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Painting a Stormy Seascape in Oils with Andrew Barrowman

Medium: Oil
Price: £10 – £55
Date/Time: Sunday, October 3rd 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Learn to paint a stormy seascape in oils with professional artist Andrew Barrowman, winner of ‘The Bowyer Drawing Prize’ 2021. The day-long workshop will begin with an introduction to Andrew’s methods alla prima (done first time / in one go) oil painting, and an opportunity to see examples of his work, especially paintings of stormy scenes. Next you will focus on colour mixing, particularly mixing greys and greens that are often present in stormy seas and the colours needed to represent stormy skies. After a quick look at composition students will begin a practice / warm up piece on an absorbent cardboard or paper surface (your tutor will supply this) with oil paints mixed with oil medium. This will help establish a good design and aims to eliminate any compositional problems, as well as giving you time to get a feel for the oil paints. You will then begin your main painting which will continue through to the end of the day where students can hope to have finished an alla prima painting of a stormy seascape.

The day will be a mix of group demonstrations and 1 on 1 time with your tutor. Andrew will give detailed instruction on how he achieves certain effects and will circulate around the room throughout the day helping the students with their paintings.


Andrew has recently won two national awards; ‘The Bowyer Drawing Prize’ 2021 with New English Art Club in London and ‘Highly Commended’ in a recent Royal Birmingham Society of Artists July 2021 exhibition.

He trained and worked in illustration before taking up oils over 20 years ago. Now Helston based, he mainly works en plein air or from his studio at Krowji Redruth, painting the landscapes of Cornwall – particularly Porthleven, Mullion and the Lizard Peninsula. Painting in oils, Andrew strives to capture the changing light and rugged Cornish landscapes and seascapes in a figurative and impressionistic style of painting. Andrew sells his work in seven galleries throughout the UK.


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.

PAINT SHARE AVAILABLE! Add a paint share ticket to your booking to make use of our paints for the duration of the workshop.

Workshops take place at The Art Shop, located in the centre of Truro, TR1 2SJ. Click here to read all the details and see photos before booking.


Sunday, October 3rd
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
£10 – £55
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Painting a Stormy Seascape in Oils with Andrew Barrowman - 03/10/21
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Workshop Lunch - 03/10/21
Homemade vegetarian quiche and fresh mixed salad, with a choice of bottled apple juice or elderflower presse. (Contains gluten, milk and cheese.)
£ 10.00
Paint Share - 03/10/21
Use our paints for the duration of the workshop. (Students are still required to provide all other materials.)
£ 10.00

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