Oil Painting

Landscape Oil Painting with Nicolas.

Landscape Oil Painting from Paris

Study how to paint a landscape from your studio under the guidance of professional painter Nicolas Sage. You will learn to use a photo-reference as a base for painting, without slavishly copying from it. He will demonstrate value and composition studies in pencil, how to organize your palette, and mix your tones as well as painting with accurate proportions. Students will be given the same photo-reference as the tutor, so everyone can draw and paint along.

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Program Dates: 

Dates/Time: TBA please join the waitlist

Takes place every week via Zoom,                                

A total of 6 sessions 

Max 15 participants                                                                 

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What you will do and learn. 

The beginning of the session will be spent drawing and understanding the composition and values (light & dark) in the picture. Then you will start painting, focusing in putting in the main elements first and being careful about size and proportions. All along, Nicolas will be providing advice on how to measure your drawing, mix and apply your paint. During the live sessions from your studio to his, he will answer any questions and provide feedback. At the end of the workshop, students will be asked to finish the painting on their own, so they can apply what they learn. Then individual critique and advice will be given when they send their final image via e-mail, focusing on their particular needs and strong points.

Students will leave with a better understanding of composition, values, color and proportions. They will have a sharper idea on how to work from their own photographs and sketches in the future, gathered maybe from trips and vacation, so they can produce a finished picture based on their memories and these tools.

Instruction in English. 

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About Nicolas 

Nicolas Sage is a French painter and architect. Parisian born, he lived in France and abroad before settling back in Paris 10 years ago. He received a Civil Engineering degree in 2009 and a diploma from the Paris-Belleville School of Architecture in 2016, where he learned architecture, drawing and painting. He briefly studied at the Florence Academy of Art in Italy and with Antonio López García in Paris. He now paints full-time, working with a gallery and teaching art, both in his studio and his former school of architecture. His work is focused on the representation of space, from urban sketching to landscape painting. He was finalist at the Columbia Threadneedle Prize 2018 and awarded the 2016 Drawing Prize from the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. Works of his are shown in Paris, London and Venice.

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Suggested Reading:


Dreamscapes: Inspiration and Beauty in Gardens Near and Far
by Claire Takacs

Les Miserables

by Victor Hugo

Adèle & Simon

by Barbara McClintock

Corot to Monet: French Landscape Painting

by Sarah Herring & Antonio Mazzotta (contributor)


“A good landscape painting is not just a demonstration of competent application of paint. It must offer a feeling of homage to the subject.” 


― Keith Shackleton

Course Details and Pricing

This incredible opportunity to work with Nicolas is limited to 15 participants (minimum of 10) who will receive a private zoom link for the weekly sessions.

Final critique is a private personal response from Nicolas after you have completed your work and emailed him the image.

PRICE: $899


Other course information:

Course supplies:

Students are required to have all required materials on hand by the start of the course. Upon registration, students will receive complete supply list and other pre-course requirements.  

Experience needed?

No experience is needed for this course. Most importantly is a curiosity and passion for learning as well as willingness to view your home environment from different perspectives.

Required reading:

Once you are registered for the course, you will have the full material from the instructor that will include reading that should be completed prior to the start of the course. This reading will prepare you for the material so that each course session will be efficient and productive for all.

Oil Painting from Paris with Nicolas Sage
Session will open in 2021.
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