New courses for the autumn term are underway now and once again I am inspired by the talent that people bring to the classes.
This term the focus is colour and what better than a palette of Autumn colours.
Inspired by a visit to Batsford Arboretum one group has been working on ideas from their visit using photographs and images to develop their work. Creating some studies based on that.
They have then been looking at the work of artists to create some Autumnal landscapes in a contemporary style.
Everyone has been exploring the potential of Acrylic inks for expressing the vibrant shades of Autumn and using textural techniques.
As always we are having a great time!
The two pieces below were created using a surface texture on the canvas which includes tissue paper and hessian. Acrylic inks were then used to develop colour and detail.
Posted 2 months ago by Rita
So far it has been a great summer, with the weather giving us blue skies and long hot days.
I am taking a break from regular classes and workshops until the Autumn, with just a few exceptions.
However, I am always looking for inspiration and ideas both for my own work and to inspire my students.
I have made a few site visits and am coming up with a plan for some of my more experienced students which will hopefully push their creativity even further. I can’t wait to see the outcomes. More news on that soon.
I have an exhibition of my work coming up from 1st September to 5th November at The Arts Centre in Evesham. This is a lovely space and I have exhibited there before. More details soon.
I have been doing a bit of painting too, inspired by the time of year and also some new ideas I am working on.
New Mixed Media Course
Posted 8 months ago by Rita
It’s the start of a newly creative year in the studio and the first course commenced last week. The focus of this five-week session is creating interesting textural effects mainly using papers, inks and a few other things such as pastels.
We are creating texture using paste to raise surfaces, rollers to apply paint and students are being encouraged to experiment in any way they want to produce effects in their paintings.