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Colour and Light in Oil Painting. One day Workshop on the Gold Coast in April, 2024

Updated: Apr 3

Do you ever find yourself lost in the maze of warm and cool colours in your oil paintings? Do you struggle to capture the essence of light and its interplay with colour on your canvas? If so, you're not alone. Many artists find themselves challenged by the complexities of understanding these fundamental aspects of painting, and that's why we're excited to announce our upcoming one-day workshop on Colour and Light in Oil Painting.

When: April 10, 2024

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where: Worongary, Gold Coast

colour relationship exercise

In this immersive workshop, we'll delve deep into the mysteries of colour and light, unraveling their secrets and learning how to handle them effectively in our oil paintings. If you've ever wondered why some colours appear warm while others feel cool, or how light behaves to create the vibrant hues we see, this workshop is tailor-made for you.

What to Expect:

Throughout the day, we'll explore a variety of topics essential to mastering colour and light in oil painting:


  • Nature of Light: Understanding how light behaves and influences the colours we perceive.

  • Pigments and Palette Limitations: Exploring the world of pigments and learning how to overcome palette limitations.

  • Creating Vibrancy: Techniques for making colours glow and come alive on your canvas.

  • Relativity of Colour: Exploring how colours interact with one another and their surroundings.

  • Temperature Relationships: Understanding the temperature relationships between colours and how they affect your painting.

  • Light and Shadows: Examining the temperature of light and shadows.


Hands-on Experience:

Theory is just the beginning. We'll put our newfound knowledge into practice through engaging exercises designed to solidify concepts and improve understanding.

Also, you'll work on two small paintings, each featuring warm and cool light scenarios. Reference photos of portraits, landscapes, and still lifes will be provided, allowing you to choose a subject that resonates with you.

Refreshments: Morning tea will be provided; please bring your own lunch.

Materials Required:

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ART MATERIALS LIST - Colour & Light Workshop
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Location: Hinterland Baptist Church at Worongary, GOLD COAST

405 Hinkler Dr, Worongary


Reserve Your Spot:

Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on this opportunity to deepen your understanding of colour and light in oil painting. Secure your spot today and embark on a journey of artistic discovery that will transform the way you see and paint the world around you.



Join us on April 10th in Worongary, Gold Coast, and unlock the magic of colour and light in your oil paintings. We can't wait to paint with you!

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