We restart Tuesday May 14th and continue working in oils ( or medium of your choice!).
We have three weeks left this term. We will look at some techniques for painting trees and woods. There may be people who want to work on their seascapes the first week back which is OK.
I am going to sort out a short follow on course for June when hopefully we can do some painting and drawing outdoors around the hall. This will mean working in watercolour but if you feel adventurous and have a pochard box….or something similar …the you could take the oils out.
This term classes will be running Tuesday and Thursday mornings 10.30 -1.00.
The first week we will be working out compositions and doing tonal studies from your ‘water’s edge’ reference material. Bring watercolours, paper to include cartridge, pencil/charcoal.
For those that wish I shall be looking at picasa and how it can help in planning pictures.
If you have a laptop with picasa installed and can easily bring it along that would be a help.
Towy valley below Dinefwr castle.
This is another small ( 8 x 8 inch ) watercolour sketch worked from photos taken on a dull winters day last year. It makes a change to get away from painting bright clear snowy days with blue skies. I liked using the limited palette of earth colours and cobalt and/or ultramarine blue.
Late summer on the Towy
Yes, I know I have painted this before but forgive me…its where I live and I love the valley and the river. There are always changes…the light, flowers, wildlife etc. This was painted from photos taken at the end of last summer when the himalayan balsam lined the hedges and the banks of the river. Don’t confuse himalayan balsam with knotweed…balsam is a lovely pink colour and as far as I know not such a problem although it is invasive. Anyway I like it a lot as it flowers right up to the first frost and my bees were foraging on it for weeks on end bringing in stores of nectar and pollen to see them through winter.
Courses for improvers/returners will start the week beginning March 18th. I shall be contacting returners soon and details will be also posted on here.