Classes filling up fast

There are only a few spaces lift on Jason’s art course starting next week at Newcastle arts centre:

Shapes in the sand – how to make your beach paintings look more professional

Watercolour by Jason Skill – private collection

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New video section started this week in Studio

‘Making art’ follows Jason creating artwork, reflecting on progress as he wrestles with the challenges of making watercolours that are meaningful as well as new and fresh.

Classes are starting in September!

Two five week courses are beginning at the start of September in Newcastle Arts Centre. Student numbers are limited – so book your place today to avoid disappointment.

There are 8 places available on both of the following courses:

Composition – some key secrets

The composition course is now fully booked

This five week course is designed to provide you with new insights into how artists designed their paintings in the past and how this knowledge can greatly improve your compositional skills

Shapes in the sand – how to make your beach paintings look more professional

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This course explores the methods Jason has developed to render sometimes complex patterns in the sand with a limited number of marks. You will also examine the direction of movement and perspective structure that underpins the picture. In other words – he will expain how and why the marks and methods he uses work within beach scene painting.

Did you miss your chance to paint at Cambois?

Jason has added a second date at Cambois on the 1st of September. full details can be viewed here

At the first session Jason concentrated on painting shapes in the sand to capture the look of the sand pools. This session will look at tuning your skills at painting the sky directly from nature and drawing and painting figures and dogs.

What are studio members seeing this week?

New content is loaded every week to the library of videos on studio

This weeks new videos are:

Sargent – Italian Urn version 3

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This is the final part of the Italian urn series. In this painting Jason uses methods very similar to Sargent, combining watercolour and gouache to grade the paint from opaque to transparent when he feels the image will benefit from this approach.

This video can be found in the old masters section in the Sargent area

Lakeland Landscape 2

Jason talks about painting in a Sargent style when working outdoors

This video can be found in the talking art section – my art

Why not become a members and delve into this growing treasure trove of educational videos?

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Teaching outdoors

It was great to be outdoors teaching again today at Cambois. Some new outdoor painting days and courses will be posted up soon so look out for the email notifications.

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Paint with Jason outdoors this Thursday

Paint or sketch at Cambios beach Blyth – Thursday the 20th of August

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Three new tree videos in a brand new painting project loaded this week to studio

Jason takes you through how to pick and choose which elements you might use from within this photograph to create a strong watercolour painting of this tree.

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2 new videos that will blow your mind!

Jason’s A4 composition template is a game changing design tool. Simple to use and incredibly effective at helping you create competent well crafted picture compositions.  In the two videos loaded this week to Studio he shows you how he created the template and then goes on show you the many new compositional drawings he has made using it. His enthusiasm for this method of constructing pictures is infectious and will quickly make you see the amazing potencial of this tool!

If you are a member of Studio you get to download the templete for free and can begin making professional looking compositions today.  

This painting was designed using the A4 composition template

The new videos can be found in the composition section of drawing. They are called A4 template and A4 examples.

New content is added every week to Studio

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New videos on Studio

This week we have added two new John Singer Sargent painting videos which show you how to paint a finished watercolour similar to the image below.

Content is added weekly

Jason will be performing live for SAA on their website on the 28th of this Month [ tomorrow] streaming a demonstration from his studio to their headquarters at 11:00 GTM. This can only be seen by SAA members.

SAA Live demonstration

The link below will take you to SAA’s website providing you with all the details you need prior to the live demonstration, including the materials list, reference photo, a line drawing to copy and an example of the style of painting I will creating on the day.

Please note that only members of SAA will be able to watch the demonstration live.

New videos on Studio and SAA live demonstration

This week we have added three new sky painting videos which show you how to paint a finished watercolour from this photograph.

There are now 20 Clouds Lesson in Studio to explore.

Content is added weekly

The society for all artists SAA have now added Jason to the list of artists they promote through video. Jason will be performing live for SAA on their website on the 28th of this Month streaming a demonstration from his studio to their headquarters at 11:00.

New Studio videos and Facebook live

This week we have added the 20th Tree Lesson in Studio which looks at the use of a cut stencil. I am loving the process of building a truly comprehensive library of videos. With new videos added every week to Studio it won’t take long before other sections of Studio are reaching these kinds on numbers.

I also share my personal journey this week, talking about creating this watercolour in a video in the talking art section.

You can now watch both parts of my recent facebook live broadcast, in which I painted a watercolour from the photograph, seen below, on my professional facebook page:

Jason Skill – Painting with Skill

Follow the link below to find them:

https://www.facebook.com/paintingwithskill/

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Facebook live

Facebook live tomorrow at 12:00 on my facebook buisiness page:

Jason Skill – Painting with Skill

The first broadcast has been watched by over 600 hundred people since Friday lunch time!

You can watch it now on my business face book page listed above. It looked at ways to think through the construction of a beach scene and then lay down the first layer of watercolour.

Tomorrow I will be demonstrating how to finish off the painting while continuing to incorporate subtle indicators of the construction methods talked about in the first episode.

I look forward to responding to your comments and questions.

Jason

Facebook live

Facebook live tomorrow at 12:00 on my facebook buisiness page:

Jason Skill – Painting with skill

I will be looking at this photograph and talking you through how I would plan and then paint it as a watercolour.

This will be my first facebook live broadcast…..

I look forward to responding to your comments and questions.

New educational videos on studio

We are now adding new content to studio every week. This week we have added a new Tree Lesson and a Talking Art video looking at painting cherry blossom in watercolour. The artwork can be seen below:

Studio is a great way to focus the mind, to take your work to the next level and share the artistic journey with others.

If you have already subscribed to Studio why not tell your friends about it and get others more motivated to make art.

You can now subscibe to Studio for just 3 months to see if it’s right for you. Subscription costs around the same as a cup of coffee a week.

Visit studio today at www.studio.jasonskill.com

Weekly updates

We are now adding new content to studio weekly. This week we have added a new tree video, a new Sargent video and a new talking art video about this painting.

As the months roll on in lockdown, some people find it increasingly difficult to get motivated or become enthusiastic about hobbies they were passionate about in the past. Studio may help those people regain their art mojo . It’s a great way to focus the mind, to take your work to the next level and share the artistic journey with others who have subscribed to Studio. So why not tell your friends about Studio, if you have already subscribed, and get others more motivated to make art.

You can now subscibe to Studio for just 3 months to see if its right for you. So why not sign up now and re-ignite your passion for painting and drawing.

Visit studio today at www.studio.jasonskill.com

New Sargent course on Studio!

The brand new Masters section offers something very special to subscribers to studio. Jason explains the working methods of Sargent and Turner, in easily understandable lessons, so that you can begin to emulate their styles.

Jason has spent years working with the Museums service providing demonstrations and courses on the methods of the old masters. Working directly from orriginals, unpicking the processes that were employed by various painters, Jason has become something of an expert in this area of watercolour.

Prior to the lockdown, Jason had begun to teach specific courses on the methods of artists. These courses have helped shape the online lessons on Studio. The advantage of Studio is the level of depth that can be offered. Over time the Masters sections will cover much more than you would have learnt in a ten week course of two hours.

8 sections of studio are now active. All for the cost of a cup of coffee a week.