Saturday, 29 November 2014

Acrylics with Palette Knives

Acrylics returned to our timetable on Wednesday.

A day full of experimenting, colour and texture.

Claire started off demonstrating a Flower Market, showing some clever techniques and styles using various types of palette knives.

As usual there was a great array of inspiration from photographs and paintings. 

After lunch (I must mention the delicious Rachel Allen's Toffee Apple Crumble & Vanilla Ice Cream!) the artists had time for another masterpiece, this time onto a canvas.

We will be putting together our Spring Art dates soon, we are currently taking bookings for:

Beginners Watercolour - Wednesday 21 January

Watercolour Flowers - Thursday 26 February

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Another Hidden Corners Watercolour Class!

We had to run another Hidden Corners and Secret Places class, as it proved a very popular subject choice. 

Firstly we sketched out the drawing and then used masking fluid to keep certain parts white.

The paintings were really colourful.

Below is everyone enjoying a relaxing lunch before returning to finish off their paintings.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Hidden Corners & Secret Places Watercolour Class

Today's Watercolour class was a very gentle one, Hidden Corners and Secret Places, the sort of images that you take a quick photo of with your camera when you're out and about or on holiday, a corner of a garden, a view through a wall or a window, a beautiful view through the trees.....

Today was also an opportunity for Claire to show us and let us use her new paints, that she has had made to her specification, they've got great names and a secret ingredient!

We'll let you know more in a future blog post, but they will make perfect Christmas prezzies!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Autumn Berries - Watercolour

We really enjoyed working with these colours today.

We ran another Autumn class this week, lots of new faces and a Birthday girl, it was a great group.

The morning was spent with the drawing and masking of the berries.

When the masking fluid had set, we did a vibrant background wash.  Once this had dried we rubbed the masking fluid off. 

After lunch we mixed the colours for our berries.  A hush of concentration came over the group as we then painted in the berries, shaping them with reflections and darker shades.

They look great!