Step by Step Reflections Flow Technique

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.

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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.

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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

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.

We only just got there in time as we had to travel s l o w l y – because the car had just had a new engine put in it and this day saw its maiden voyage.

As we arrived a room full of lovely artists were unpacked and ready to go with creative explorations.  It was a little daunting walking into a room full of people – lots of hugs and then we began.

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Paulene and Pippa creating magic.

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Christine and Ann – just let it flow.

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Donne’ and Kathy – magic happens when we release our anxiety and need to control the flow.

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PE Artists, Donne’ and Robyn do it in style – this was like a workout x

Keeping our creative muscles fit!

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Marlene created a beautiful painting.

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The Lovely Group of Artist at the St Francis Bay Water Colour Workshop - Reflections
The Lovely Group of Artist at the St Francis Bay Water Colour Workshop – Reflections

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Marlene’s paintings – lovely work x