I wanted to share something with you. In the summer I volunteered with an over-50s group called the Gwanwyn Club run by Age Cymru. The club provides art sessions for those who are over 50 and gives them a chance to experience a wide variety of different art mediums; from acrylic still life painting (my… Continue reading A busy summer part 2.
Well it’s been a while since I last posted anything. I’ve been a bit busy!! The summer turned out to be a lot busier than I had anticipated! It began, of course, with my Book Illustration module re-sit. I hoped to do the course justice but, sadly, it was not to be. But I did… Continue reading A busy summer, part 1.
In the second semester I have continued with my still life paintings. Each subject is a vessel of some sort. The focus was on depicting the material the object was made from accurately. The compositions were simple to allow the focus to be on the objects and their relationship with each other and their surroundings.… Continue reading My latest work.
I met David Grosvenor when he tutored an art session at Tywyn Art Group. He was trying to teach us how to do wet on wet watercolours. He has infinite patience that’s all I can say! He works primarily in watercolours but also works in oils. I adore his watercolours of flowers. They have so… Continue reading Artists I admire. Part 3.
I promised you a video on how to mix your own greys, sadly my camera has decided it no longer wants to record video and so I am having to resort to still images! Hopefully my descriptions and images will be enough, but feel free to ask me any questions if they are not! So… Continue reading Mixing greys in acrylic
Remember in a previous post I mentioned a workshop where we had to mix our own greys? Well this is the result of said workshop. We had to do this with a pallet knife, which is fine when you’re just blocking in rectangular shapes but not so easy when you are trying to paint objects… Continue reading Workshop 2
Every week, on my painting module, we have a two hour workshop. Sometimes it is a practical session where our tutor attempts to teach us something! These sessions are not about producing a finished painting, which is a good thing because I never managed to complete anything in the two hours! This particular workshop was… Continue reading Workshop 1