MAR 6 FROM PALETTE KNIFE TO TROWEL! NEW! Learn to manipulate thick paint. 10.30-4.30 £67 [Beginners & Improvers] Acrylics
Palette knife paintings can be captivating as their planes create shapes and lines in 3D. Many of you would like to paint with a palette knife but find it daunting and the results sometimes messy. It just takes a little know-how and practice. Liana often says if you can butter a sandwich you can paint with a palette knife! So we’ll get our juices flowing by looking at some impressive examples of palette knife work. Then we’ll consider why every acrylics or oil painter needs a palette knife and how to choose from the bewildering array of shapes; how we can build up palette knife skills by using them in a simpler way; before a demo considering the strokes that lay down and manipulate thicker paint in the way the subject needs.
Introducing larger tools for fun, may appeal to the adventurous and more abstracted painters ...so get ready to raid the shed for trowel tools and see what’s possible with big swathes of colour!
Sounds complicated? Not really, if you can butter a sandwich! Squelching paint onto a canvas/ board is so seductive and satisfying as you produce something uniquely yours!
Materials suggestions here, allow time to gather!
Come and see our new style, at a glance programme here, We have new courses and are back to fuller days and half days following your feedback. With a ‘meet the tutor’ session to get a feel for Liana’s well-structured, progressive classes [ come and ask any questions]; lots of speciality workshops with fun techniques in differing mediums and a series of ongoing courses to come and learn or improve your watercolour or acrylic painting. Hopefully there’s something for everyone, come and treat yourself to a day of painting in a light airy studio, with good company and always some laughter and surprises!
‘I always leave class with a whole host of new skills, but more than that I have a new energy and belief in myself to carry forward into my art, my life. If you want to get your artistic mojo back, sign up! I can’t thank you enough’. C.D. 2023