Free and loose landscapes, seascapes and skies with a limited palette
What to bring;
Acrylic paints– decent quality
Brushes, various sizes, at least one wide one
Impasto and any other mediums you may have
Thick water colour paper or canvas or both
We may work on two works at a time so canvas no bigger than 60 X 40 cm
You can bring a canvas that has been worked on previously, if you are happy to paint over it.
Your own inspiration and an open mind.
Karen Bloomfield Workshop:
Charcoal & ink: Creating Textures
4th & 18th of April
Over the 2 sessions learn Karen’s charcoal & ink technique for lively, quirky & enigmatic animal subjects including glossy eyes & soft fur.
- 1 piece of arches or equivalent 300+gsm
- watercolour paper, 2b pencil (or softer).
- Charcoal (willow, compressed (Soft or medium only), soft or medium charcoal pencil).
- Tape, ruler, fixative, various soft paintbrushes for dry ‘painting’ with charcoal, rag brush (for applying ink medium),
- hard eraser.
- 3-4 small water containers, coloured inks (if you have any),
- water bottle, 1 backing board.
For more of Karen’s work please visit her website at: https://karenbloomfieldart.com/
TEXTURE, COLLAGE AND ACRYLICS — THE ANYTHING GOES WORKSHOP
Hi friends….our workshop next Wednesday at Gosford Regional Gallery will be about using texture, form and colour to create an artwork. The aim will be to loosen up, splash out and just create without worrying about failure, making a mess, or not being anatomically correct! Last week we had lots of fun with acrylic pouring techniques, and next week we’ll be adding an extra dimension to our artwork by including any kind of texture, using anything you’d like to bring to use in your piece.
Here’s a list of basics to bring:
A couple of canvasses or gesso’ed wood panels to paint on; some brushes; acrylic paints, or inks; a palette and water jar. Tissues; LOTS OF GLUE; ; some plaster bandage; moulding paste, scissors, plastic wrap, a sponge, spray bottle. PLEASE WEAR DAGGY OLD PAINTING CLOTHES J
List of suggestions for collage:
Magazines, newspaper, handmade paper, tissue paper, serviettes, foil, text, found objects, leaves, seedpods, twigs or ferns, sand, pebbles, eggshells, stencils, stamps, gold or silver leaf +sizing glue, gesso, white or black…..or anything else you like to include in a collage.
* The above painting….”Bunny’s Garden” was a commission, using plaster filler, eggshells and embedded grasses and seeds.
Looking forward to getting creatively messy with you,
Acrylic Pouring and Texture Workshop with Christine Raj
About Workshops in general:
Start at 9.30-12.30pm 1st & 3rd Wed. each month in Studio
2, Gosford Arts Centre. Cost: $25.00 per week includes
guest tutor and morning tea. Visitors are welcome.
Hi everybody – it’s time to dive into beautiful textured backgrounds again, using everything and anything at your disposal. I use everything from a potato masher for mark making, to bits of string, leaves and bark, fabric, plaster bandage and gyprock mixture. And I love to see my groups experiencing the joy of experimenting and playing around with different materials and textures….the results of these experiments can be translated into beautiful artworks.
So start getting your little treasure trove together, including texture paste, glue, tissue paper, pictures to rip up, seed pods, leaves, sticks & straw etc. You will also need some medium to seal your textured surface, and your normal acrylic paints, brushes and palette knife…..and of course, a couple of canvasses, or gessoed boards.
For acrylic pouring technique, you will need some plastic cups & sticks for stirring, a water container, and if desired, some “Poly Easy Flow” or “Floetrol”, which is an acrylic paint additive which you can buy at Bunnings. It extends your acrylic paint without diluting the pigment, as water does. It also produces beautiful “cells” in your poured acrylic. Include either a sheet of plastic or newspaper to catch drips. I’m looking forward to seeing you all again, and sharing the joy of textured painting with you.
Christine is a local artist living on the Central Coast. Born in Wagga Wagga on the Riverina, she also lived for many years in the Blue Mountains and on the Gold Coast of Queensland, absorbing the beauty of our Country’s different landscapes and climates. The rich, visceral colourful nature of our landscapes, flora and fauna have had an effect on her artwork, whether textural acrylics, or ink and multimedia, on a myriad of different surfaces.
(No workshops/meetings December & January)
About Workshops in general:
Start at 9.30-12.30pm 1st & 3rd Wed. each month in Studio 2, Gosford Arts Centre. Cost: $25.00 per week includes guest tutor and morning tea. Visitors are welcome.
Our next workshop is
7th & 21st of February Landscapes in Watercolour with Marlene Palagyi
We will discover how to paint mood and atmosphere in Watercolour Landscapes.
I will supply some source pictures but bring your own if you wish.
I will be using:
- Arches 300gsm w/c paper (1/4 sheets )
- W/C paints (ultra blue, cobalt blue, alizarin crimson, cad red, raw sienna, cad yellow, burnt sienna and white gouache).
- Bring whatever paints and paper you have.
- Backing board, Masking tape, Spray bottle, W/C brushes (small, medium and large).
- And bring your sense of adventure.