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21st-22nd Sept Paint the Vines at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, Stonehouse with Lucy Kent

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Paint the vines

An oil painting Masterclass at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, Stonehouse

Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd September 2020

with Lucy Kent

10am – 4pm each day

All abilities welcome – even beginners

Sponsored by Michael Harding paints

Lucy Kent is a seasoned landscape painter with a passion for the great outdoors, painting in all weathers, all over the world. She has a strong focus on the visceral quality of the paint itself, often creating thick impasto style work. She will delight in showing you how to mix a landscape colour palette, how to plan your composition and execute an en plein air painting.

Lucy will begin with a demo and will then help you start your own paintings, giving you step by step advice on how to tint your canvas, options for your ground, types of paints, tips and tricks and more! You will be free to watch Lucy paint throughout the day alongside you, and she will give regular positive critiques of your painting and help whenever needed.

This masterclass will have a strong focus on light and colour and will give you confidence to be loose and expressive with your brush and/or palette knife. If the weather is inclement, the group will continue to work outdoors in a sturdy gazebo. You will come away with one or two finished landscapes to be proud of!

Plan for the Day

• Arrive at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, Stonehouse in good time to start painting at 10am.

• Do not go to the Woodchester site, this workshop will be held at the Stonehouse vineyard.

(Doverow Barns, Browns Lane, Stonehouse GL10 2JZ)

The sat-nav does not take you directly to the vineyard – we have detailed directions to post or email

•Painting in the mornings

• We will have a good break at lunchtime with a glass of Woodchester Valley Wine!

• Painting in the afternoons, ready to pack up and finish at 4pm

• Repeat on Day Two

About Lucy

Lucy is a contemporary landscape artist painting in oil, predominantly en plein-air, taking her paints wherever she travels. She trained at Charles H Cecil Studios in Florence and has exhibited with The Royal Society of British Artists and The Royal Institute of Oil Painters, among others, at The Mall Galleries, London. Originally trained in portraiture, the last five years have seen her focus on landscape painting. Her work hangs in both private and commercial collections in the UK and abroad ~ she has had two sell out shows to date.

Lucy views her work like a visual diary, intimately recording her experiences and the beauty in the world around her. A palette knife is used to build the layers and tell the story of the scene unfolding, which results in an energetic and vibrant response to the subject matter. She is particularly inspired by dramatic light and will often re-visit the same spot a few times at different times of day and year, drawing inspiration from the Impressionist movement in modern day. For more information about Lucy visit

Woodchester Valley Vineyard

Woodchester Valley Vineyard has three sites in Gloucestershire ~ Amberley, Woodchester and Stonehouse covering forty five acres with a total of 60,000 vines. For this painting masterclass, we will be based in Stonehouse, a twenty minute drive from Pegasus Art Shop. We hope there are still green vines in September and the weather will be warm!

We will have use of the farm office – a basic facility with a bathroom where you can store your bags and equipment. There will be a large, sturdy gazebo if the weather is inclement, where we can continue painting from photographs. Please bring your own packed lunch for a midday break when we can enjoy a small taste of the wine. Please bring warm clothing and comfortable footwear. There is tea and coffee available on the day.

Recommended Equipment List

All materials can be bought or pre-ordered from Pegasus Art Shop with an extra 5% discount.

- Lucy favours Michael Harding oil paints, and there will be basic colours in small tubes to sample on the day. Please also bring the following basic colours: Zinc White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Sap Green, Olive Green, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Magenta.

-If you would prefer to use water based oils, we recommend Cobra oils

- Turps or Zest It

- Brushes - Flat and Filbert

You will need ten brushes each in varying sizes – one really large one, right down to a small one for detail.

- Palette Knives

- Rags / kitchen roll – please bring plenty for cleaning brushes and palettes

- A palette or similar

- Panels or Canvas Board

Lucy recommends size 34cm x 28cm, but you are free to choose a size that suits you.

We recommend the following: - size 9 x 12” or 14” x 11”

or if you are a complete beginner, you could buy a few of these: size 20” x 16” or 18” x 14”

- Field easel or similar.

- 2 x large empty jars with lids for cleaning brushes and storing discoloured turps. You can use the jar for water if you are using water based oil paints.

- A plastic bag for taking rubbish home.

- A packed lunch each day!

- Suitable, warm clothes and comfortable shoes

*Important Note* You are not allowed to pour turps or Zest It onto the soil or into the sinks. We must respect the location where we are painting and leave it as we found it. Please take everything away with you. If you prefer to use water based oils (no need for dilutant) then we have recommended Cobra oils above.

We look forward to welcoming you to Woodchester Valley Vineyard. Please arrive in good time to set up before the workshop starts at 10am. You will need to take your equipment home with you overnight.

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