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23rd May Learn to Paint Outdoors with Sarah Wimperis

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Learn to paint outdoors with Sarah Wimperis

Saturday 23rd May 2020

Attic Studios and on the Stroudwater canal

10am – 4pm

All abilities

Mixed media – watercolour, water mixable oils or acrylic

Have you always wanted to paint outdoors or en plein air?

If you’re new to painting, or are fairly experienced but never quite had the nerve to paint outdoors, this is the perfect workshop for you! There are important techniques and tips that will help you enormously as you enjoy this new way of painting. It can be a bit daunting if you’ve never tried it before, so the relative privacy of the pretty Stroudwater canal nearby is perfect.

But first, gather in our Attic Studio for an introduction to the day and a demonstration. You’ll think about composition, ‘all that green’, colour mixing and you can ask as many questions as you like. Sarah will show you how you can combine sketches, photographs and studio time to achieve a successful finished piece. In the last few hours of the day, you’ll return to the Attic Studio to finish off.

Feel free to paint in whatever medium you prefer – oils, water based oils, acrylics or watercolour. You will need a few key pieces of painting equipment that will set you up for future adventures. See below.

About Sarah

A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist-animator to work on the film ‘Loving Vincent’ and through sheer practice, an expert in the style of Van Gogh. Sarah has exhibited with the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, The Discerning Eye, the RI and RWS aswell as numerous solo shows. Sarah has written two painting books and illustrated hundreds of other titles as well as working on BBC Jackanory. She was head of Art at the International School of Stavanger in Norway for six years and has taught art to adults for years. She is Artist Ambassador for Artlook Software and Royal Talens.

Recommended materials list:

We have plenty of options in the shop, with an extra 5% off for workshop attendees. Any questions, please ask!

Field easel: It’s a good idea to invest in a good quality, lightweight field easel. There are plenty of options in our online shop and you could order ahead and collect on the day:

Paints: Choose whichever medium you like, or a combination of a few

The basic palette of colours (different makes have slightly different names):

Permanent yellow deep, lemon yellow, pyrrole red, primary magenta, ultramarine, primary cyan, permanent green deep, yellow ochre, burnet sienna, titanium white. Please choose the medium that you prefer – oils, water based oils (Sarah recommends Cobra oils), watercolour or acrylics.


You will need at least three brushes for the medium you are painting in – oil, acrylic or watercolour. Aim for a small brush, medium and as large as you dare! We have a large selection at Pegasus Art.


Stretched canvas or gessoed board for oils or acrylics – recommended size 30cm x 40cm

300gsm watercolour paper – recommended size 30cm x 40cm or thereabouts

-A palette knife (for oils and acrylic only)

- Palette – tear off paper palettes, wooden or plastic palette for oils and acrylics

- old rags

- kitchen paper roll

- jam jar with a lid

- Zest It thinner and brush cleaner if using oils:

- apron or painting shirt

- sketchbook

- 4b or 6b pencil

- Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch and water with you as there is no café. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided throughout the day. There is plenty of free parking at Griffin Mill.

Please shop online at or visit from 9am on the day and shop with an extra 5% off.

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