A Painting Holiday Course in beautiful Devon, with visits to gardens/scenic locations nearby. At the height of summer, traditional herbaceous borders are bursting with colour, exotics contribute bold foliage and bright blooms while honeysuckle, clematis and roses flower on arches and pergolas. This studio and location based course introduces and practices skills which will help you to create successful paintings from outdoor subjects. We aim for two full days out in some of the beautiful gardens and scenery of the area, using them as inspiration for sketching and painting. The timetable runs from Friday afternoon to Thursday morning, and or with the extra full day option until Friday morning. There is one free afternoon for you to explore the local area. There is time to learn skills for working outdoors and composing a picture with a gradual introduction to working from outdoor subjects, and the extra day option allows more time for developing your finished work. We will cover sketching, tonal values and composition, negative painting and colour mixing. Students bring their preferred choice of painting medium and you receive individual advice on use of materials and painting skills for that medium; you can also use the time to try out a new medium with a tutor to guide you.