Plein Air landscape with Tim Miller

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Tim Miller is a Masterful Painter and Draftsman. His understanding of light and the influences of light on colour is quite remarkable, and to my mind, place him alongside only a handful of artists who have interpreted the Australian landscape in a unique and convincing way.
Tim teaches at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney, Rockley Studios, and numerous workshops throughout Australia. His work has been exhibited to great acclaim at the NSW Parliament Building in Sydney.

He will be presenting a workshop which is aimed at the artist who wishes to refine their approach to painting the landscape, and their understanding of light.

Sunday 25th March, 9am-3pm

The Landscape Painting Workshop will focus on:

  • The properties of light
  • The colour of the light
  • Afterimage and seeing
  • Ariel perspective

The workshop will begin with a theory session, which will take place at the Atelier studio from 9am, from where we will move to our venue at Oxley Creek Common, where Tim will be demonstrating his painting technique en plein air, followed by you producing a work of your own.

Skill level:
Tim’s demonstrations and insights are as much for the beginner as the experienced artist.

$175 payable in advance. Please email Nick via to book your place on the workshop and for bank details. EFTPOS is available at the studio.

Medium and equipment:
Either of these suggested lists of colours or a selection of your own choice.

List A
A warm and cool of each of the primary colours, raw umber, black and white.
Cadmium lemon, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Permanent rose, Ultramarine blue, Prussian blue.

Or a selection of less chromatic colours such as:

List B
Raw umber, burnt sienna, Indian red, cadmium red, permanent rose, yellow ochre, Indian yellow or cadmium yellow pale , ultramarine blue or cobalt blue, viridian, Prussian blue, ivory or lamp black, titanium white
A red, yellow, blue, black and white.

You will also need:
Brushes: long bristled flats or you may prefer to use rounds, filberts etc..
Canvas: a piece of primed canvas which can be cut or a selection of panels such as 9 x 5, 10 x 8 etc Rags: for cleaning brushes etc..
Palette knife
Willow charcoal (thin)
A portable easel. The French box type, or a tripod. Whichever is your preference.

Brushes, paper, canvas, Etc. Again, your preference. Bring any fluids you might need, and be prepared to take any rubbish you generate home with you.

For the safety and comfort of others, you are advised to bring odourless solvent if you are painting in oils.

Be Sun Safe. You will be out in the sunshine throughout the day. It is strongly suggested that you make use of a wide brimmed hat, a long sleeved shirt, and factor 30+ sunscreen. You should bring an adequate supply of water too.

Lunch (one hour):
The Atelier will provide a ‘Subway Sandwich’ for you, or BYO picnic. Tea and coffee will be available at the studio at the start of the day.

There is plenty of roadside car parking available at the studio, and a car park at Oxley Creek Common or in the surrounding streets.

Tim’s work can be seen at

Gen Robey