A Painting A Day A Place - oil painting on location


1st - 5th July, 2019
Tutor: Kenneth Le Riche
Course Fee: £370

Fully Booked!

“Colour is not a physical reality; it is the reality of what is in the painter’s mind”
Henri Matisse

The Fauves painters simplified lines, exaggerated perspective and used brilliant colours. They valued spontaneity and freshness over finish.

During this workshop, students will be taken through a journey into colour over the course of five paintings, while responding to the inspiring landscape as a visual reference. The rudiments of using colour to describe form will be explored as well as formal qualities such as  line, tone, colour, texture, glazes, proportion, perspective, negative space and composition.

The emphasis will be on students making a painting a day that is a personal response to the elusive light and rugged nature surrounding Ullapool. Students will be encouraged to tap into their sense of self-expression to convey the observed. Each day will start with a brief slide lecture and end with a group crit. This will be an intensive but fun week of prolific painting. Suitable for all levels.


All summer school courses run from 9.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. All materials and equipment are supplied, with a simple lunch provided daily. It is important to wear old clothes as art is a messy business. Be prepared and dress for the Highland weather, expect sun and rain, four seasons have been experienced in one day! Outdoor, waterproof clothing is essential.