Many of you know that Alison has been known to attend the odd live music gig or two and so has plenty of inspiration to draw from when tackling this subject. The workshop will look at basic figure techniques but also capturing the atmosphere of the music and lighting.
Despite Alison’s reputation for painting very loosely and impressionistically, occasionally she enjoys concentrating on the detail of a subject, particularly when it’s one of her favourites - animal portraits. Coloured pencil and pastel will be combined in this workshop to develop all the techniques needed to create stunning animal eye studies.
Alison is very happy to see this subject matter make a return in 2020 as it is one of her favourites. This time the workshop will look at a collection of dandelions down low in the grass and will combine lots of exciting textures to create the painting.
Using Alison’s own photographs as inspiration (or those you may wish to bring yourself) this workshop will concentrate on capturing the atmosphere of the coast with dramatic headlands, crashing waves and stormy skies.
The last workshop of the term will share techniques for those delicious textures that are discovered when the tide goes out. Working from photographs we will experiment with various mediums under watercolour and ink, and create a painting so rusty you can almost feel it.