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En Plein Air Oil Painting North Devon

En Plein Air Oil Painting 
with David Barber

This three day course will provide you with all the knowledge and skills that you need to take your painting outside with confidence. The course includes a thorough explanation of the equipment needed to paint outside ‘en plein air’, including how to adapt your indoor painting practice to the challenges of the great outdoors.

You will learn how to select a scene, set up your equipment in a suitable painting spot and then simplify the image. David will demonstrate techniques to suggest the complexities of nature, allowing you to work quickly and expressively to overcome the challenge of changing light and weather.

Painting outside can be a daunting and exhilarating experience.

Once you’ve shared this experience with like minded people under the guidance of an experienced tutor you won’t look back!

Course Dates...

May 3rd-5th 2024

September 27th - 29th 2024

Course Price...£300   

All materials, a picnic lunch each day and cake are included.

Welcome drinks on Friday evening after the first day.


Accommodation at Moor and Sea Holidays...

20% discount for guests on the course​ (applies to stays of 3 nights or more for art courses)

En Plein Air Oil Painting Course

Beautiful locations from the coastal path and beaches to moor, woodland and riverside...

Some of our reviews...

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Kittiwake for a plein air painting course. I had a wonderful time; I would highly recommend both the accommodation and the course to anyone looking for a relaxing and creative getaway. The accommodation was clean, comfortable, and well-equipped, with nice views of the surrounding countryside. Bridget and Richard were very welcoming and helpful hosts. They provided lunches each day which were delicious and healthy, with fresh ingredients, and catered for any dietary needs. David's teaching style is relaxed and inspiring, he is also an incredible artist. The painting locations were stunning, and I really enjoyed the opportunity to paint en plein air in such beautiful surroundings and with a lovely group of people too.

Residential art course accommodation

Set between Exmoor and the stunning North Devon Coast, beautifully furnished, south-facing stone lodges with lovely views surrounded by 12 acres of gardens and wild meadow paths.

Self Catering

South Facing Screened Terrace

Comfy Beds

Super Fast WiFI

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Article about David Barber's work in Artists and Illustrators magzine
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An article about David Barber in Artists and Illustrators

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Picture of some of Davids work in Artists and Illustrators
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