Landscape Painting

Colour in the Cretan Landscape

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Course Tutor: Trisha Scott

From the violet of the soaring mountains, dense greens of the cypress forests against the silvery olives, to the glittering turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea, no other Greek island offers the range of colour and contrast found in Crete.  This island possesses a savage and uncompromising beauty and the aim of this five day course is to respond to the essential colours, shapes, atmosphere and character of the Cretan landscape through a variety of media (acrylics, oils, pastels, collage etc.).  Your essential tool will be your sketchbook, which will be used throughout the course as a creative, visual diary, to record colour notes, impressions, feelings and thoughts.

You will need:


A4 Sketchbook (choose hardback in landscape format) Small Backpack/Rucksack Sun Hat Wide Brim Sunscreen Insect Spray Comfortable Shoes/Boots Camera (Useful for reference)


Water soluble pencils and crayons (Derwent Inktense, Caran D’ache Luminance, NeoColor 11 or similar) Water brushes – (these have a fibre brush tip and water reservoir and are used with the water soluble pencils) All other materials will be provided. The course will mainly be based in Trisha’s garden and studio in Kaina, which offers panoramic views of the White Mountains and Apokoronas.  We will undertake two short walks of approximately 20 minutes duration to painting locations. You will be working from 9.30am to 1.00pm.  Refreshments will be provided.

About Trisha

Trisha Scott studied at Canterbury College of Art in 1979 and then completed a BA in Fine Art at Ravensbourne College.  Trisha continued her training at Goldsmiths College, the Institute of Group Analysis and Brunel University; she has worked as an art therapist in the private, voluntary and public sectors and has run therapeutic and art groups for adults with mental health problems and young people in crisis.  She also has considerable experience with adult learners having taught landscape painting and life drawing at South Greenwich Institute. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy, London Mall Galleries and Atlantis Gallery in the UK. Trisha’s skill is in nurturing and encouraging novice painters, the tentative and self-conscious to gain confidence and discover their own voice.  She is a firm believer that anyone can learn to evaluate what they see and subsequently make sense of the world around them through painting and drawing. She currently lives and works in Crete. Click here to see some of Trisha's Landscape work.

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