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Paint Light on the Coast in Oils or Acrylic with Jenny Aitken

Artist: Jenny Aitken
Medium: Oil or Acrylic (PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE)
Price: £10 – £135
Start Date/Time: Thursday, June 24th - 10:00 am
End Date/Time: Friday, June 25th - 4:00 pm
Materials List: Download Here
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This two-day workshop is with 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 in oil.  (Jenny will do all demo’s in oil but is very happy to offer 121 support to those painting with acrylic) 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.


The Coach House Paint Share

We can supply Daler-Rowney Georgian oil paints or System 3 acrylic paints for use throughout the workshop, making it nice and easy to try something new without a big investment.

(Students will be required to use the sanitiser provided and practice appropriate social distancing while using paints.)

Just add a £10 ‘Paint Share’ option to your basket while booking, or at anytime prior to the workshop.



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.

(Jenny will do all demo’s in oil paint, but is very happy to offer 121 support to those painting with acrylic)

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.



Thursday, June 24th - 10:00 am
Friday, June 25th - 4:00 pm
£10 – £135
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