Karen will cover in this workshop:
- Technique that I use to create my compositions will be explained and a demonstration how to achieve blending, movement and light.
- Use of colour and how to mix using a limited palette
- How to use your imagination and be free using large brush strokes
- How to use a silicone brush to mark make
- How to layer using acrylic satin varnish
- How to create a big sky and movement in the water
- We will use water colour paper to create small works
- Bring any photos of the sea that catches your imagination
- Small bottle of Atelier Satin Varnish (this is very important)
- Brushes of all size, especially your larger brushes
- Silicone brush or old used credit cards (I will have spare silicone brushes)
- Plate to put your paint on
- Hairdryer if you have an old one
- Water Bottle
- Old rags to clean brushes
- Paper Towel
- Charcoal for drawing, oil crayons
- Paints – acrylic – Ultranine blue, Phthalo Green, Toning grey, Prussian Blue, Blue Black (Indigo), Titanium White, Burnt Umber, Antique White, Australian Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, (any red you would like)
- 1 x 60cm x 60cm
- 1 x 30cm x 30cm
- A few sheets A3 size of water colour paper
- Masking tape
About the Tutor:
I enjoy creating semi-abstract seascapes, you can find my work at Art Gallery On Palm Beach, Beachwood (Avalon), Du Moulin and my own home studio.
I’ve been painting for around 18 years, mostly on the Northern Beaches. I did start my art career in NZ then continued once I returned to the Northern Beaches. I also have lived in WA for four years and enjoyed painting the beautiful beaches on the west coast. I have mostly attended private classes to learn how to paint, I painted with a class for nearly 5 years in Avalon. When I paint, it comes from the heart and my memory, I love to be intuitive and paint with large brush strokes and blend my skies and horizons. I love mark making. I just love to paint every day and share my experience.
1. Ku-ring-gai Art Society Members only – log in, then book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $65
2. Non Members only – book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $90.
For any enquiries, feedback or suggestions for future tutors, click here to send Prue Finlay an email.
- Location of all workshops: West Lindfield Community Hall, 40 Moore Avenue, West Lindfield.
- Set up is from 9 o’clock. Workshops start promptly at 9:30am and conclude at 3:30pm.
- Morning and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own lunch, or this can be bought at the local shops.
- Bookings are essential and workshop must be paid for at time of booking. Participants are booked in order of payment. Class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 16.
- There is no refund or credit for a cancellation. If you are unable to attend please check with Prue if there is anyone on the waiting list, or arrange for a friend to attend on your behalf.
- Ku-ring-gai Art Society reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum enrollment is not reached, or there are circumstances beyond their control. When such cases occur, a full refund will be made or a coupon will be issued to use for another workshop.
- If you prefer to work on an easel, please bring your own as we only provide tables and chairs.