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Esther Deans – Still Life Painting Weekend Workshop

February 3 @ 10:30 am - February 4 @ 2:30 pm


Esther Deans is excited to offer a still life painting in oils weekend workshop, an opportunity for intermediate to advanced painters to delve deeper into oil painting from life. In this workshop, Esther will guide you through a method for observational painting, using measuring techniques to construct a small painting of flowers.

The object will be to focus on the process rather than the final painting, encouraging students to embrace ‘mistakes’ through erasing and re-drawing. This workshop aims to enrich students’ understanding of tone, form, and colour, fostering a heightened appreciation for the world around them.

About Esther Deans

Esther Deans is an accomplished painter currently living and working in her home village of Peel Forest in South Canterbury, New Zealand alongside her partner, the painter David O. Jones. Her love of art was nurtured within her family, particularly by her grandfather, Austen Deans, and her uncle, Lindsay Crooks, who played pivotal roles in shaping her observational painting skills.

Esther studied English and Philosophy at university and worked as an English teacher for several years before returning to painting. She has since completed a Master of Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology and is currently working towards her PhD in visual arts.


Please bring with you:

Two Fredrix canvas panels – 11×14

Oil paints

  • I suggest a limited palette including a yellow, blue, red, an earth colour and white.
  • For example: Ultramarine blue, cadmium red or similar, yellow ochre, burnt umber, titanium white

A palette knife and palette’

A range of brushes

Linseed oil (no solvents please, even if they are odourless)

Easel (if you do not have your own easel you can bring, please contact Rachael)

How to register

Registration Fee of $220 is to be paid at the time of submission.
Bank Transfer to: Green-Gold Gallery Limited
Account Number: 06-0889-0441723-00
Reference: Your Name
Particulars: EstherWorkshop


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February 3 @ 10:30 am
February 4 @ 2:30 pm
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Rachael Linton


Green-Gold Gallery
10 Wilson St
Geraldine, 7930 New Zealand
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Gallery Hours

10:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday - Sunday

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10 Wilson St, Geraldine, 7930 New Zealand

The Green-Gold Gallery is a fresh and vibrant addition to the New Zealand art scene,   Dedicated to showcasing the fine art of local contemporary painters and sculptors.