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.
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.
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.
AND this is what Cathy created …. WELL DONE !
From the blank page to a beautiful work of art.
Pat and Megan
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.
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 →
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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.
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