Angus Wilson's Simple rules for better colorful painting | April 5-7th | Donna Downey Studios Inc
Angus Wilson's Simple rules for better colorful painting | April 5-7th 2019
Studio Workshop

Angus Wilson's Simple rules for better colorful painting

  • Instructor Angus Wilson
  • Date April 5-7, 2019
  • Location Lincolnton, NC

April 5-7th 2019

Workshop is open to all levels of artist....

Workshop will focus on simple rules and techniques to create more expressive looser painting. Angus will focus on techniques for breaking free from conventional styles and old habits. Encouraging simple and easy methods to create stunning artwork, opening the students up to more creative confident work. During the workshop Angus will teach many aspects to painting, with a particular focus on color, simplifying composition, and the importance and power of dynamic ‘under painting’.

The workshop will be held on ‘still life’ painting, but ideas and methods learned in the class can apply to all painted subjects.

The class will work in the studio from a number of arrangements. During the workshop painting exercises will be used as a method for teaching ideas and principles. These will include an approach for - ‘designing & re-imagining color choices’, and ‘creating energetic simplified brush work’

The workshop will focus primarily on Acrylic, but oil painting is also welcome. If the student wishes to work in another medium, please arrange directly before hand.

 Additional information on subjects covered in the workshop.

  1. Composition - basic golden rules to better composition.
  1. Color planning within a painting (using the power of under painting and complimentary colors) Many ‘traditional’ workshops and teaching gets      bogged down in the complexities of color and paint, this isn't strictly      necessary for painting great paintings, find out why.
  2. Freeing up color - methods for adapting the colors in a subject to create a stronger painting.
  3. Getting to know paint – Acrylic and oil. Ways to approach each medium.
  4. Optionally to in interested students, Angus will explain and demo how he uses a computer, (or tablet), to plan a painting and make color choices.

Event Schedule........

Friday April 5th 2019
9:00am - 4:00PM workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Saturday April 6th 2019
9:00am - 4:00PM workshop 
12:00-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio

Sunday April 7th 2019
9:00am - 3:00pm workshop 
12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch provided at the studio 

Workshops Policies : Half-day, full-day, multi-day workshops, and special events are scheduled throughout the year. Once you purchase a workshop you will be enrolled.

Due to limited class size, purchased spots for all workshops are transferable but payment is non-refundable. What this means: If you buy a class spot and are unable to attend, and if there is a waiting list of students that has formed, we will put you in contact with the first person on the list to whom you can offer your class spot. If the person on the list accepts, then that person will need to pay you for your spot and once that transaction is complete and both parties are satisfied, we will transfer your spot to the other person.

**If you are unable to attend and there is no waiting list, we will unfortunately be unable to provide refunds**

Emergency Cancellations : In the very rare event of an emergency or unavoidable natural disaster or act of God, the class may be cancelled. In this situation, all fees will be reimbursed to students in full.

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out, please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.

Questions? Contact

Studio events are a 2-4 day immersion in mixed-media art and journaling. These creative weekends are filled with the process driven exploration of creative mediums and applications in an intimate, supportive environment, challenging students to expand their creativity through the exploration of new artistic methods and mediums.


What airport do I fly into?

Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

Do I need to rent a car?

No, we will pick you up from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio

Where do I stay?

You can either book a room at our new studio or get a special rate with our hotel partner.

To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or
To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

Hampton Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
Phone: +1-704-736-2000

To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.
Questions? Contact