Our first workshop for 2018 was with Ted Blackall, who brought the “3rdi Deminar”to the Ku-ring-gai Art Society.
We will go at it together and get it for sure….Everything will change and we will never look back.”
The Third Eye Story
“.. It is 1979, I am in my early career as an exhibiting painter, illustrator and graphic designer. I am doing…good work and steadily improving my art when author Betty Edwards’ book “Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain” bursts on to the world stage.
I read [devour] it, I do the exercises, I get it totally instantly and everything in my professional life is utterly changed.
It is as if I found a of magical pair of spectacles. Overnight I am seeing my painting and drawing subjects with total clarity of form and rendering their likeness with other world accuracy [ modest lol!].
For the last seven years I have run regular 3rdi Painting Classes Saturday and Monday in my home studio at Newport Beach and I calculate that to this point, 2018 I have ‘initiated’ up to three hundred painters in 3rdi Painting. “
In this workshop, Ted will share with us the theory and practicalities of ‘Painting in the Third Eye’.
This will unlock the door to the revolutionary art techniques unique to the 3rdi painter.
- Be brought to see that what one’s eyes see is at best an inkling of reality.
- Develop true vision and clear visual perception.
- Learn to paint with the body and feel a painting on the canvas.
- Discover the secrets to successful picture composition.
- Learn to make every brush stroke count, and to have a ‘finished’ painting at every stage.
- Realise the visual power that lies within acuate appreciation of tonal values together with colour relationships and their physiological influences.
This workshop is ideal for oils or acrylic painting.
It is great for beginners and experienced artists alike. I’m sure that you will come away with some new skills, and a new way of looking at your world and capturing it on canvas.
See the website for graduate’s testimonials, methodology and the 3rdi Painters portfolio.
- Paint – (Matisse colour names used)Carbon BlackPrimary Blue
Cadmium Red Medium
Wide Flat 25mm
Wide Flat 50mm
Roymac A-1300b Bristle #10, #8, #6, and #4
Neef Bright 907-6, 956-6
Golden Synthetic Varnish /Wash Brush
Canvas – Stretched canvas – 50x40cm
Ted Blackall, Painter
Training began: RMIT Painting School
Mentors: William Frater, Harold Freedman, Murray Griffin.
Post graduate studies with: Fred Bates, William Grunstein, Joshua Smith, New York Artists League.
Tutor at: Julian Ashton School, Sturt University Summer School, 3rdi School of Painting.
Exhibiting: Royal Arts Society, Holdsworth Gallery, Bridge Street Gallery, Baronia Galleries, Raglan Galleries, Lasting Impressions, Golden Wing Lounge, Newport Artworks, The Private Gallery. Wentworth Galleries, Gallery V. Manly Galleries ‘KCWTC’ exhibition. Humane Society International, Fattahi Stamford CT, Zorya Greenwich CT, Mosman Art Prize inclusion three times, once commended.
Commissions and Collections: International Olympic Committee, Moet Chandon, Kaiser Stuhl, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Westpac Bank, Victorian College of Pharmacy, Bond Corporation, Kumagai Australia, Manafest Capital, Northern Territory Tourist Commission.
Prizes: Norman’s Victorian Arts Society Prize 1969, First Prize Sydney Royal Easter Show 1995, Liverpool City Council Prize 1998, Highly Commended North Sydney Art Prize 1999, Very Highly Commended, Drummoyne City Arts Society 1998, Singleton Art Prize Highly Commended 2002, Warringah Art Prize Highly Commended 2014
I am an Abstract Impressionist.
As a primary school kid I was always drawing. In secondary school my art teacher was great Australian artist Ian Bow. ‘Bowie’ was definitely my first important influence in aesthetics, art for art’s sake and [post] impressionism. The skill he developed in my painting and together with this knowledge of art’s power, won me a place at RMIT University. Art School.
RMIT-So many wonderful teachers -many great and famous names. Giant among even them was great Australian Impressionist William [Jock] Frater who set my brush style and access to aerial perspective which I will die with.
I graduated in Painting and Illustration and proceeded to establish and endure as an elite Illustrator, Award Winning, Exhibiting Painter/Graphic designer/art and film director.
Now some decades later having drawn and painted the 10,000 things, I find the commercial modes of my creative life have stepped aside and deferred to the Fine art exhibiting Impressionist painting stream. And really it’s about time.
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website. http://ourkas.com.au/news/workshops/
Any inquiries please contact Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413