Painting Poppies with Watercolour

Workshop/ Day course

Date – 4th of  November

Time – 10am – 4pm

Location – Wylam Institute, Wylam, Northumberland

Level – suited to those with some experience of watercolour painting . Not suitable for total beginners.

Workshop Cost – £35

In June this year, I stopped and photographed a field full of poppies. I thought the field was breathtakingly beautiful. The orange-red of the flowers was joyous to be near. My brother and I stood looking at the field before we began taking photographs grinning like Cheshire cats. It’s one of those sights in nature that it would, I think, be difficult to grow tired of. No wonder then that it’s a popular subject for painters, perhaps keen to capture a little of the feel-good magic the flowers engender.


In this workshop I will be demonstrating a number of approaches. both traditional and modern, that can be used to paint poppies in the landscape, seen as a panorama or more closely examined as in the photographs below.


Whatever you preference, your aim will be to create a painting worthy of framing and hanging on your wall.

During this day-long workshop Jason will:

Provide inspirational images

Help you compose your painting

Discuss with you how to plan the painting and advise you at each stage in production of the artwork.

In addition I will provide demonstrations of painting methods that could be employed as well as working alongside you showing how I would paint a completed watercolour of poppies.


What will you need to bring ?

A packed lunch ( tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided )

Your watercolour painting kit, including:

Watercolour paper


Water pots



Masking tape

Masking fluid


Drawing board.

Any images of poppies you would like to work from .

Jason has some photographs he has taken, but you may wish to work from your own reference.

How can you book a place on the workshop /day course?

By clicking on the BUY NOW button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £35 made payable to Painting with Skill LTD to Jason Skill, Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE403ND

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.

Location of Wylam Institute ( click on map )


Is there public transport to Wylam?

Yes – There is a railway station in Wylam situated next to the River Tyne on the opposite bank to Wylam main village. The walk from the station is about a quarter of a mile.

Is there parking near to the institute ?

Free parking can be found directly outside the institute and in nearby streets.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for a friends or family ?

Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales.Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND