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.

 

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.

Art Workshop Country Crescent Hotel Nov 2013 - Cathy's First Painting - Joy Truscott (1)

AND this is what Cathy created …. WELL DONE !

Art Workshop Country Crescent Hotel Nov 2013 - Cathy Henderson - Joy Truscott

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.

Art Workshop Country Crescent Hotel Nov 2013 - Cathy's First Painting - Joy Truscott (1)

Art Morning with Plettenberg Bay Artists at the Methodist Church – April 2013

We had a great morning, pouring, and tilting our boards to create the gorgeous granulated washes.

Plett – Take Your Breath Away Workshop – August 2012

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This gallery contains 32 photos.

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

THERAPY WORK – Counselling and Energy Alignment

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This gallery contains 32 photos.

Energy Alignment Therapy Energy Therapy balances the person’s life system; the practitioner assists the client to self-heal.  Energy Therapy compliments traditional approaches to health and healing.  It is not a substitute for them.  Referrals to physicians and other licensed health … Continue reading

Water Colour Art Dem in Plettenberg Bay, November 17th, 2011

Aside

Thank you to the participants of the workshop dem at Joy Robin’s home in Plettenberg Bay.  It was a lovely morning sharing some creative happiness with fellow artists in the garden of this beautiful home, surrounded by flowers and birds.

Thank you Joy Robin for hosting this and for the wonderful tea.  Also thank you to Loren for taking the pictures, sorry the one of you did not come out.

May we all paint with a little more reckless abandon and delight in the serendipity of “what happens by accident”.  Dance, sing and paint, and maybe even buy some tap shoes x

A water colour demonstration will be held in Plettenberg Bay, November 17, 2011, hosted by the Plettenberg Art Group.  Joy will be demonstrating how to paint flowers and buildings. Take a look at some of the art work created in this line.

Sketching "Pate Fois and Gras" our names for the geese in the gardens of Delheim

 

When we record a home, it is more than just representing the walls and lines, dimensions and colour.  It is more about speaking about the feelings that we sense in that image – capturing the passion of life that surrounds the place.

Please contact Cynthia Ecker  at  camspost@telkomsa.net  for more information.