I invited Nicky back today to finish her painting , and left the still life set up over night so she could carry on. I’m so pleased I did as I think her painting is fantastic for someone who has never painted before. It would have been such a shame not to have finished it. I did a bit more to mine, but am not that pleased with it (I don’t think we ever are with our own) I di love the colours in both pictures though and think they would look perfect in my kitchen 😉
I have been asked by a few of my friends to
teach encourage them to paint. So we they have decided that every Wednesday is painting day. Which is great because it means I get my paints out and join in. Very important as I have 2 exhibitions booked The Somerset Arts Week at The Art House in Glastonbury and an exhibition in November at Divine Wines in Wincanton, so I seriously need to be more disciplined about painting every week.
I wasn’t sure what the ladies would like to do so got out a variety of art materials to play with.
We ended up talking quite a lot, about different artists and how to use colour. Acrylics were chosen to work with. None of the ladies had used them before so the idea was not to try and paint a picture as such but just have a go with the paints and see how they mix, what happens when use different brushes etc. Picking out colours from the view but not trying to paint exactly what is there seemed to work well.
I did a tiny acrylic sketch trying to capture some of the colours and not just paint green.
We were really lucky that the sun came out, there was no colour yesterday just grey.
Next Wednesday we will be using water soluble oils and I will be setting up a still life with lots of colours and textures.
Now its time to get back to my day job and finish stitching brooch backs on to all these flowers.