It was my pleasure to run a creative mixed media workshop with the members of Studley Green Art Group last Thursday. The Studley Green Art Group has been running for a number of years now, firstly under the tuition of Sue Fawthrop who relocated to Dorset September 2010, and now by the members with visiting tutors three/four times a half term. The group (limited to 20) comprises a number of enthusiastic amateur artists – some who have regularly participate in Bucks Open Studios – and meet once a week – Thursday mornings from 09h30 – 12h30 during school term time – at the Studley Green community hall – opposite the Studley Green Garden Store (HP14 3UB) (Junction 5 of M40). Members paint mostly in acrylics and watercolours, and also mixed media ie collage. We had a fantastic lively and productive session creating various still life pieces experimenting with tonal, warm/cool colours and new ways of working without brushes. Here are some examples of the fun we had with more images coming in a later post.
Award-winning film director Gillies MacKinnon with his oil painting “Nineteen Elements”, pictured at the Islington Art Society’s autumn exhibition, in the Hornsey library’s Original and Promenade Galleries in Crouch End on Sunday.
Just can’t stop painting florals at the moment, I’ve definitely got the BUG!! Here are 2 more mixed media collages that I finished this week, Amaryllis and Cherry Blossom. Both are created without using a brush – a very liberating experience.
Will post images of the different stages they went through on my next blog.
It’s that time of year again that sees The ISA Autumn Exhibition opened this year by Sandy Nairne, CBE, Director of the National Portrait Gallery. The Exhibition runs until 22nd November at the Original Gallery, Hornsey Library, Crouch End, N8 9JA and entry is free.
There was a terrific turn out at the Private View where I managed to sell 2 of my works!
Here are some pics of the event:
…….. and another with friends
and one I took of Amanda with her lovely camera….
Creating Sunflowers without a brush:
How I created Red Lillies without using a brush:
I have a studio full of brushes, but sometimes I just want to try using other things – these 2 paintings/collages were created by using other implements such as fingers, sponges, baby wipes, kitchen towel, stamps and stencils and the odd twig or two. Great fun and really releases your creativity – I challenge you to try.
I’ll create a new post showing the stages of how these were produced.