. Well although I said I was going to wait till the end of the workshops to reveal what the very talented students had created, I really couldn't wait till the final session as already their canvas landscapes are looking beautiful!!!
The first week we concentrated on laying down torn paper layers.
Using photographs as inspiration.
One inventive lady brought her I-pad and a whole selection of beautiful images, in the end she chose this tree.
Week two we began to add black and white gesso, this is the way I work and I explained my methods but really wanted my students to experiment and have fun with the various mediums using their own style.
Week three, the penultimate week and we are adding acrylic paint over the paper layers.
I use babywipes to apply paint as well as brushes, it stops fiddling with paint. Many people are afraid of paint and tend to get too 'tight' when just given brushes.
I love the mauve hazy tones in the distant hills.
This one is a beautiful sand dune seascape!
The oak tree is slowly growing...
I am having such fun, I am so fortunate to have such a lovely and talented group of students. Next week is the final ' embellishing' class where we add a bit if bling to our pieces so I will post the finished pieces next weekend!