Painting the Autumn in Oils with Diana Braybrook

Diana Braybrook

9 Nov - 30 Nov

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Full Price £105 : Retiree Price £90 : Concession Price £70

Class details

Join us for a short course painting the Autumn in oils. Diana Braybrook leads the four week course which is suitable for anyone who loves painting with oils, or wants to give it a try. In this course we shall focus an autumn theme: “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ (John Keats, ode to Autumn). We believe that Keats was inspired to write the poem after a walk in the water meadows behind Winchester College near his home.

This series of four oil painting workshops is for anyone who loves painting with oil paints, or wants to give them a try.

Wednesdays 10am – 1pm

9 – 30 November inclusive

Course Fee: Full – £105 ; Retiree – £90 ; Concession – £70

Limited to 9 artists

Our studio is a place for you to plan and start a painting; then bring it to fruition with support and encouragement from an experienced oil painter.

Over the four sessions Diana will

  • show you examples of other painters’ work and suggest ways of mixing a good range of autumnal colours
  • help you compose and start your own autumn painting, using your own photos and sketches as a starting point. You could choose to paint a landscape, cityscape, or a still life you have set up at home and sketched or photographed. Alternatively, you might like to create a more abstract painting using an autumnal colour scheme
  • show you ways in which different oil painting techniques can be used most effectively as your painting progresses

It doesn’t matter if you are just starting your journey with oil paints, or an experienced artist, this short oil painting course suits artists with all levels of experience. You’ll be able to develop your style in the company of like minded artists.

Waiting List

Sorry, we have no more places for this session. If you want to join us in the New Year, please email info@openealing and reserve a place.


We shall provide the following equipment for each session:

  • Studio easel, chair and small table
  • Non-toxic painting medium
  • Large single use paper palettes
  • Jam jar for holding wet brushes
  • Space on a drying rack to hold one wet painting per artist between sessions

You need to bring the following materials:

  • Sketches/photos of something memorable that you want to paint – a couple of options would be good
  • Paper and drawing materials for preparatory work – ruler is also useful
  • Stretched canvas or board to paint your picture on – maximum size is 594 x 891 mm (23.4 x 33.1 in)
  • Oil paints
  • Brushes, palette knife/s, old sponge, old credit card
  • Rags or kitchen roll
  • Small pot or jar with lid for painting medium (non-toxic medium provided)
  • Baby wipes for messy fingers
  • Plastic bag to take used brushes home for cleaning

Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 9 Nov - 30 Nov
Wednesday 10:00 am
Fees: Full Price £105 : Retiree Price £90 : Concession Price £70

About the tutor

Diana Braybrook

Diana Braybrook trained initially at Camberwell College of Art, London before studying for her degree in History of Art & Architecture at Reading University.

She is currently resident artist at Osterley Park & House, Isleworth where she uses the Garden Gallery in the stable block as her studio and occasional exhibition space. Visitors are welcome to visit her on an open studio day or by prior arrangement.

Diana is also an experienced tutor and has recently stepped down as a tutor at the 4020 club in LB Ealing.

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