Sunday, 30 October 2016

Painting Boats, Yachts and Harbours - October 2016

Original pastel painting by Mandy 2016
The theme for the latest four week course at Bembridge Village Hall was boats, yachts and harbours.  This was a subject close to many of the artists hearts.  It was an open medium course and the artists used pastels, acrylics, watercolours or traditional oils.  There was a usual mix of beginners and the more experienced artists. 

All of the paintings are very successful and many of them are finished although there are some that are still unfinished, but as you can see from the photographs even the unfinished works are very accomplished at capturing the mood and atmosphere of the subject.

Original oil painting by Lolly 2016
Watercolour study by Julie 2016
Original watercolour painting by Julie 2016
Unfinished oil painting by Diana 2016
Original painting by Maria 2016
Original oil painting (water mixable) by Meryel 2016
Original oil painting by Simonne 2016
Original acrylic painting by Janice 2016
Original pastel painting by Vicki 2016
Detail of unfinished painting by Linda 2016
Original oil painting by Simonne 2016
Many thanks to all the artists for attending the course and sharing their work on my blog.  Everyone achieved their own goals during the course and learned a lot throughout the four weeks including the lovely Sue and Cathy whose work is not shown here. 

If you would like to book a place on one of my courses or have one-to-one classes please use the blog contact form.

Happy Painting!

Lee xxx

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Clouds and Upcoming Workshops in November 2016

Cloud study in charcoal by Janice 2016
The following photographs are work produced from a two and a half hour drawing workshop with Seaview Art Group.  Many thanks to the fantastic learners that attended! It was a busy morning with everyone working hard and building on their drawing skills.

Firstly, we looked at drawing trees. We focused on tree structure and shape, then looked at adding tone (light to medium and medium to dark textural tones).  The next hour was spent very successfully on drawing clouds where the students used a range of pencils, graphite sticks and charcoal. The results are below:

Cloud study by Helen 2016

Cloud study by Cathy 2016
Cloud study by Jenny 2016
Cloud study by Alen 2016
Cloud study by Vicki 2016
Cloud study by John 2016
Cloud study by Maria 2016
Cloud study by Tisha 2016
All the students enjoyed the workshop and felt they had gained new skills.  Following the success of this workshop I have decided to do two more in November.  The details are as follows:

Drawing Skills
1 Day (3 hours), 12.30 - 3.30pm, Friday 18th November, All Saints' Church, Ryde, £25.
Learn to depict form, gain better control of contrast and master 1 & 2 point perspective.
Please feel free to bring along drawing you may need help with improving.

Reality to Abstraction (open medium - Oils, Acrylics, Gouache and Watercolour)
1 Day (5 hours), 10.00 - 3.00pm, Thursday 24th November, Bembridge Village Hall, £40.
Ideal for anyone wishing to free up their work and become less precious, try a different approach, begin to see in a different way.  Gain a better understanding of abstract art - get the creative mind racing. Taking inspiration from reality learn how to compose and create unique abstract art pieces.

If you would like to book a place on these courses please use the contact form below. 

Happy Painting!