Hues of the Huon

6 Week course in painting with oils

We live in a picturesque place so why not paint it?

Hues of the Huon is an introductory course with a focus on painting the landscape around you.

Join artist Robert Jackson as he introduces you to the techniques of Oil Painting. Materials provided.

The course will cover:
  • Choosing your Subject
  • Surfaces, Materials and Preparation
  • Drawing and Underpainting
  • Composition and Perspective
  • Creating an Atmosphere
  • Colour mixing and Aerial Perspective
  • Spontaneity and Planning
  • Layering – Scumbles, Glazes and “Dead Colouring”

Robert Jackson is a visual artist, multi-skilled musician and performer. He has been active since the 1980s. He lives in the Huon Valley, Tasmania after re-locating from Melbourne in 2019 and has exhibited at Moonah Arts Centre and been a regular in the local shows. He won the painting prize at the Geeveston Art Show in 2020. His main inspiration is the Australian landscape, and his recent work has focused on a distillation of landscape into its distinctive elements to examine the concept of identity and place. What makes “Here”, here? What makes a place distinctive?

He has produced many artworks for public and private clients. He has had many solo exhibitions and is an award-winning muralist. His work is represented in public and private collections in Australia, USA and Europe, and he has held numerous Artist-in-Residencies. He studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, and has been a featured soloist at Melbourne International Arts Festival, played in a multitude of Rock and Jazz bands and been MD/Composer for Circus, Film & Theatre. He is a core musician in the Creek Road Art Orchestra and performs regularly with jazz trio The Chord on Bleus

Event details




Every Friday to

Event location


Geeveston Community Centre, 9B School Road, Geeveston
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