I am running a four week drawing course starting on the 30th of April in Jesmond on a Tuesday afternoon. This course aims to help both beginners and those with a little experience of drawing push their drawing skills forward through a deeper understanding of the techniques, value and uses of cross hatching. So why not work on your drawing for a few weeks. It can only increase your skills and dexterity as an artist.
Here is a selection of the work produced by my talented learners at Higham Hall, just before Christmas. I was delighted with their progress and ability to adapt to methods that were quite new to them for painting seas, beaches and mountains.
I am running a similar course in summer 2019 at Higham Hall. Look at their website for further details.
Two new courses are on offer where Jason shows you how to paint in the style of Monet and Sargent. Here are some examples of students work created on the Van Gogh course I ran before Christmas. Perhaps these will inspire you to pick up a brush and try your hand at painting in the style of Monet or Sargent with Jasons help and guidance.
We are in the process of organising a sketching holiday to Sicily – Ragusa + Modica, in 2019.
One of the UNESCO listed Baroque towns of south – eastern Sicily, Ragusa is also the principal filming location for the Sicilian detective drama ”Inspector Montalbano’, a TV series that has done wonders for publicising the beauty of this area.
If you would like to learn more about the holiday then contact Antonella Rea on www.antonellarea.co.uk
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….a course in the art of colour mixing and colour use.
Subject – The course is designed to help you improve your colour mixing. It will also provide you with a grounding in colour theory to help you make informed choices when you plan and paint your pictures.Read More …
The Blagdon Gallery sold one of my quirky tree paintings. Delighted.
It was great to meet some old friends as well as new buyers at the Hearth Art Centre yesterday. It’s always a pleasure to show people my art and get such positive feedback about my work. Thanks to everyone who attended and made it a memorable day.
Sailing on the Balmoral from North Shields to Norway was an unforgettable experience. I took huge numbers of photographs both with my phone and an SLR. I hope they serve me well as reference material for my art and classes in the coming months. Here are a couple I took with my phone last Friday as we sailed across the North Sea.
I was painting at Bolam Lake yesterday with my students. There are still places left on the painting/ sketching days next week. Why not make good use of this long running warm weather and take the plunge to paint out of doors. It’s a wonderful way to spend a day!
My first session teaching painting out doors at St Mary’s Island. The weather was fantastic with Blue sky for much of the day and warm conditions. Here is my painting created alongside my learners. Why not book one of my art days.
A wonderful day out was had by all at Jesmond Dene House Hotel yesterday. Fifteen artists signed up for an afternoon of watercolour painting followed by afternoon tea in the garden. This event was arranged by the Laing Art gallery to complement the ‘Enchanted Gardens’ exhibition presently on show in the gallery.