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!
Storytime was part of the colored pencil magazines challenge for this month and what a task! All that texture and detail took quite a while! I couldn't resist the cute image though especially as i haven't been feeling well recently, it was the perfect tonic!
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!
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.