Friday, 20 November 2015

Our first Oils class at Treetops! Huge Success!

After all our years of painting Watercolour, Acrylics, Pen and Wash we decided to hold a Watermixable Oils class (or rather I gave in after Claire convinced me she would clear up any horrible mess!)

It was really popular and sold out very quickly, all but one person had tried Oils before, so everyone was slightly nervous at what lay ahead. 

Whilst everyone enjoyed their morning coffee, Claire spoke about the oils, brushes and how to apply them, she demonstrated at the easel, blending and mixing the colours to create a gorgeous effect. 

There was a huge array of images to choose from, all atmospheric and misty.  We worked on a thin canvas board fixed to some great desk top easels.

Some stood, some sat, but always remembered Claire's words ... "stand back from your work to look at it every now and then".

We broke for lunch, all that concentration makes you hungry!

Citrus Baked Chicken with Pomegranate Rice
followed by Ginger Spiced Cake and Toffee Sauce

Everyone managed to embark on a second painting in the afternoon, after the morning experimentation of getting used to the oils, the artists produced much quicker paintings.

Below is a gallery of our work, some will still be drying .....!

Claire was delighted with everyone's first time at Oils, they were brilliant works of art.  The feedback was that it was an easy medium to apply, and many preferred it to Acrylics.

We will be holding another Watermixable Oils class in the Spring, keep your eye on the dates page (at the top of this blog) for when the dates are published.

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