#walktosee


I don’t know if you are Instagram followers, users or enthusiasts. If you are take a look at #walktosee – a total pleasure. I can’t offer enticing pictures, just this strong recommendation.

I would love to hear about other sites, people or # that you follow.

Gauguin, Gormley, Schjerfbeck


Three exhibitions in as many hours is uplifting and very tiring, thrilling and inspiring. If you don’t live near these exhibitions you have to suck it up, exhaust yourself and wallow in the pleasure of it all. You can rest when you get home.

Gauguin and Schjerfbeck offer colours to reflect their surroundings, age and mood and interesting compositions. I was moved by Gauguin’s portraits (sin) of omission, and Schjerfbeck’s slowly aging self portrait series. Antony Gormley thrills with space and tension, through time. Plus drawings, drawings drawings – even the sculpture draws.

  • Helene Schjerfbeck, RA until 27th October
  • Antony Gormley, RA until 3rd December
  • Gauguin Portraits, National Gallery, until 26th January, 2020

Oil Painting for rusty beginners


Monday, 28th October, 2019

10.00-4.00, at the Studio, Bransbury,

£80/day, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. Please bring your own materials.


If you have been to an Oil Painting Beginners course, and it was fine on the day, but you feel rusty, have slightly lost confidence and can’t quite remember what to do…this is the course for you. A one day gallop through the basics to set you off on the oil painting path.

Painting with oils is great fun once you get going, so come along to remind yourself that you CAN do it.

Courses are now booked via https://hampshireart.studio/shop/.

For this class please bring a mix of paints, rags, brushes, solvents, your palette, palette knife and a few things to paint on (paper, boards or canvas – not too small). Whilst you are on the Hampshire Art studio site have a look at the oil painting basket of materials from CASS ART. They can supply anything you are missing with a 10% discount if you go from our site.