Really enjoyed working on this piece and satisfying my love of bright colour. I used charcoal for the initial sketch and worked the image in soft pastels on textured brown paper. Final work is approximately 600 mm sq. Reference photo’s were taken this summer.
There are times when I enter the studio with one focus; to choose the brightest colour paint or pastel and producing something bright and gestural. The energy from using bright colours is almost tangible. I come away feeling alive, my mood lifted and my confidence boosted. I found this link The Benefits of Painting and believe it is worth a read. Although not solely referring to colour it does describe the benefits of creativity.
This small (7″ sq) pastel piece has been painted on primed textured board. You will find it listed for sale on the website, just follow the link.
Beginners workshops in flower drawing with NZ artist Gill Allen.
Saturday September 21st and Saturday September 28th 2019
10.00 am – 2.00 pm. (Beginning with morning tea at 9.45am)
Venue: Levin Venue TBC
Cost: $100 ($50 per day – including some materials)
Spring is here and with it the promise of a burst of natures’ colour. These workshops will give you a firm starting point to grow your love of drawing flowers. Our first day (21st Sept) will begin with pencil and work through to charcoal, with step-by-step tuition you can’t go wrong. Our second day (28th Sept) we will experiment with scale and colour, producing some large colourful work using soft pastel – an opportunity to be bold and vibrant!
Morning tea and some materials supplied. You will need to bring with you: 2B & 4B pencils, A4 drawing (cartridge) paper, scissors, charcoal, kneadable eraser.
To register for this workshop (max 6 attendees) please email me at email@example.com or send a message via my Facebook page – NZ Artist – Gill Allen alternatively message me via my contact page on my website. Very much look forward to hearing from you!