Master the Art of Painting
Master the Art of Painting
with artists Laura Wallace, Leonie Gibbs, Julie Cameron and Hermione Gibbs
Would you like to learn how to paint whilst supporting the work of the Charlie Waller Trust?
MASTER THE ART OF PAINTING will help you do just that!
Master the Art of Painting is a series of online lessons with established artists. They give you step by step guides to help you create something beautiful from scratch. The expert guidance will take you through simple sketching to a finished oil painting covering still life to portraits, landscapes to flowers.
Scroll down to read more about our four artists and their sessions.
Evidence shows that two of the five ways to mental wellbeing are to keep learning and take notice, and painting enables you to practise both.
Let’s get creative and support mental health!
Our Patron, Alexander Armstrong, explains more about Master the Art of Painting.
Our Chairman, Richard Waller QC on how your involvement can help the Trust
Laura Wallace - How to make a painting
About Laura Wallace
Laura is a Yorkshire born Artist who works predominantly in oil. Her bold use of colour and generous application of paint make for a distinctive style that allows her to capture a variety of subjects. Her main themes are seascapes, landscapes and flowers. She spends every summer on Orkney where the ever-changing skies and beautiful beaches make for magical conditions to paint. Laura’s flower paintings are at the centre of her work and she enjoys capturing the fragility and vibrancy of her subject through the seasons.
Summary of Laura's class
Laura will take you through the process of making a painting. You’ll begin with simple sketching and build up to setting up a ‘composition’. You’ll watch how Laura mixes her palette, looking at tone and colour. Laura offers an exclusive look inside her studio, discussing some of her favourite paintings and explaining how she achieved them.
Hermione Gibbs - How to paint a landscape
About Hermione Gibbs
Raised in the Scottish Highlands, Hermione was captivated from a very early age by her wild surroundings and the dramatically colourful landscapes and skies. With a thirst for colour and love for bright scenes, Hermione’s passion for art stems from childhood, encouraged by her mother (also an artist) to “paint in the moment.” A full-time painter for five years, Hermione feels extremely lucky to be able to spend her days exploring colour and creating wild paintings.
Summary of Hermione's class
Hermione shares her method of how to paint a landscape during lockdown. You’ll be shown all the steps from preparing your board to mixing up a juicy palette, helping you to create a piece which is beyond what the eye can see.
Julie Cameron - How to choose and artfully arrange familiar objects
About Julie Cameron
Julie has studied art in Valencia, Spain, and Heatherlys Art School in London and has taken courses with other well-known artists such as Robin Child, Hugo Grenville and Alice Mumford in St Ives. Julie has a lifelong interest in painting and the history of art. She ran a gallery in central London for 10 years selling wonderful colourful contemporary art. As well as running painting courses with her favourite professional artists both in London and abroad. Now living in the Highlands of Scotland she is always keen to paint with artist friends and inspire others to have a go!
Summary of Julie's class
Julie will show you how to choose and artfully arrange familiar objects from around your home which she hopes will inspire you to lift up your brush and paint! Julie will also share with you the wonderful work of two of her favourite artists Bonnard and Mary Fedden.
Leonie Gibbs - How to paint a professional portrait
About Leonie Gibbs
Leonie trained in Fine Art in Edinburgh and Wimbledon Colleges of Art 1980-1984. She has exhibited in the Scottish Royal Academy and has had several one-man shows in the Bruton Street Gallery. Her work is in numerous private collections in the UK and USA. She lives in the North of Scotland with her family.
Summary of class
Leonie gives us an exclusive insight from her cozy kitchen. With her beautiful daughter Jeannie and dog as models Leonie will show you how to set up and paint a professional portrait in her marvellous relaxed and informative manner.
These are basic items that you will need to help you get the most from your experience. You should be able to find them all in either your local art shop or online:
A starter kit of oil paints. You can get going with a small set of colours and then add more if you wish. We like the ‘Daler Rowney Georgian’ oil sets.
You can use any of the following:
• Ready made canvas
• MDF cut to size
• A pad of oil paint paper
Three different sizes, anything that says ‘suitable for oil or acrylic’.
To mix colour and use as an alternative to brushes, we like the diamond shaped ones but up to you.
A tear-off palette is great as you get multiple pages and it keeps the oil paint moist, however, an old plate is fine.
White spirit or Zest-It to clean brushes.
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The Charlie Waller Trust
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