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Oil Pastel Study of The Starry Night... Practical session

Good morning,

Happy Monday on the first one of the month.

I hope life is good wherever you are and the sun is shining.

It's been a busy few days here with a trip to Liverpool, Darrell's shed ( mancave nearing completion), re organising and emptying part of my storeroom into his mancave. Yes, that was hard for him but I have ways and means.


I was fortunate enough to go to Liverpool last week for 3 days visiting family, friends and Art Galleries. I took a trip to the Walker Art Gallery which is in the most beautiful building and houses paintings by Lowry, Picasso & Dali.

The Tate sits impressively on the Liverpool waterfront and holds many modern exhibitions.

My favourite trip was to the Museum of Liverpool on the waterfront. It is an amazing feat of engineering, the entrance is overwhelming as are all the exhibitions. 

Darrell's New Mancave

Darrell has been building his new shed which is attached to my studio. If you open the loo window you can see inside although there are a lot of shelves and 'stuff' in the way. I advise you to keep the blinds closed. Part of A.S.K now lives on 2 shelves... large portfolios, paintings, Christmas resources. 

Next, we will be dismantling the 2 old sheds before deciding what slabs we're going to use for the patio. 

Art workshops in March

Saturday 26th March 1 - 4 pm

Prosecco, Chocolate & Watercolour Hare 

( £35.00)

Monday 28th March 10 am - 3 pm

Butterflies in Acrylics & Mixed Media

( £60)

Mothers' Day

Are you finding it difficult to find a gift for the special woman in your life? A.S.K Art & Design can provide personalised gift vouchers for workshops, 1-1 sessions or Watercolour & Cream Tea Experiences.

It's the first Monday of the month means only one thing ... a  practical session!!!!

This month the session is in oils and it is a study of one of my favourite paintings by Vincent Van Gogh... The Starry Night.

There is more on the artist and this particular painting in next week's blog. 


Oil Pastels, cartridge paper, pencil

  • Choose a section of the painting & lightly sketch an outline.
  • Using oil pastels in tones of blues and yellows make strokes/ dashes.
  • Continue making strokes and start to overlap the colours.
  • Continue overlapping so the colours blend.

Experiment by drawing a different section but using completely different colours.

Enjoy the session and let me know how you get on.

Have  a great week,



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