We welcomed Leanne Ellis to the Society demo on 7th May.
Leanne is a demonstrator for both Winsor and Newton and Pebeo and provided a wide range of
materials for the Society members to buy. Leanne uses a maximum of 5 brushes and mixes acrylics on a specially designed palette, keeping her colour choices to a minimum.
Leanne's first canvas demonstration was a boat house on Lake Windermere. After roughly sketching in the outlines, she used cobalt blue for the sky, and a wide synthetic brush, she then added white for clouds in a loose fashion.
She then put in the hills and shadows, emphasising the need for these. Using Hookers Green (Mr Hooker was a famous plant hunter!) and buff titanium she highlighted the hills. Moving on to the lake using Payne's gray.
She showed how to create a realistic wood grain on the boat house with just a few strokes, then added the roof and trees with Hookers Green and burnt sienna. Creating the path and shadows, she used Alizarin crimson and Payne's gray to create the final scene. Then using her fingernails scratched grass.
For the second part of her demonstration Leanne used watercolour paper, which she wet to add light layers of acrylic. Creating a beach scene she showed techniques for creating rocks and people.
She concluded the morning by sharing a few tips on landscape painting with acrylics. She kindly presented the Society with one of her paintings for a future raffle prize.
Tuesday, 9 April 2019
Cheryl has a great love of animals and her work is finely observed. For her demonstration on 2 April she chose to paint a racoon. Using a fine velour pastel card which was black, she outline the image using white, blue and a little black.
for a special insight into her lovely work!
Posted by LAS Communications at 09:45
Thursday, 7 February 2019
We were pleased to welcome Richard Crabtree to demonstrate working with line and wash. Richard holds regular classes and workshops in watercolour, oils and pastels, at Avoncroft Arts Centre, Bromsgrove. You can find more details on his website http://www.richardcrabtree-artist.co.uk
Richard began by demonstrating a range of marks possible with pens, markers and modified lollipop sticks. A cable fault prevented us from using our projector so we were glad that Richard could adapt to this and use bolder marks for much of his demonstration.
Richard produced three pictures: a squirrel, a railways scene and a rose. Images showing the stages for all three demonstration pieces follow.
Wednesday, 9 January 2019
|Walking the Dog - one of Paul's digital images|
on his website