Next week my regular Tuesday and Wednesday workshops will start up again for a six week block. So tomorrow I will be working in watercolour and maybe inks. I’m enjoying the speed of acrylics and the facility to paint over areas and to glaze thin washes that stay put when other thin washes go over them. I’m fancy working over acrylics with oils too but not today. The small square acrylic is finished now. I keep fiddling and adding then taking away.
The list is now fully booked but there is a waiting list. Another block of sessions will be published later on. If you wish to book, please see the ‘workshop schedule’ page and use the ‘contact me’ facility. The first two days, March 10th & 11th are Hares , Badgers and Hedgehogs…
Just working on these , I’m enjoying ‘studio time’ to mess about.
Getting to grips (pun alert) with holly and its twisting shapes required some thumbnail ‘working it out’ drawings before we could go ‘all loose’ with our paintings. The workshops were great fun and some beautiful effects were achieved.
Home Studio Workshops and the final Saturday workshop @Artycatiles, Rochester. Lovely groups and many thanks to artist Rachel Toll, who devised the great step-by-step plan and kindly gave permission for us to use it.
Christmas card folding, design based on prep pieces for workshops. We’ve just received a new print run of Christmas and non-Christmas cards.
I’ve used brighter reds this time, Cadmium Red, not much Alizarin Crimson and brighter yellows, Cadmium Yellow and Quinacridone Gold. I made my green using French Ultramarine and Aureolin Yellow and dropped in extra blue here and there. It has been really interesting to revisit a painting and use different colours. One can never recreate the effects of very loose watercolour, which is part of the fascination that I have with this medium. I’m looking forward to some ‘studio time’ after Christmas to see what I can do with acrylics.
There’s a space available in ‘Chilly Landscapes’ workshop this Saturday (tomorrow Nov 9th) @Artycatiles Rochester and three spaces next Saturday morning 10:00am – 12:30pm final one, ‘Polar Bears and Penguins’. phone the shop 01634 843881 or pop down to shop. Here’s the kind of thing you might like to try
Prepping for Chilly Landscapes in my home studio earlier this week and for next Saturday morning @Artycat Francis Iles, Rochester.