Saturday, 30 November 2013

Workshop review by Julie Lightburn

Long time member and Committee stalwart Julie Lightburn has sent us news of some recent workshops she attended and photos of the finished work

Over to Julie ....  

“I recently enjoyed two workshops.  One was a late 2012 Christmas Present – a Pastels workshop with Cath Inglis at Bishop Wilton.  Cath's workshops fill up extremely quickly and I was too late booking to get in earlier in the year.   The other was an early 2013 Christmas Present – an acrylic workshop with Robert Dutton at Follifoot.  If you're very quick you just might catch a place on his last workshop this year on Saturday 7th Dec
Both paintings include water and rocks, but the contrast couldn’t be greater.  The Woodland Glade being a very soft subtle painting and the Seascape being a strong dramatic painting.

The finished piece

The work in progress

post-workshop critique 

Workshops are a fantastic opportunity to try out new styles and techniques with different materials. Most workshops start with a demonstration followed by personal instruction whilst you work on your individual painting.  There are often further short demos during the day and then a look at what everyone has done at the end of the day with lots of useful suggestions on how to progress further.” 
Thanks to Julie for sharing these and it's particularly good to see the work in progress stages of the seascape.  Are any members interested in seeing longer articles showing stage by stage construction of an artwork ?  If so, drop a mail to this blog.

If this has given you the taste for one of Cath's extremely popular workshops, check out her own site for more details and don't forget our own workshop with her in February 2014 see here for details and application form.


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