It was Irises today at the studio workshop and we had a good time, fuelled by Andrew’s superb lunch( and a glass of wine). I’m uploading the paintings and the all important photo that people will need to finish off their work. Also my version of the three exercises we completed. Well done all!
Off to Cutthorpe Art Group near Chesterfield tomorrow. We’re going to have a look at this version of the Devon door, the photo of which has such a lovely shadow over it. It’s quite a straightforward subject and you can make it as loose or as detailed as you like. But the main area of interest is how the light is falling from the top left and delineating the stonework in the wall. I always like cast shadows and there is a lovely effect over the door and house wall and also bottom right where the nasturtiums are casting shadow over the wall.
Two good things today. I have decided to run some residential workshops in 2011. Dates to be confirmed. It’ll be great being able to take more painters on a course than at my studio and so good to be away from it all and free to paint to our hearts’ content. Can’t wait! Details will be available at the Patchings Festival (June 10-13) this year.
“Forget the techniques for a while, they should come naturally if not instinctively, and concentrate on the message. Your urge to communicate must be more dominant then the method used to get there.” Wise words from Nancy Tichborne, a New Zealand artist whose work I love.