We are in the process of organising a sketching holiday to Sicily – Ragusa + Modica, at the beginning of April 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.
Length of the course – 5 weeks
Starts 10th of January 2019
Refreshments – tea and coffee is included.
Level – would suit a relative beginner to painting or someone who has been painting for some time who is looking for colour guidence.
Time – Thusday from 10:00 until 12:30
2.5 hours per lesson
Paint medium – this course can be undertaken using watercolours or acrylics
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.
Don’t forget, there are workshops and painting / sketching days out you could enjoy over the summer months, before the main courses start in September.
Look at the courses and art days pages to learn more….
A few snaps of the painters section I was in at Patchings Art Fair. These were taken in a few quiet minutes by myself and Paul Maylor, pictured in the last image, before the show started.
A stand holder was told that there was around 3500 visitors on the first day. Lots of art club members on bus trips who were keen to gain inspiration and some useful tips on painting. Some had travelled up from as far as London to see the art and craft, meet the celebrity artists who write art books and appear on Youtube or TV and learn about the latest developments in art materials from specialist manufacturers.
I had a great time and would be keen to return next year.
Why not explore some of the beauty spots of the Northumberland Coast with Jason painting or sketching. The new outdoor painting days are now live on the’ art days’ pages.
This wonderful weather is ideal for painting out of doors. Why not go out sketching or painting with Jason in the next couple of months ? His summer art days are now live on the website, so you can book a day learning how to render some of the North Easts Beauty spots and take home work you are proud of by the end of the day.
Sold this artwork a few days ago. It was a watercolour I painted many years ago. It had featured in an article in ‘Artists’ magazine. The article was called ‘Grandma’s woods,’ because the watercolours were inspired by my time playing in a wood near my grandmas house when I was a child. The woods were beautiful, but just a little spooky.