Getting a likeness is one of the hardest things to achieve but by turning the exercise on its head we seriously had some amazing results!
We hope that we will see some more positive painting next year!
As spring brightened up the day we turned to some high key abstracts and used reference photos from the local woods as inspiration! Techniques learnt here were using texture, mark making (using every part of the paint brush), using colour to emphasise and bring forward or set back, and just seeing how much fun we could have! Well done ladies! Here are a few from the session...
PPP will be running pastel workshops in their 2019 programme of events - you can find out more HERE
We may not have won a prize but it was worth it for the exercise and the company! And chatting to the general public that are always interested to see what you are up to when painting outdoors!
Karen will be demonstrating the one colour Lino print technique in her PPP workshops in Spring - Book early to avoid disappointment as these workshops are limited to 5 maximum to ensure that everyone gets the attention they need to complete a simple image in the 3 hours allowed. All materials are provided and beginners are welcome!
Let's not forget Inktober too! This year Alison set about painting every day with her Drawing Inks and mixed media to create 31 paintings which she sold to raise money for Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary, after visiting for a workshop with Lesley Humphrey earlier in the year. She managed to raise a fantastic £300 which will go towards winter feeds!
Thank you for following our journey and we look forward to seeing you next year!
Happy Christmas to you all and wishing you a happy and healthy 2019!
Alison, Karen and Jenny
We are three artists and more importantly friends that share a love of art, wine and cake! Gathering for weekly art making sessions over the last 10 years, and even when one of us moved counties, we are bound together through a common thread whose tapestry of life, laughter and art come together in our first exhibition!