Thursday, 12 March 2015

Acrylic Seascapes

Today was fun, busy, noisy and really creative.

We did this class a few years ago and I loved it.  It reminded me of playschool!  White PVA glue, the little plastic glue spreaders, crumpled tissue paper ..... brilliant!

Our artists dropped some vibrant acrylics inks onto the paper, dried it and then added glue and crumpled tissue, the next stage was rolling out the tissue, so that there were no air bubbles.

Here is Claire demonstrating another layer of colour, creating the idea of water and waves.

Today's key message was to remember to stand back and look at your painting now and again, as otherwise you sit on top of it and can lose perspective.

Here is the gallery of the fantastic paintings:

Below is the mixer full of lovely smelly herbs and tasty ingredients that I turned into a salsa verde to accompany our salmon at lunch, it smelt gorgeous.

Pen and Wash Class

A very relaxing class yesterday, drawing, sketching, using pens, water and watercolour washes. 

And this is the secret ingredient from lunch, TINGA, fab with chicken. 

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Painting Holiday in St Ives with Claire Warner

There are spaces available this July to join Claire in stunning St Ives.

Claire will be running a week's painting holiday in this gorgeous Cornish harbour town.

For further details please contact her via her website:

She's chosen a hotel in a great location with views and has some wonderful things planned for the week.  In your free time there are some amazing galleries to visit and of course the Tate on Porthmeor Beach.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Rugged Scotland Watercolour

A beautiful sunny day for our Rugged Scotland Watercolour Class

A great group of artists, many of whom had only been to Treetops once or twice before. 

The background mountains of everyone's paintings looked fantastic and atmospheric

There were reflections in the water and Claire taught everyone how to apply a glaze.

Meanwhile outside the deer were enjoying the sunshine .... and eating my garden!

Next week, I have ONE SPACE available on our Pen and Wash class, which is Wednesday 11 March, and ONE PLACE on Acrylic Seascapes, with inks and tissues, it's a really fun class, this will be on Thursday 12 March.  Please get in touch if you would like to join us.

9.30am - approx 3pm
includes all materials, a 2 course lunch, a glass of wine and refreshments throughout the day.