We will take the day to create a forest view in acrylics, with Heather demonstrating how to paint a sky, forest foliage and reflections in a forest pond. A possibility too that a New Forest pony or two might appear in the painting.

Materials are included but should participants wish to bring their own here is the Materials List:

A selection of paints – mostly whatever colours you have will do, or a standard beginners set of colours, but I use a limited palette of  lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cerulean blue, cobalt blue, cadmium red, burnt umber, white ( you use a lot more white with acrylics) , violet. Brushes – a selection of sizes, or whatever you have. Or palette knives if you have any.

To paint on? Can use multi media paper, or a canvas board, or a canvas, or card. If you like to work bigger, then bring a bigger surface, or if you prefer to paint smaller, then bring a smaller board. I will paint on a surface about 16 inches x 16 inches.

A old  shirt or apron to protect your clothes from the acrylics.

Water pot. Rags or paper towel to wipe brushes on.

If you have your own forest view that you would like to make into a painting, do feel free to bring that image along. Or Heather will have some for you to choose from.

Bring a packed lunch, refreshments are available on site.  

Session: Friday 31 May 2024, 10am-4pm

Tickets: £60/£54

Tutor: Heather Jolliffe

Heather Jolliffe is a painter and art teacher who creates colourful, fresh, joyous paintings mainly from her native surroundings of the nearby Hampshire coastline and New Forest area. Heather finds constant inspiration in the flora and fauna to be found on the saltmarsh and many shingle beaches that form this particular stretch of coastline along the Solent, through all the seasons, combining spectacular landscape views with colour and light, textures and mark making.

Heather studied Fine Art painting at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and then in London at the prestigious Royal Academy Schools of Art and has returned to her place of birth in Hampshire to establish herself as an atmospheric coastal painter and inspiring art teacher.  She has taught widely, with a variety of art sessions across the age groups, in schools, colleges and community locations, providing practical, informed art guidance to help people create their own art.

  • New Forest Pony

Dates and times

  1. Fri 31 May 2024
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