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Working in series: abstract watercolour, composition, collage and mixed media


  • Darley House Matlock DE4 3BP (map)
The striking autumnal gardens at Darley House offer many ways in to drawing and painting.

The striking autumnal gardens at Darley House offer many ways in to drawing and painting.

Learn processes for developing a coherent and connected series of paintings. Artists have always worked in series, to enable focused and sustained exploration of an idea, motif, colour or subject (e.g. buildings and architecture, trees, figures, plants, a subject in different lights). Discover a process of researching, editing and developing your work, where seeds found in one work inform the next piece. A range of watercolour and mixed media experiments will facilitate the process. We’ll look at examples from artists including Richard Diebenkorn and Ellsworth Kelly and his little-known works on paper.

It's still warm enough to work outside at this time of year.

It's still warm enough to work outside at this time of year.

Treat yourself to an immersive painting retreat, based in a luxurious and recently restored private Georgian house. Stay on-site, in one of the beautifully appointed rooms, enjoying exquisite food by Master Chef Charlie Ratcliffe. Or there are several places for non-resident painters.

Full brochure and online booking will be available soon. For now, click to browse images of previous Derbyshire art retreats here:

See more about the venue here: http://darleyhouse.com