring:

  • Your own favourite watercolour brushes - the bigger the better!
  • A drawing board to the size you'd like to work to. Suggested size - at least Half Imperial 22 x 15 inches. If you want to work bigger, bring a bigger board
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Containers for water and paints with deep wells - you will be using lots of paint!
  • Masking tape or bulldog clips to secure your own choice of paper you will bring with you to your board.
  • Fixative (any brand) NOT HAIRSPRAY!
  • Scrap paper. Photocopier paper or similar will do - plenty of it!
  • White soft pastel (any brand). Suggested Unisoncolour and Royal Talens Rembrandt whites.
  • An easel - table or free standing depending on how you want to work.
  • A dust sheet to protect the floor if you are working upright from an easel
  • Please bring your own lunch as this is not provided. The local pub in the village 'The Bingley Arms' if preferred -
  • Soft graphite stick and an eraser
  • Your own crashing waves and rocky shoreline reference to work from. However, some specific subject reference is provided but must be returned at the end of the workshop
  • Notebook and camera to record proceedings (highly recommended)
  • A protective cover or similar to secure your painting from damage and smudging on your way home
  • Watercolour/gouache paints in your own favourite colours
  • Permanent White Gouache - essential!
  • Soft and hard pastels. Any brand but highly recommended are Unisoncolour and Royal Talens Rembrandt pastels
  • A spray atomiser for water
  • OPTIONAL - anyone who wants to bring acrylic inks or Inktense sticks to work with can do so but they are not essential for this workshop!
  • Masking fluid and old brushes to apply it
  • Old hog brushes or similar for paint spattering

Book your place online now

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