Tuesday 14th March - Big Skies and Dark Oceans Although I rarely paint either of the above, it's something I often admire when looking at art. I love a big broody sky. So for fun I thought it would be good to all have a go at painting one. Please bring your own images, if you wish to work from one, or you may just prefer to use as a reference and make up your own landscape. I put acrylic in the title but anything goes, I'm going to use acrylic along with by fingers! (in gloves may I add) I find blending acrylic paint by hand very pleasing. If you are able to think big and work bigger that A4 i think the impact would be more dramatic. I love the work of Tori Tipton and I've screenshot some of her work below, the top three images are hers. Her website LINK
Tuesday 21st March Tony Burke - Paint along Watercolour Workshop
As last year we will paint alongside Tony to re-create the following painting by Edward Hopper. Tony has made a suggested list of what to bring below.
Please note, if you are a new member or don't have all the equipment specified below, don't feel you need to purchase for this workshop. We do have some resources in the cupboard you can use. If you enjoy the session you can always buy later and have another go.
SUGGESTED WATERCOLOURIST’S BASIC KIT PAINT (5ml artists quality Winsor & Newton or Daler Rowney). These are £6 each but will last a long time. Cotman are half the price (but you will use twice as much) ● Raw sienna (straw colour) ● Burnt sienna (red brown) ● Warm sepia (v dark brown) ● Winsor yellow ● French ultramarine (blue) ● Hookers green light ● Scarlet lake ● Payne’s grey ● White gouache PAPER ● Decent watercolour paper, Bockingford, Daler Rowney or similar. Rough or CP (not) 140lb loose sheet or pad BRUSHES ● No 4 Prolene ● No8 Prolene ● 40mm goat hair Chinese PALETTE ● Multi pan with mixing wells. Not lightweight BOARD (go to the woodyard for this) ● 18” x 12” 6mm ply. Add a couple of blocks (or books) to angle the board EXTRAS ● Masking tape ● 2B pencil ● Soft eraser ● Kitchen roll ● Water container ● Ruler Email me with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 2nd & 9th May Intro To Oil and Cold Wax Painting Workshop by Jo £3 pp additional fee for non members (might be a small fee for members too TBC) This short workshop will give you a chance to have a go at cold wax and oil painting. Jo will bring oil paper / boards already covered with a layer of cold wax and oil for you to work on so that you can see how it looks and feels, and what is it like to layer on top. Jo will spend a very short time demonstrating how to use cold wax so that you can use most of the time to work on a simple painting using your own reference photo. Jo will bring with her: Oil paper, oil paints, cold wax medium, baby oil, disposable palettes, selection of squeegees and scrapers, OMS thinner. You will need to bring with you: wooden board and masking tape for your support; synthetic brushes with a stiff, smooth hair; a palette knife if you have one; paper towels; a clean, empty jam jar; a simple reference photo ie landscape, a plastic sheet to cover the table.
New Date to be confirmed. Using Teabag Paper In Your Artwork Unlike ordinary artist tissue paper, teabag paper has a wet strength which means it can easily be painted on without falling apart, which means it can be painted/ printed on before using in a painting. It is very thin and cut edges can be feathered for collaging if you don’t want a hard edge. It can be crumpled for effects or ironed smooth. During this workshop you will have the chance to have a go with this product and think about how you might want to experiment further with it. You might want to just work loosely on an abstract piece or your might want to think about how you can use painted teabag paper to collage in a landscape for eg, os you might just want to experiment with the teabag paper itself! Jo will bring each person a 1M length of teabag paper, and lots of ideas including Asemic writing! You will need to bring: plastic cover for your table, colour (acrylic, inks, watercolour), brushes, water, palettes etc, things you might want to stamp with from potato printing to lino stamps, pencils / pens, a hairdryer might be useful. You could also bring a heavy sheet of paper prepared with some gesso and acrylic colour on it to look at layering up your pieces of teabag if we have time, PVA glue or gloss/ matt gel medium, paper towels.