August 28th/ 29th Beauties of Nature Workshop

Good Morning,

I hope your bank holiday weekend was relaxing, fun-filled, and everything you hoped for.

The studio/gallery had the first-ever weekend workshop.

My blog this week is a little about the weekend workshop.

  • It started with a coffee/ tea and an introduction to what lay ahead on Saturday.
  • Various techniques were covered using acrylic paint, collage, and transfers.
  • The colour palette was limited to yellow ochre, ultramarine, burnt umber, crimson red & black.
  • We made studies of butterflies, birds & plants.
  • The dining table was set for a delicious lunch of roast chicken, quiche & a selection of 4 salads; all washed down with a few glasses of white or red wine.
  • In the afternoon we put into practice everything that was covered that morning.
  • A canvas was prepped for the following day. 
  • Workspaces were left as they were individually designated for the weekend.
  • The day ended with homemade scones, clotted cream, strawberry jam & prosecco sat around the dining table chatting.
  • Murphy was overjoyed by all the fuss and extra treats.
  • Sunday started with coffee/tea and everyone went straight into working on the prepared canvases.
  • There were studies of butterflies, dragonflies, and falcons.
  • Colours were beautifully mixed and applied over-prepared canvases.
  • After a lunch of jacket potatoes with a choice of fillings & a selection of salads washed down with white & red wine; we continued with our paintings in acrylic and mixed media.
  • The photos capture the weekend really well.
  • There will be another weekend workshop in the spring... can't wait. 





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