A short course focussing on 4 techniques for painting different subjects, culminating in an (optional) one day free-to-enter painting competition with "Couleurs d'Aquitaine" in Penne d'Agenais on Sunday 25th August.

One morning a day for 4 days from 20th August - 23rd August.

About the course

We'll produce 4 paintings on 4 mornings in one week from Tuesday 20th August to Friday 23rd August 2024.

We'll paint (may not be in this order):

  • Old stone houses
  • Water (lakeside) scene
  • A landscape
  • Architectural detail

During the morning session I will do a short demonstration, then you'll have as much help and guidance as you'd like as you develop your own painting.

As the course runs on a morning you have the option of continuing your painting into the afternoon (untutored) should you wish.

The course is friendly, informal and, I hope, fun.

The main language is English, but if they can forgive my French, I welcome any French speakers.

About the competition

There's also the option to enter a free competition run by the association "Couleurs d'Aquitaine" in Penne d'Agenais on Sunday 25th August.

If you've never tried this before, this is a great way to experience a fun day out with only light-hearted competition. Many other competitors will be amateurs (sometimes families on holiday for instance) and the emphasis is on taking part, rather than winning. I will be there to help you register if you wish.

Gallery of some of my watercolour paintings:

Times and dates

The course will run on four mornings from 09:30 to 12:30, starting on Tuesday 20th August to Friday 23rd August 2024.


You will need a (small) set of watercolour paints, either pans or tubes and some watercolour brushes. I will send a suggested list to participants nearer the date.

Drawing boards, chairs, tables and a selection of pens and pencils are available to use.

Included in the price of the course is:

  • A roughly A3 size piece of Arches high quality 100% cotton watercolour paper per day.
  • All tuition
  • Refreshments

Venue & cost

The venue will be Galerie JS in the centre of Monflanquin. There is ample free parking within a short walking distance.

To provide a high level of personal attention, the number of places is limited to 8 people.

The cost of this short course is 90€ per person, payable at the first session.

To request more information

Please complete the form below (if you have any problems with the form, email: info@galerie-js.fr)

Please note that sending an email doesn’t guarantee a place. I will reply as soon possible to confirm. Places are allocated on a 'first come, first served" basis. To be viable, the course needs a minimum of 5 people. In the event that there are more requests than places, I’ll keep a waiting list.

All details above are accurate at the time of writing (June 2024), but are subject to change.

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