Marijke Greenway conducted a one day Oils and Acrylic workshop painting the MacDonnell Ranges on the 9th July 2016
- ALONG THE MACDONNELL RANGES, A WORKSHOP IN ACRYLICS OR OILS with MARIJKE GREENWAY
- The subject of the workshop is The MacDonnell Ranges, which roll like a caterpillar east and west out of Alice Springs, seemingly with no end, they just go on and on.
- As I work ‘en plein air’ most of the time, I work very quickly, in an impressionistic manner, and by doing the demo in my usual way, I think you will learn how to SIMPLIFY when working from a photograph.
- I will work step by step so that it is easy to follow.
- I will bring a selection of photographs for everyone to use, so bring two canvasses if you can.
- Please bring artist quality Acrylic or Oils. Don’t bring cheap $2.00 paints.
- The colours I use most often are as follows:ACRYLICSTitanium whiteRed GoldArylamide yellowBrown Madder AlizarinPaynes GreyGreen BlackPacific BlueYellow Ochre
The above are all Atelier colours. However, Matisse is fine as well, Red Gold is Australian Sienna with them.
Yellow, Cad or Indian or what you have
Red, what you have
A stretched canvas 50 x 60 cm or bigger, can be square or rectangle, if it is a cheap one, please gesso the day before to give more tooth or a used canvas gessoed over. Bring two if you are not sure or work very fast. I will bring stay-wet palettes for everyone to use.
Then all the usual stuff, water bucket, paper towels, brushes, palette of reasonable size. Aprons.
Acrylic brushes should have spring in them, flat synthetics are best, also a rigger brush and a flat No.2 to draw with.
For the oil artists, please keep the turps mostly closed, until clean up time. I use a mix of linseed oil and Turpenoid in a small container. I use Kerosene at the end of the day to wash my brushes. Once it has been used with oils the smell is hardly noticeable and Kero is kind to the brushes. Bring enough paper towels to wipe your brushes whilst painting instead of continual rinsing in turps.
In both mediums I draw up the composition in diluted paint, not charcoal or pencil.
I work upright in both mediums, so if you have an easel, table or standing, then bring it along.
I will bring a few paintings in both mediums of similar subject matter.
MARIJKE GREENWAY – ARTIST’S PROFILE – APRIL 2016
Marijke Greenway is an artist with three nationalities that have made up her life experiences – born in Holland, then emigrating with her parents to South Africa and eventually choosing to live in Australia with husband and 3 children during 1988.
Her early art studies took place in South Africa, but it was in Australia that she became most prolific in her output and variety of subject matter and became equally at home with oils, watercolours and acrylics.
Marijke has accumulated an impressive list of awards and commendations for her work and she has been widely exhibited, both in group and solo exhibitions as well as internationally during 2008 with a solo exhibition of her Greek watercolours on the island of Leros. This exhibition “Greece Unbuttoned” was first exhibited in the Foyer of the Gosford Regional Gallery July 2007.
She has been published with major contributions to art magazines and is a member of several art societies, including the Royal Art Society, The Society of Marine Artists and locally, the Central Coast Art Society. She is a popular watercolour teacher and has tutored regularly for 20 years. The Australian Artist magazine published an article on her TRAIN FRAME exhibition during August 2011 and again during January 2012 an article on her SUNBURNT COUNTRY exhibition.
During 2012 she was one of 10 women artists who together were ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE for the Sydney Heritage Fleet, which culminated in an exhibition during 2013 and for which she was awarded the President’s Medal.
“EN PLEIN AIR” painting is what she does best – ninety five per cent of her work is painted on site. Her trademark is a colourful brush and a strong sense of design – her personal heaven is to have a brush in hand, bushland in front and the song of magpies overhead.
During April 2008 Marijke held a solo exhibition FOR LOVE OF TREES in the Palm House, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. This location has now become an annual event, the theme for 2011 was SUNBURNT COUNTRY, which showcased the paintings done en-route during a three month outback journey. Her next exhibition at the Palm House, THE PAINTED OUTBACK, was shown in 2012 and featured her new studio outback paintings based on this trip followed by her 2013 exhibition ‘country of my longing’. Her 2014 exhibition there was POOLS OF DELIGHT and 2015 was COLOURS OF AUSTRALIA. For April 2016, AUSTRALIAN JOURNEY, she will showcase new paintings from her 2015 outback painting trip to the Red Centre during which she completed 27 works, all rolled up together and stretched later at home.
With fellow artist friend, Pim Sarti, she organised the 1st SHOWOFFS exhibition for Pearl Beach during October 2004, and this event now takes place every second year and will be on again during the October long weekend this year, 2016.
During 2011 Marijke had a solo exhibition TRAIN FRAME-MULLET CREEK in the Foyer Gallery at Gosford Regional Gallery, showcasing the beautiful train journey along Mullet Creek and this showed her work with encaustic (hot wax) art.
MARIJKE OPENS HER OWN STUDIO/GALLERY AT HER HOME MOST SUNDAYS FROM 11 TO 5 P.M. AND SHE HAS HER OWN WEBSITE – www.marijkegreenway.com
Phone 0418 655 817
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website.
Any inquiries please contact either Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413 or Thomi Graham on 0408 891 702