Painting shapes

Lesson 3 on my Jane Davies is about painting shapes – sounds easy HaHa you need to be focused, organised and ready to explore a myriad of different shapes, sizes and applications. I did 16 of these in 3 days – here are a few of the better ones.

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Pebeo Mixed Media Workshop

Had a fascinating day at the Society for All Artists (SAA) yesterday. An amazing workshop with Pebeo demonstrating their new mixed media range, the effects were just gorgeous and of course I got very messy!!!! Here are some pics from the workshop and examples of what the paints can do.

Study in textures The Grand Tree

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joined in on

Other effects

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Speed Painting

Loving my new Jane Davies online course! Lesson 2 – speed painting. Here are a couple of before and after pics, the ‘before’ laying down paint in 20 seconds and using expressive marks with graphite and the ‘after’ masking areas with opaque paint, veiling with paint and using transparent glazes to let some original marks show through……. I did 12 of these in 1 hour.

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Pebeo Mixed Media experiments

Sorry I’ve not blogged for a while but back on course now experimenting and testing Pebeo’s new mixed media range on behalf of the SAA (Society for All Artists).

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Interesting textures and effects. And brilliant for any mixed media project.

Trying out different substrates I found that the paints worked beautifully on a variety of surfaces such as canvas board, Yupo synthetic paper, watercolour 300gsm (140lb) NOT and Rough surfaces and also the SAA Practice paper which stood up well to a heavy application of paint which I used to rescue an old painting that wasn’t working out and needed more depth: Moonrise

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… and 2 more experiments: Rocky Crag and Mountain where you can get an idea of the texture and beautiful surface effects .

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.and a couple of florals: Poppies on canvas board and Water Lily on Yupo paper.

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