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
Just keep adding some fun stuff
Add colour and be a little bit reckless
Add some negative shapes here and there
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
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
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.
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?
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.