More fantastic acrylic landscapes painted today. I think some participants genuinely surprised themselves with the quality of work produced. I love teaching this tinted ground technique because it really cuts into the anxiety some people feel when approaching a blank canvas.
More workshops at Coleman’s coming up and advertised on my workshops and courses page.
In this ten week term we have covered biro, pencil, charcoal, soft pastels and watercolour. We’ve also looked at Still Life as a theme; drawing in proportion, negative space, texture and tone.
What an incredible collection of work. Diverse materials and subject matter. Put together at the last moment for full impact. I’m so incredibly proud of what has been achieved in 10 weeks. It’s tricky as a tutor to create schemes of work that will engage, stretch or maintain skills and all learners.
I appreciate all the wonderful feedback I’ve received for this project and really look foreword to seeing some of these positive, open people again. Thank you and keep painting 🎨
Today I lead a one day workshop with the emphasis on experimenting with texture. This was in acrylics and using brushes and palette knives. The subject matter was flowers but the techniques are relatable to other objects or subject matter, the key being to follow the curvature of what’s being painted, observing the light sources and colour matching. I think the results here are impressive. I try to encourage exploration rather than the pursuit of a finished piece especially when it’s the first time a persons used a tool or material. It can take many hours of practice in a non pressured environment to begin to understand how to use media and tools, and that is very much an individual journey.
I am an artist and illustrator, primarily using acrylic on canvas. For the last 20 years I have taught art and creative drawing and painting techniques to children and adults. To contact me, please click here. Please visit the gallery page for images and explanations of courses and images of my own work.