This week has seen a lot of art being made:) Tuesday daytime – I was teaching my Art Spirit Painter’s Group how to paint a tall ship Tuesday evening I was doing a watercolour horse demonstration to Sully Art Group Friday afternoon was spent with my growing Tonteg Art Spirit Painter’s group where we painted a Moroccan doorway and on Saturday morning I gave a one … Continue reading This Week’s Art
On Thursday I had the company of 3 lovely ladies from Pentyrch Art Society. Barbara, Charmian and Carol came over to me for an animal magic watercolour workshop. We had a fun and full day getting to grips with mastering layering washes and me trying to stop Carol sneakily using her tube of white gouache in her work! With Christmas coming up they had requested … Continue reading Animal Magic Art Blossoms Painting Day
For those who want to get to grips with the wonderful medium of watercolour I am pleased to announce my Autumn Painting Days Programme for 2013. A range of subjects is available and suitable for all levels. Even if you don’t draw you can still come and revel in painting as drawing outlines can be provided for you. Take a look at my programme (double … Continue reading Art Blossoms Painting Days in Pontypridd – Autumn Programme Out Now
This week I held another Art Blossoms Painting Day (I refuse to use the word “workshop” as it conjures up images of people doing difficult and unpleasant activities and anyway art isn’t work!) Two sisters – Mary and Pam came over from Tonyrefail and Efail Isaf respectively to build on their watercolour skills. They had requested activities on flowers and animals and some general watercolour … Continue reading What you can do with some watercolour and paper!
What a fun morning we ladies had down at the Woodlands pavilion yesterday. Situated in Pencoed just outside Bridgend in South Wales the low level building is surrounded by lush mature shrubs and trees and wide open green spaces making it a gorgeous location to come for a morning of watercolour. Below are some photos of artists in action! The day was boiling hot but … Continue reading An Art Blossoms Morning with Pencoed’s Kestral Art Group
This Thursday I had two ladies – Christine and Barbara – come to my home studio for a watercolour painting day. They are members of Pentyrch Art Society and I have also know Christine from when we were both painting at Arnold Lowrey’s watercolour classes years and years ago. There was much chat about types of paint, brands of paper and models of palettes and … Continue reading Art Blossom Day
For those who are mesmerised by colour, paintings, paints and paper and would love to have a day being totally immersed in watercolour I would like to announce my new Art Blossoms Painting Days. I will be running regular watercolour tuition days from May through to the end of August in my home here in Pontypridd, South Wales. Full and half-days available now – £45 … Continue reading Art Blossoms Painting Days in Pontypridd – new for Spring/Summer 2013
For this simple yet dramatic demo I used hot pressed paper 9olbs by Arches of France but any hot pressed paper or medium (not) paper will do. I used a No 3 and a No 8 round watercolour brush and the main colours are New Gamboge (yellow), Scarlet Lake, Cadmium Red, French Ultramarine and Burnt Sienna. I did not stretch the paper first as I … Continue reading Art Demo – Ladybird in Watercolour