February | Four day | How Colour Works For Artists | John Dinan

November Sunset, Salthill, Galway_resize.jpg
November Sunset, Salthill, Galway_resize.jpg
sold out

February | Four day | How Colour Works For Artists | John Dinan


Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th, Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th.

10am - 4.30pm

Add To Cart

This practical workshop will take the mystery out of colour and you’ll paint with a whole new level of confidence. In simple language and through progressive painting exercises, you’ll learn the differences between Tone, Hue, Tint, Chroma, Shade, Permanence, Transparency and many more colour issues that cause needless confusion.  We’ll develop the Colour Wheel, and all the key colour harmonies, and you’ll understand how easy it all is once it’s clearly explained and illustrated. Painting a simple landscape in different colour schemes, you’ll practice how to create different moods in your paintings and how to choose colour harmonies that reflect your inner spirit.   Begin to take control of colour in your paintings at last - through a clear understanding of How Colour Works.

Suitable for all levels using Oils or Acrylics, but demonstrations on this workshop will be with Oil paints. Beginners can make rapid progress in their painting, while experienced painters will develop a much deeper understanding of how to create great paintings through colour.

About John


John Dinan is a professional artist who has been teaching art for over 20 years, in Ireland, France and Italy. He is an exhibiting artist in many of Ireland’s leading galleries in both the Republic and the north of Ireland. He has exhibited in RHA, Oireachtas and many solo and group exhibitions. He is a member of the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, and of the Back Lane Painters, and is a founder member of the Portmarnock Art Group.


His landscapes, portraits and still lifes are held internationally in corporate and private collections.

He especially loves painting en plein air, and has run outdoor workshops and been a prize-winner at the international Art in the Open festival in Wexford. He paints in a varied range of styles, but his work is usually recognised through good drawing, strong compositions and bright colours. His workshops always receive great feedback for the extensive tuition, complete sharing of experience and insights, helpful one-to-one advice and the encouraging atmosphere he maintains in his classes. He lives in Cross, in south Mayo, near the village of Cong where he and his wife have had an art gallery for over 12 years. www.johndinan.comwww.congartgallery.com

Class and workshop Terms & Conditions