Fay Keevy Painting Poppies

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This magnificent painting created by my Artist Friend, Fay Keevy, was a delight of controlled water, color and flow coming together in uncontrolled creativity. The painting in progress – can you work out the order of the paintings !   … 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

Painting Out and About – Fijnbos, Eastern Cape – 2011

A few artists enjoying the surrounding of Fijnbos once again.

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Watercolour Workshop Port Elizabeth 6 June, 2012

Lovely Landscapes

East Cape Watercolour Association will be hosting a workshop in Port Elizabeth ARTEC – EPSAC on the 6th June 2012.

Visit their site at EpsacCommuntyArtCentre@southafricanartists.com

This is going to be a full day of wonderful watercolour adventures designed to allow for the unique flow of creativity from novices to the more experienced artists.

The cost per person is R130 and participants to please bring their own lunch and snacks to keep their energy levels up.  Chocolate is always a good idea.  Hmmmm! and drinking water.

The workshop will begin at 9:30′ish and will be a mix of demonstration time – learning some fun techniques – and work time.  Please bring your art supplies and view the recommendations for colours to please bring along as this will help us with the first exercise.

What are we doing together?

Lovely Landscapes

If you have a scene that is calling you to paint, please bring a picture and we will work on it in the later part of the day.

Here are some photos from our farm beyond Rustenberg which our family owned some years back.  This beautiful place is my Nature Home.

The Joy of Art Sings in my Soul

What to bring?

  • Watercolour art materials – Look at the suggested basic materials here http://joytruscott.co.za/category/supplies/
  • Several sheets of watercolour paper from A4 to A3 size
  • An old towel
  • Sprayer for water
  • Paper Towel
  • An apron or old shirt – we are going to be messy
  • Plastic wrap

Exploring some colour combinations

If you would like to play with these colours and learn an effect that can be created with them then please bring the basics which are:

Aureolin yellow

Raw Sienna or Gamboge

Purple Lake

Ultramarine Violet

Sap Green 

This is the effect one can achieve with these colours

Single Rose – still to be completed

Lynda’s Cane Chair Step-by-Step

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I was inspired to paint this lovely chair of my sister – Lynda.  The light of the afternoon falling across the criss-cross patterns and illuminating the one side of the chair. This is how it unfolded. Watching a painting grow … Continue reading

Two Day Workshop McGregor 21 – 22 March 2012

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The Two Day Water Colour Workshop was wonderful A long and beautiful drive from Plettenberg Bay to McGregor Jo’s Studio was our venue – an artist’s delight! Jo’s Studio – McGregor Thank you Jo for making your studio space available to … Continue reading