Tara Harland Viney is a locally based artist who specialises in fine art photography and rich, contemporary landscape paintings in oil. She was shortlisted for the John Ruskin prize in 2017, and has exhibited extensively in London, nationally and internationally.
Tara is an experienced tutor and will be your guide for the day, aiming to encourage you to find your own style in the relaxed and beautiful grounds of Keyneston Mill.
The day will start with a brief introduction to the estate before you settle in the location of your choice. Tara will be on hand, helping you to select colours, simplify forms and discover different methods of approaching landscape and foliage painting in your chosen setting.
There will also be plenty of opportunity to discuss how other artists approach the landscape, and Tara will bring books and examples of work to illustrate what can be achieved.
You will be using acrylic paint on primed paper, which is an excellent medium as it is versatile, dries quickly and gives you the opportunity to get good results in a relatively short time.
Materials will be provided including easels, palettes, drawing boards, acrylic paints, paper, charcoal and pencils, but participants are asked to bring their own brushes. If you do not already have some, a student set is sufficient, and we can advise you further if required. Please wear suitable clothing for outdoor wear, and bring an apron if you wish.
TIME: arrive 9.45 for 10am start – ends approx. 3.30pm
There will be a break for lunch, around 12:30-1:30 pm and we strongly recommend that you reserve a table at The Scented Botanist, Keyneston Mill. Call us on 01258 456831.
LOCATION: Keyneston Mill, Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset DT11 9HZ
TOTAL PLACES: 8 per session