Lost and Found – Freeing up your technique with Lucy Powell, 21/22 January 2019

9.15 am – 4.0 pm: oils or acrylic

As Diebenkorn said, “It is not a matter of painting life. It is a matter of giving life to a painting.”

After some useful warming up exercises on this exciting two day course, you will make arbitrary marks with oil and/or acrylic paint, and then see how to respond to these initial marks. In this way, you will be learning how to FIND your paintings, rather than MAKE them. It will be an exciting adventure into the unknown as the works progress, and the paint begins to speak.  Lucy will guide you through the process showing you how to bring order back to a composition and hold the piece together within the rectangle.  You will be working from still lives set up in the gallery.

Lucy has exhibited at the gallery for the last eight years and has a huge following.  She studied in Florence and at Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Art.  Her paintings conjure her domestic surroundings and the French and Sussex landscape exploring the qualities of paint, texture and composition.

Her paintings evoke a feeling of experiences –  of forgotten places and moments. ‘Sometimes what I know about composition takes over, at other times, I find myself caught by the struggle between light and translucency, or the tension between colour and form.’

Price: £225. To include primed painting boards and a delicious lunch.

To book a place email: courses@moncrieff-bray.com or telephone 07867 978 414.


Apron, Kitchen roll, Rags, 2 Jam jars, Disposable paper palette, Palette knife.

Set of Daler-Rowney Georgian oil colours starter pack plus an additional large tube of white paint (beginners only). If you are an experienced painter please bring your normal paints.

Zestit for diluting paint and cleaning brushes. White spirit and turpentine are highly toxic and are not allowed.


For small brushes, we recommend 2 x packets of the Cass Art Hog Bristle Brush Set of 6, see link…


For large and medium brushes we recommend starting with cheaper ones from B&Q or similar. You will need flat brushes, measuring 0.5 – 1.5″, three of different sizes. 

Portable Easel.

You can buy all these from art suppliers such as Cass Art.

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