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Light Over Water

26 October - 1 November 2019

Tutor: David Tress


The country around Brynaport is exceptional for its landscape of mountains as a backdrop to sea and inland lochs, and also for the rivers and burns that run off the uplands – in turn quiet or torrential depending on the weather.

The theme of ‘Light over Water’ will be explored in this 5-day course in which David Tress will look at the building blocks which underlie representational landscape painting – light, space/perspective, tone, colour, composition – and will also consider the ways in which an expressive or emotional response to landscape might be explored.

There will be a balance between describing and demonstrating the various painters’ ‘tools’ which allow the making of strong representational paintings and vigorous compositions, and an exploration of risk taking and ‘gut response’ in making landscape paintings which allow and encourage a more expressive approach to the subject.

Each day will include demonstrations and studio work, and sketching and drawing in the powerful landscape of the North West Highlands. Tuition will be both as a group, with demonstrations and discussions, and individually.

Demonstrations will be in acrylic, some of them using mixed media and collage.

We hope as always for good weather when out drawing – but please bring along some stout shoes or boots and waterproof clothing just in case!


  • Painter Price: £835 Deposit: £150
  • Non-Painter Price: £565 Deposit: £150
  • Day Student Price: £335 Deposit: £50

How to book

If you would like to book one of our courses you can view and download the booking form below.  Please print and complete the form, then post it with a cheque for your deposit to:

North West Highlands Art
Ross-shire, IV54 8XB

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Alternatively you can call us on 01520 733227 or email info@nwhart.co.uk to arrange a BACS transfer.

Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of completed booking form and deposit.

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