The workshop on 19th May was organised and led by Louise. She explained the technique of bleach painting and brought in some excellent examples of her work. We wore aprons and protective gloves. Everyone found the process fascinating and some of the results are amazing.
Drawing peacock feathers
The workshop was led by Janet, who brought along some peacock feather drawings, information on how to paint one as well as many lovely examples she had painted herself. This inspired members to produce some amazing pictures.
Staying in touch
We have not able to meet up for our art sessions for many weeks now. However, the wonderful weather will have tempted some members to do outdoor sketching or even painting in the garden.
The Facebook users among us will now be familiar with the ‘Keep in touch’ challenges which Lynda Thomas is posting every Friday to help give everyone a little inspiration. Where possible we have been following the original syllabus for the months.We plan to keep this project going until we are able to meet up and enjoy painting together again.
This last week Lynne Hickin prepared a worksheet and some interesting and different ideas on the theme of ‘Paint the Ancestors’ which is available for members.
A couple of weeks ago we had ‘Shiny Things’ listed on our syllabus and just to give some ideas you can set up a couple of ‘Still Life’ compositions in your kitchen, maybe even some silver items polished for the occasion; or you could use shiny pottery, spoons or any thing that reflects. Some members will have a go at the challenges and will display their work on our Facebook page.