Florals – all media
The workshop on the 14th March with Graham Marchant focussed on still life, in both oils and watercolours, including pattern-ed fabric and flowers.
Participants can bring along their own chosen objects for a still life, especially fabric and flowers (artificial are good!) and he will help with composition and tonal arrangement.
The focus will be on composition, tonal arrangement and an emphasis on glazing in order to create luminous shadows and the illusion of folds in fabric.
Graham was a very popular teacher with the University of Western Sydney, being variously Head of Art and Head of Printmaking for over 20 years. He now concentrates on his own artwork but gives workshops from time to time.
(If you choose to bring oils you must have a medium such as Liquin and use as little turps as possible. He will bring mediums and demonstrate how to clean brushes using a minimum of turps).
Graham is a Sydney based artist, having relocated here from England in 1981. He trained to Masters level in the UK and gained a Phd from Newcastle University in 2013. He has received numerous awards and artist residencies over the years and has worked in Paris, Italy, Spain, UK, New York and Vermont as well as undertaking residencies in Australia.
Graham’s principal mediums are oil paint, watercolour, printmaking and drawing, covering a variety of different formats and scale. His oeuvre is based on the close searching observation of the object and the natural world. His subjects include gardens and the meticulous rendering of detailed pattern and the interplay of light between interior and exterior.
The workshop will centre around still life, including patterned fabric and flowers. Participants will make their own table top arrangement from their own chosen objects. The focus will be on composition, tonal arrangement and an emphasis on glazing in order to create luminous shadows and the illusion of folds in fabric.