LARGE is BEAUTIFUL: TWO AUGUST painting courses!


Now we have added an extra course, due to the demand for places!!

So, as the August 7th to 10th course is now FULL, please send a deposit for the NEW course (all details are exactly the same, apart from the DATES) Using the PayPal button below and email me at to confirm that you’d like to join this course from

Monday  31 July to Thursday 3 August, 2017


Coach House
Oxleaze Farm
Between Eastleach and Filkins
Gloucestershire GL7 3RB

LARGE is BEAUTIFUL – PAINTING COURSE – August 7th to 10th, 2017

BONNARD said: “nature stands still in front of me so that I can invent from her”

Let’s use this four-day course in Oxfordshire to explore the motifs suggested by the gardens and landscape around Oxleaze .


This course takes place in a well-appointed studio with chairs, easels, projector, tables and all the materials and paint you need, will be intense and encouraging, founded in research yet subject to gesture and emotion.
This year I propose that this course, ‘Large is Beautiful’,  we will attempt one large painting (say 90cm x 120cm) amongst daily exercises – using the landscape as a foundation.

Slides, drawing, composition, fill in on large canvas in acrylics

Slides, tonal experiments outside, then apply to same large canvas in acrylics
Slides, colour theory studies, applied to same large canvas in oils
Slides, markmaking with the brush, on large canvas in oils

All necessary teas, coffees, biscuits and a delicious salady lunch (and wine) are provided every day.

The course costs £500* for 4 days and you can make sure of your place by paying a (non-refundable unless the course is cancelled) deposit of £120 here:

DEPOSIT of £120:

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I will send you details of timings and the course structure on receipt of the deposit


Balance of £380:

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Please pay balance by Monday 3rd July or sooner.

*If you’d prefer to pay by bank transfer or cheque, please let me know by emailing


3 thoughts on “LARGE is BEAUTIFUL: TWO AUGUST painting courses!

  1. Hi Jonathan – I would love to join you for this course – it looks like I pressed the wrong button and have paid the balance of £380 rather than the deposit – but nevermind. I look forward to seeing you again and being inspired. I will try to stay with a girlfriend nearby. Lots of love Penny – thank you for inviting get me.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.

    1. Dear Penny, that’s lovely news! If your happy to have pressed the wrong button, you can just pay £120 whenever you feel like it – if you can’t make the course, of course I’d refund all but the £120 🙂 it will be lovely to see you again x Jonathan

  2. Just pressed reply and hope you receive this – I would love to come on the course and have paid (last week) the balance rather than the deposit. Can you reassure me that you have accepted me onto the course. With love Penny

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