Painting Raging Seas in St Francis Bay – November 2015

Painting with Fabulous artist friends in St Francis Bay.  It was great having two days together to splash and pour and out of the chaos came some wonderful paintings.  Read more here: 

http://www.joytruscott.com/workshops/raging-seas-in-st-francis-bay-november-2015

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Ann seems to always create magical and mystical paintings

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Christine, Cookie, Heather and Gesina

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Ann, Helga, Joy, Cookie, Christine, Berto and Lynn – (Heather not in the image)


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Having a glorious time allowing the water colour magic to happen

Having a glorious time allowing the water colour magic to happen

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Huts & Houses Step by Step

A painting that was just a nothing can turn into a something

A painting that was just a nothing can turn into a something

It is a fun challenge to take a painting that was just a lot of nothing and then add more to it and see what happens ….

Step Two - using corrugated cardboard print some hut walls

Step Two – using corrugated cardboard print some hut walls

Just keep adding some fun stuff

Just keep adding some fun stuff

 

Add colour and be a little bit reckless

Add colour and be a little bit reckless

 

Add some negative shapes here and there

Add some negative shapes here and there

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so then I had to fix it a bit but it got worse ... what's a person to do except carry on making more reckless brush strokes

so then I had to fix it a bit but it got worse … what’s a person to do except carry on making more reckless brush strokes

 

Some lifting to restore what I had destroyed and then a cup of tea

Some lifting to restore what I had destroyed and then a cup of tea

find some people in the shadows and pull out some highlights and negative shapes

find some people in the shadows and pull out some highlights and negative shapes

a bit of cropping to cut out some of the tree disaster and ink pencil work, some lines and loose goose brush work

a bit of cropping to cut out some of the tree disaster and ink pencil work, some lines and loose goose brush work

All in all a fun little painting that could have been discarded at any point but it was fun to push it as far as it could go.  Looking back I see there are some  moments that were good before I over played them – but if we played safe we would never learn.

Go ahead and have a fun time – take an old painting and make some huts and shacks – they don’t need to be perfect works of architecture.

 

One Day in JBay Workshop – August 2014

It was a wonderful day with much splashing and banging to achieve glorious luminous first washes.

Irene Brand adding more lovely details to her beautiful beginning piece

Irene Brand adding more lovely details to her beautiful beginning piece

Our idea was to paint beautiful houses and huts in glowing colour and build the painting from this base.

Sadly we only had one day and we were not able to complete the paintings but the beginning was just thrilling.  I hope to reconnect with these wonderful artist and bring this painting to its completion.

Two beginning paintings with luminous washes

Two beginning paintings with luminous washes

Thank you Fay Keevy for getting the Methodist Church Hall in JBay so that we could have this open and well-lit area for our creating.

Thank you to Christine Chapman for linking in all the St Francis Bay Artists and a Big thank you to all of you for bringing such a delicious spread of numsies for our lunch and tea.

 

Fay Keevy and Jenny Dawson

Fay Keevy and Jenny Dawson

Thank you to Irene Brand for fetching, carrying and helping me to set up and give me a place to sleep in between the art explorations.  I am SO Blessed with Delightful Friends.

 

 

Art Workshop Plettenberg Bay at the Country Crescent Hotel – November 2013

Inspired by a call from Fiona at Destiny Magazine, this workshop grew from the idea of finding a beautiful location in my home town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa.  Featured in Destiny Magazine was the workshop – Experiencing Life Creatively – A Journey to Inner Healing which was also inspired by their call.

Destiny Magazine Advertisement: Link to Destiny Magazine Article:http://www.destinyconnect.com/2013/09/11/soulful-spaces-sat-chit-anand/

November 16th, 2013 was a wonderful day of art at the Country Crescent Hotel in Plettenberg Bay.  we thought we might be able to paint outdoors in the beautiful surroundings but the weather had other ideas.  Luckily we had the use of the small conference room.

Cathy Henderson started her first step into her glorious future in water colours.

Cathy Henderson started her first step into her glorious future in water colours.

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AND this is what Cathy created …. WELL DONE !

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From the blank page to a beautiful work of art.

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Sue

Sue

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Olive

Olive

Lynne

Lynne

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Pat and Megan

Pat and Megan

Marie

Marie

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Sarah

Sarah

Christine

Christine

Rachelle

Rachelle

Cathy

Cathy

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And the art that came out of this group was just amazing.  Many of this wonderful group had not painted before and some had not painted for many years.

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Joy's first step of dem.

Joy’s first step of dem.

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Step by Step Reflections Flow Technique

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Step-by-Step Loose Trees - final - Joy TruscottThis is the painting that inspired two fun workshops and a dem for the Plett Art Society.  See how it began….

It starts out looking reckless and dangerous.

Just pour on the first colour. Then add the second and third colour.

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When this was dry I had to sit with the painting for a long time to see what it wanted to be.

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The first washes or pours were in opaque colours so it was easy to lift out the shapes that were to be trees.

Step by Step Loose Trees 6 - Joy Truscott

Lots of techniques and play and slowly, step-by-step the painting becomes what it always wanted to be.

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More colour in the foreground was needed so the yellows and reds were brought back to play.

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Creating the foreground – still lots of colour – mainly the primary colours and allowing them to find one another on the paper.

Step by Step Loose Trees 21 - Joy Truscott

Lots more fun techniques, lifting, sliding, washing, stippling, stencilling … too much fun.

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I think this is enough … but you never know!

 

Reflections Workshop St Francis Bay – 4th November 2013

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This gallery contains 54 photos.

Monday 4th November was an early start for me and my husband Bobby as we left Plettenberg Bay in the “wee” hours to get to St Francis by 9:00 for a full, fun day of water colour painting with friends. … Continue reading

Plett – Take Your Breath Away Workshop – August 2012

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It was wonderful creating with a talented group of artists.  The four sessions gave us all a stretch and that just makes for better art. Well done to Wendy Pretorius, Gill Dodington, Maureen De Beer, Dawn Pearce, Bob Forbes for … Continue reading

Two Day Water Colour Workshop – St Francis Bay – June 2012

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Happy Days!  Thank you to all the participants and also to Lynne and Chris Hattingh for arranging for the use of the Ski-Boat Club.  This was a superb venue with inspiring views.  Also thank you to Heather Funston for getting … Continue reading

PE Workshop – A day of Landscape Magic – 6 June 2012

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What a wonderful day with the Port Elizabeth artists.  An extremely talented group of women and also a beginner – Jenny who produced a spectacular beginning.  I remember my first little painting and it was filled with dry, terrified brush … Continue reading