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Capturing Light on Water – Two Day Workshop with Jenny Aitken

Artist: Jenny Aitken
Medium: Acrylic
Price: £10 – £135
Start Date/Time: Sunday, October 4th - 10:00 am
End Date/Time: Monday, October 5th - 4:00 pm
Materials List: Download Here
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Jenny Aitken is an award-winning painter known for her sparkling seas and coastal light. As a seasoned tutor her passion for painting is well known, as is her encouraging and informative teaching style. This two-day workshop is lead by  award-winning artist Jenny Aitken, who is know for her sparkling seas and coastal light. It is suitable for beginners and regular painters who would learn how to construct a painting in order to best tell the visual story – how to begin and methodically work through to a successful conclusion.

Day one will begin with a colour demonstration of sparkling light on water, using Daler Rowney acrylics. Students will then paint a small tonal study in black and white. It’s a great warm-up to the day! You’ll then work on the larger colour painting(s), focusing on colour, brushwork and the variation of tone to achieve a credible sense of light and atmosphere.

Another demo will start off the second day, this time Jenny will paint a stormy sea. Students will then go straight into the colour painting – looking at the structure and reflective nature of waves, still water and foam, and how to achieve the illusion of moving water and light through paint. Throughout the session Jenny will give individual teaching and advice to students. There will be notes provided, and a variety of photographs to work from. You are also more than welcome to bring your own photos, if you would prefer.

Jenny has exhibited all over the UK and won several awards, including Derbyshire Artist of the Year in 2008 and most recently, highly commended in The Artist 2019, and Festival Choice in the 2019 Buxton Spa prize. She is currently represented by several galleries, including highly regarded Harbour Gallery in Cornwall and Jarva Gallery in the Peak District. Jenny is a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine, having just finished a 12 month series on painting in acrylics. She also produces videos for YouTube which support her magazine articles.


All abilities very welcome.

Materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies for the workshop.

Workshops take place at The Coach House, located just 10 minutes outside of Truro Centre. Click here to read all the details and see photos before booking.



Sunday, October 4th - 10:00 am
Monday, October 5th - 4:00 pm
£10 – £135
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