Thursday, 28 January 2016

Pen and Wash Class with Claire Warner

After a successful Pen and Wash day with our Rock Choir Group, we had another group of artists last week who produced some fantastic sketches and washes.

They started with some practice work, which led into these Apple masterpieces.

After lunch there was a choice of images .....

Talking of lunch, we had a new delicious red rice and carrot salad from Mary Berry to serve alongside our chicken, it was delicious.  Just a few additions from me, such as the peanuts and pomegranate seeds.


A Misty Morning Watercolour
Wednesday 3 February


Saturday, 16 January 2016

Primroses Watercolour

Claire Warner demonstrating how to paint Primroses with watercolours.

We had a sunny class today painting primroses, using the gorgeous creamy naples yellow.

Artists concentrated on their background first wash, their primrose flowers in the foreground and the foliage.  We spoke about painting light to dark and building up the layers of colour.

They all looked very pretty.

We've had a great start to the year with our classes, we have a few spaces left on A Misty Morning which is on Wednesday 3 February, this will be a class focussing on the early morning lights, mists and cobwebs.  Don't miss it!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Rockies Pen and Wash Day

We had a great day with our Wokingham Rock Choir friends.

They started the year getting to grips with Pen and Wash.

Using both watersoluble and permanent pens alongside watercolour paints or just the ink from the pen.

The morning was spent mark making, whether it be dots, cross hatching, scribbling and that's when most of the apple pictures were created.

After lunch there were some landscapes to try.

If you fancy singing this year, there will be a Rock Choir near you, visit the website

and you can sign up for a free taster session.

There's no audition needed and it's great fun!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are fighting fit for the start of 2016.

Here is an up to date list of which classes are available this term with places:

Pen & Wash
with Claire Warner
Friday 22 January
9.30am - approx 3pm

A Misty Morning Watercolour
with Claire Warner
Wednesday 3 February
9.30am - approx 3pm

Springtime Aga Cookery
with Sarah Whitaker
Friday 5 February
9.45am - 1:30pm

Wild Animals Watercolour
with Claire Warner
Tuesday 9 February
9.30am - approx 3pm

We look forward to seeing you soon