It's an honour to take part in this cycle by capturing as much as I can on paper. The only way I know is to watch the action in front of me until I can identify with it and develop a feeling for the rhythm and flight of it. Something, some beautiful shape will strike me, and I then need to take a kind of mental photo, an instant snapshot in my mind. It's like pulling the image out of the air and putting it on the paper before it fades. I can't look back until it takes form, and then I can move on to another. I don't really 'see' the pictures as I produce them, and they often surprise me afterwards.
I used gouache for these works as I love the fluidity and versatility of the medium. Gouache is similar to watercolour, but has more body to it. It can be used as solid colour or in thin washes. The linear definition is Neopastel, a soluble crayon which again gives me the choice of wet or dry drawings. Where it touches the washes of colour, it dissolves and fuses with the paint, which I feel adds to the sense of movement and action.
The paintings are approximately 50 x 35 cms and are 27 euro each. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any of them
To see the rest of the collection, please click HERE
Class Updates - The regular class at Le Meridien continues every Tuesday in the KuDeTa bar near reception. This is not a structured course, more of a drop in workshop. Last week we did an all-white still life! I demonstrate, help individually and hope to inspire!
Classes are from 10 am til 12.30 pm and cost 20 euro
We are still managing to meet every Friday at Villa Bologna - so far the heat has not really bothered us. There's so much shade and so many cool things to paint! For the last couple of weeks we have been concentrating on 'portraits' of trees, which could inspire us for ever, as there are so many characters in the gardens! We won't be meeting this week, the 17th, as I will be up late the night before painting at the Jazz Festival - sorry folks! Back to normal on the 24th though. Normal-ish, anyway.......
Classes start at 9.30am until 12pm and also cost 20 euro.
Contact me HERE for more info
I love to paint - and draw - and help others to discover their creative side too.....
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