Sunday, November 02, 2014

Birch Tree Workshop

As you can see from the pictures we had a full and busy workshop yesterday at Clee  Hill Village Hall.

16 in all--6 who have been before and 10 newcomers!

Lyndsey rang at the last minute-- 9.45am that morning to see if I could squeeze her in...luckily she only lives a few miles away!

Jack has been a few times before--and chose the lovely warm autumn colours..there were more big canvas done than usual--and as I can no longer get the 40in x 12in canvas as they are not being made any longer-however Ive found a lovely new size 80cm x 30cmin a chunky canvas-its not quite as wide but being chunky gives a bit more scope to add lovely worked very well!

Dave was a first timer-he didn't want a path in his painting-which is fine...nothing is set in stone in any of my workshops! Birchs works in so many different ways -we will always be able to reach the end result you have in mind1

Kirsty bought along her mum Helen and Kay---all first timers-and what great results we had from them!

Helen chose the browns and creams for her painting..

Kay chose the monochrome fr her painting--its always been my favourite combination  of all--

Lizanna was also panting for the first time--and like all the first timers was pretty much convinced she would not be taking home anything worthy of hanging on the wall--how wrong were they?

Judy is another first timer..not that you would believe it to see her painting!

Dawn and friend Sam have been once before to paint Summer Day--

Sam adding some detail to her trees..

Nina was another first timer..lovely colourful autumn shades for her too--she was surprised  at how quickly the painting came together!

Anne and her daughter Claire had quite a long drive from Trowbridge , Wiltshire to join us for the first time  also--but said it was worth the 2 1/2 hour journey and will be back again! It never fails to amaze me just how far some of my students will travel to come and paint with me! Anne chose the 12in x 24in chunky canvas and the lovely soft browns and creams..

Claire got on really quickly with her birches..

Chris wanted to use the autumn shades but with more greens than yellows and reds--it worked lovely--first timer!  Her sisters (?) called by at the end of the workshop to see the results and were all amazed at the results-and all want to come along with her at some point--its always fun when people come in a group!

Sarah is loving her painting workshops and is keen to get started at home,,,2nd time for her.

Jac received her gift from me for attending 6 workshops--instead of the usual artist brooch she chose a pair of artist earrings with a brush on one earring and a palette on the other--you can just see them in the photo!

adding some final touches!

What great results from everyone--a brilliant day--though a very busy one--and we enjoyed a well earned glass or 2 of cava when we got home!

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