Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Painting elephants......

This is something I've wanted to do for ages especially after reading Handa's surprise to the girls and seeing the gorgeous illustrations. I still love reading that to the girls so we can look at the amazing watercolour paintings. 

I took inspiration from Hazel Soane painting in coloured layers starting with Yellow Ochre, adding Crimson then finishing with Blue. I was really pleased with him...there's something really joyful about elephants : ) 

If you're local and want to join us painting elephants i'll be in the Visitor Centre at Hornchurch Country Park this Thursday 12.45-14.45 £10.

Plein Air Painting.....

I took full advantage of this unusally warm weather and last Thursday we went out into Hornchurch Country Park to paint the landscape. There's a lovely spot just past the visitor centre, which was luckuily out of the wind, where you find yourself underneath a large sky. It really is beautiful. 

Just like a typical English day it was lovely and sunny and then we got some gorgeous moody clouds move over above us. Luckily the weather held out for us all to finish our paintings. 

If you've never experienced it, painting outside is a great experience especially with a great group of learners.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Art in the Park......

I love teaching art and this has to be my favourite location of all time. 

Walking through the park to get to the centre is incredible relaxing and then to be able to draw and paint overlooking the park is an amazing experience. I like to call it soul food, some call it mindfulness but whatever you call it I'd definitely recommend it as it really is a great experience.......

This Thursday we're heading into the park to paint skies and trees. If you want to join us meet in the cafe at 12.35pm.