TONY WHITE 'PLEIN AIR' BRITTANY, FRANCE
September 23 2020 Residential 7 day, 7 night week long Painting Workshop!
We are delighted to welcome Tony White who is joining our tutor base. We couldn't let him slip through our fingers as it's going to be a POPULAR course!.
We seem to have to advertise our courses earlier and earlier but this one will fill very quickly as Tony has a huge following around the world.
Brittany is the perfect centre for him to paint around with seascapes, boats, Breton villages and towns AND the gorgeous food and wine! Seafood, Crepes, Fromages! Join him! A regular contributor to Australian Artist and further down you will see his painting was chosen for the front cover for this November!
We will be staying in a charming Breton complex of cottages nearby to a studio if we need one and close to the coast for the week and all delicious French meals and wine will be provided.
Tony is quite a character which is what energises his workshops and makes them such fun. Have a look at a Video of him working below!
Tony White is a Watercolour Artist from Newcastle, Australia, however, is now residing in Hobart. He has established a great following with collectors and students alike. His work has been sold as far afield as Germany and the U.K. His social media following is gaining momentum and with over 10,000 Facebook followers, he is hitting his stride around the world. He is fast becoming a much sought-after tutor, having held many successful workshops for Art Societies all around the country and the Famous Bathurst School of Arts, as well as Brisbane Painting Classes. He is a regular contributor to Australian Artist Magazine. His style is traditional impressionistic landscape with a strong emphasis on light and atmosphere.
"I am inspired by light. Even in the most innocuous of scenes, if the light is dramatic and the mood is misty or sharp or rainy, then I'm in!. I believe a painting should move you emotionally and if you have to explain it, then it isn't doing its job". Tony
What the week will offer.
Learn to see things in new ways.
Interpret subjects with artistic flair rather than exact likeness.
Work both indoors and outdoors to find unexpectedly rewarding subjects.
Use different techniques, such as wet-into-wet, which results in lovely soft effects
Enjoy daily demonstrations and friendly guidance with an experienced tutor.
Beginners to Advanced.
This workshop is designed to take the edge off of the often-daunting, maddening world of Watercolour Painting. Simply focusing on tone, composition and above all, FUN, we’ll be producing simple, strong and striking scenes featuring the surrounding landscape and seascape as well as some prepared exercises. We’ll work outside in the elements and in the studio.
Tony will show you his way of simplifying a scene and stripping it back to its bare essentials, ensuring the capture of the most important elements of strong light and atmosphere.
''My painting style is loose, impressionistic and light-driven. The approach I take is to use the medium to its full advantage and exploit its unique characteristics. Watercolour does things that no other medium can do. Let’s push those things. Let’s push the light. Let’s simplify the scene and break it down into its important elements. Let’s not obsess with detail. Let’s create some cracking art!'' Tony
Tony caters to all levels of competency. Watercolours often daunt beginners but with his relaxed, fun approach to teaching and relaying knowledge students achieve more than they imagined possible. Students always LOVE his workshops because he focuses on alleviating the pressure that they put on themselves when starting in watercolour.
You will be producing at least 2 completed works per day. Tony will demonstrate the scene in sections, to ensure the process is broken down for easy reference. Students paint each section after he has completed the section first. All the while, Tony doesn't stand still. he is always looking over your shoulders, helping and guiding where needed. While the painting is the primary motivation, FUN is mandatory. Together with Tony we will ensure this workshop will be a memorable one for reasons of learning AND having a damn good time!
Itinerary for the week
23RD SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY - PICK UP FROM LORIENT/MEET AND GREET AT GITE
24TH SEPTEMBER BREAKFAST THURSDAY- BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY PAINTING AT GITE COMPLEX LUNCH AND CONTINUE AT GITE. APERITIVES, DINNER OUT AT LOCAL RESTAURANT
25TH SEPTEMBER FRIDAY - BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY PAINTING AT CARNAC MEGALITHS IN THE MORNING WITH A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM LUNCH OUT. AFTERNOON PAINTING IN CARNAC TOWN OR COAST. APEROS AND DINNER AT GITE.
26TH SEPTEMBER SATURDAY - BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY PAINTING AT LA TRINITE SUR MER PICK NIC LUNCH AND AFTERNOON FREE TO SHOP OR EXPLORE AREA OR SHOP. APEROS AND DINNER AT GITE.
27TH SEPTEMBER SUNDAY - BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY PAINTING AT AURAY LUNCH OUT AFTERNOON IN AURAY APEROS AND DINNER OUT.
28TH SEPTEMBER MONDAY - BREAKFAST FOLLOWED BY PAINTING AT QUIBERON LUNCH OUT AFTERNOON OPTIONAL BOAT TRIP TO BELLE ILE EN- £40. APEROS AND DINNER AT GITE.
29TH SEPTEMBER TUESDAY - PAINTING LOCALLY OR FINISH OFF PAINTINGS NEAR GITE LUNCH AT GITE DINNER OUT.
30TH SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY - BREAKFAST AND DEPARTURE.
Testimonials for Tony White
“If you ever get the opportunity to do one of Tony’s workshops, TAKE IT!! Best workshop I’ve ever done!! Loads of painting and laughs, I learnt so much and came home with SIX beautiful completed paintings that I’m so proud of. My friends and family were blown away by my work! Can’t wait for the next one” - Vicki
“WOW!!! Just finished a two-day workshop with Tony White. How good was it! Learnt so much. It was so fun, Tony is a great teacher. Many thanks for a wonderful weekend” - Trena
“Such a great workshop this weekend with Tony White. 6 great paintings in two days and I know we all learnt so much. Loads of great laughs and new painting phrases made up” – Cheryl
Date: September 23 2020
Place: Brittany France
Tutor: Tony White
Duration: Residential 7 day, 7 night week long
Beginners to experienced artists welcomed
Cost: £1875 for a painter
£1125 for a non-participating partner sharing a room with a painter.
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Gallery of photographs
Here are a few photographs of Tony's work to tempt you...please click on any of the photographs to see a larger image: