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.
Great start to the series of five Saturday mornings, lovely group.
today delivered this painting for final judging for the Jon Bird Open Competition at The Fishslab Gallery, Whitstable. The final judging is 7:00pm on October 19th. The artworks will be up until Monday 21st afternoon and are for sale.
*UPDATE wasn’t placed but a really encouraging evening, great work in many different media and huge crowd there .
In addition to weekday workshops held in my home studio, on 5 Saturdays mornings in October/November (see below for dates and subjects) I will be doing workshops at Artycat @ Francis Iles – 104 High Street Rochester ME1 1JT.
They will be £20 per session with up to 8 attendees and will run from 10am to 12:30pm. If you would like to attend one or more of these sessions please contact the shop to pay (not me) on 01634 843881 or pop down to the store. Payment must be made upfront to secure your place. All materials and refreshments will be provided.
Click on the link below to see REMAINING SPACES and the techniques and pieces from which we will work.