Kinnear On Contemporary Florals

Kinnear on Contemporary Florals : Choosing and using expressive colour to make contemporary flower paintings 

‘ Expressive Colour and bold mark making define contemporary floral painting’.

Who it’s For

Floral paintings are perennially popular and although representational  botanical art has its place, bold expressive contemporary florals require artists who are both technically skilled and visually creative. If  you love colour or mark making and want to start or improve your florals then this is for you.

How it Works

Kinnear On Contemporary Florals  is based around three workshop days, starting with a quick recap of subtractive colour mixing, the course takes you through creating and implementing,  a series of creative contemporary florals   from bold, simple arrangements on day one through to very nuanced and advanced schemes by day 3.

Where to Do It

Kinnear On courses are only available with Martin at his Norfolk studio

Good to Know

This Course is one of two genre specific courses written by Martin for 2020, consider combining it with a supplementary course on glazing if you love traditional work, or a dedicated course on colour if you’re a contemporary artist.

Fees and Booking

Course only £499 (at our Pay Now Price) , as a stand alone 3 day workshop.

To book online select a course date and pay, or if you prefer to speak to us call Jane on 01485 528588

Important Pre booking note:

This is a third tier course written to build upon the core skills taught on our Simply Oils workshops.

Simply Oils is our flagship course in professional core oil painting skills including the Ebauche painting method, Subtractive colour mixing, oil mediums, grounds and gesso, values, optics and direct painting. This course will not cover core skills but build upon those concepts and assume a good working knowledge of them.

To ensure you have a rewarding, motivating and enjoyable learning experience please undertake a Simply Oils course before undertaking this third tier course.

Martin’s view of Kinnear On Contemporary Florals

‘Anyone can do botanical flower painting, but contemporary work although it looks easier is deceptively hard to pull off.   Abstracted but not abstract, recognisable but not realist, it requires strong composition, an eye for evoking significant detail and a flair for using colour.  Even if flowers aren’t your thing – painting them well should be. ‘

What’s Included

  • Three days of structured specialist oils tuition with an emphasis on creating contemporary florals
  • Explanation, hands on painting  and demonstration led learning, by a tutor with studio assistants which means you get on demand help at your easel.
  • All materials and notes, are included so you don’t need to bring a thing or worry about what you need for the course.
  • Learn a range of useful painting strategies from bold  and simple to as nuanced as Joan Mitchell’s later works.
  • Learn more in depth and more specific knowledge than on our broader foundation courses such as Simply Oils.
  • Refreshments and a light lunch included, so you can socialise at the School with your fellow students
  • This course is not suitable for anyone who has not completed Simply Oils.
  • This course is an ideal top up to a Diploma as it takes themes from the first trimester and expands upon them using practical exercises
More Information

Our ‘Kinnear On’ courses are practical signature workshops written and taught by Martin Kinnear. Each course explores a key aspect of painting which can directly improve your work.

Written with our existing students in mind, the course is intended for practicing oil painters who have studied at the school before. Places are strictly limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Course Director Martin Kinnear is a successful exhibiting artist and writer who exemplifies our vision for sharing knowledge and skills to other artists

Kinnear On courses are non-selective,  however they are written to suit students who have completed courses from our foundation or intermediate programs.

If you don’t regularly paint in oil then we strongly recommend that you take Simply oils allowing time to practice, before taking these courses.

All Kinnear On courses are an ideal way to top up and focus your Diploma study whether you are currently on a Diploma or require some extra post Diploma training.