Do you fancy joining me for my next Pinot and Picasso evening at Craft and Crumpet later on in the year? If you do this is the image we are going to be painting! The stunning Northern Lights in the snow. I painted this today and this original canvas will be making its way to Craft and Crumpet for you all to see. You can either work as a couple, painting across two canvases or singly as i have done here. It will make the perfect picture to hang and show off to family and friends over the festive period, or why not give it as a special hand made present to someone you love.
Last night's Pino & Picasso workshop at Craft and Crumpet was a huge success and really enjoyable. A great group of people, wonderful food supplied by the lovely Shirley at Craft and Crumpet, candlelight, wine and of course painting, what more could you ask for! Everyone produced fantastic artwork! Some painting the whole scene on their own whilst couples worked as a team painting their canvases to join together. My husband came along with me to paint the other half of my canvas, it was great fun! The next Pinot and Picasso evening is planned for October and will be a winter theme! More news to on that to follow!
There's more exciting news for you all! My products are now stocked in 4 different galleries in the North West of England! The most recent additions being Krafters Korner in Padiham and now Craft and Crumpet in Lancashire! You can find my prints and greeting cards in both shops but not only that i am now doing more workshops, this time at Craft and Crumpet! I am running my Introduction to acrylic painting as well as a brand new (and very exciting) workshop, Pinot and Picasso. This workshop will be run on a night and has a twist in that not only will we be painting but we will also be drinking wine and eating cheese! All you have to turn up with is a bottle of wine and the rest will be provided! Sound like fun? Check out my workshop page for dates and details on how to book!
Today was the first of my Drawing and Shading workshops at The Cloud 9 Gallery in Bacup, UK. I started off by demonstrating the different shading techniques and ways in which you can hold a pencil in order to achieve different effects, then i went on to show a couple of different way of going about sketching the outline of an image before starting our main piece. We used the grid system in order to draw our image and then used the techniques we had learned earlier to start shading. As it is a time consuming media we didn't have time to finish our drawings but the work that was done was outstanding and everyone was keen to carry on their drawings at home! I can't wait to see the finished pieces!
Todays acrylic workshop at the Cloud 9 Gallery produced some amazing pantings! This time we were painting one of Alex Taylor's photographs taken at Whitby and Alex also joined in and created his first ever painting, which looks fab!
In Previous classes we hadn't painted a really dramatic sky or water and this photograph worked well with the contrast of textures from a highly textured bright fiery sky to a smooth, tranquil, cool sea. It ended up being quite challenging and all of our paintings changed dramatically over the course the afternoon! The results are outstanding! Well done Alex and Beverley!
This is "Fiery Sky", Acrylic on A4 Canvas.
I am delighted to say that i am introducing two brand new workshops to 2015! Following on from the popular Introduction to acrylic painting workshops, i am now running an advanced painting workshop for those who would like to develop their skills further with new techniques and more challenging subjects to paint! I am also offering drawing and shading workshops for those who would like to learn how to draw or would like to develop their own drawing style. We will be drawing and shading with graphite and coloured pencils and creating a lovely drawing to take home.
To join in with the fun take a look at my workshop page to see how to book!
Todays acrylic workshop at the Cloud 9 Gallery produced some amazing work! It was quite a challenging scene to paint especially in the 3 hours, but everyone did so well and came out with their own unique styles! Well done, Beverley, Jennifer and Natalie!
Thank you to my fab brother Philip Heyworth for giving us permission to use his beautiful photograph!
This is "The Water Garden", Acrylic on A4 Canvas.
Diary of an artist
Here you will be able to keep track of my pieces of art as they develop step by step and witness the challenges i face.