Friday, 31 October 2014
Since I last wrote some great things have happened.I was asked to do a demonstration of flower painting at the RSASA ,I have sold three paintings ,I have been to stay in the Riverland with my brother and his family and spent three wonderful days painting, exploring the area and collecting photos for future reference.We watched a couple of inspiring DVD's on watercolour and mixed media so I have been using oil pastels in a few paintings .Yesterday I unearthed my acrylics and had a fun day at the AASI with my friends attempting acrylics again. Now all I have to do is put them all together in one painting .Looks easy when somebody else does it!!!!
This week promises to be a good week as Jean Haines arrives from England to conduct watercolour workshops using her amazing loose style.Can't wait to see how she does it.Then on Friday I am driving to Pt Fairy with a friend to attend Ev Hayles watercolour workshop. 10 whole days of painting in that wonderful area of Victoria.I am sharing a house with 4 friends and another 2 are coming for the second part of it.Not looking forward to the long drive but Marg is sharing the driving which is good.
I must read up on painting sea,rivers,boats,skies,clouds etc.over the next few days.Ev is an amazing teacher and I know I will learn a lot from her.