Francesca Owen is a specialist in pigments and dyes. She studied at the prestigious Slade School of Fine Art under the guidance of Turner Prize nominee, Phyllida Barlow and the current head of painting, Andrew Stahl. She has researched painting pigments and dyes as far wide as Loas, Australia and Spain and more locally Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.
Francesca has been teaching since 2010, leading workshops on paint making techniques. She shares her unique practice and love of painting the landscape of West Penwith, using pigments that are handmade and local to the places she is painting about. Her five week course at St Ives School of Painting shows you how to process your own pure pigments, turning them into painting mediums. Working both outside and in the studio, she works with students to study the essential qualities of the land and sea and how to relay these in a painting. Visit her website to find out more about her work.
Have you ever wondered what is in the paint that you use and how it is made? Over five Friday morning sessions learn to process your own earth pigments, turning them into painting mediums. Gather ideas outside in the landscape to study the essential qualities of the land and sea to return to the studio to relay these in your paintings. By putting the physical elements of the landscape directly into your work using local pigments, you will learn to produce unique, emotive and personal paintings and drawings.