‘Arty Learners’ Christmas Cards 2018

A little late, but as promised, here are the Painted Christmas Cards received from my learners, for Christmas 2018.  Some traditional and some not, they are not in any order, and you need to view them all.

Some were printed by a local print company’s, from the actual paintings and some were originals made into cards.

As always, I was pleased to receive each and every one.

Congratulations to each learner that they belong too, well done.

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Happy New Year to you All

To One and All, Have a very Happy and Healthy 2019 from Art with Yvette.

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Merry Christmas to you All

Wishing you All, a Very Happy Christmas, thank you for following my blog and to all that attend my Classes and Workshops, have a lovely Christmas.  I have received a smashing amount of cards, that have been printed from paintings completed by my learners, Thank You.  I will let you see them in my next ‘Art with Yvette’ Blog Post.

Merry Christmas

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For Sale – Wooden Folding Print Rack

Ideal for displaying Mounted Pictures or Prints.
This oiled Beechwood rack stands on the floor and holds work on their side. The wide opening at the top of the rack allows people to flick through the pieces.
Dimensions: 56 x 36 x 78cm

As New, in Excellent Condition, ‘selling’ due to lack of space in my Art Room.

Retails at approx. £43  Selling for £30

Click Here to ‘Contact me’ or post a comment or message me.

 

‘Frosty Snowdrops’ with Salt.

Learners are having fun this ‘term’, using ‘Salt’ to create Texture in their Paintings, one learner could not resist scattering it around some Snowdrops, and here is the result.

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When adding Salt to Watercolour, it is important to practice it first, watch how the salt works differently, on the varying stages of wet paint.

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The wetter the paint the larger the effects are.

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Mid sheen wetness, gives smaller speckles.

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A touch over salted – not much room to flow.

You can either use Fine Table Salt or Rock Salt, table salt generally gives, smaller speckles, where as rock salt will create much larger effects.  You could always use a salt grinder, with rock salt to give varying degrees of speckles.  Whichever you use, Don’t Rush the drying process with forced heat, as it will stop the salt working too quickly.  Let it dry naturally and you will be amazed at how it changes during the drying process.

‘Frosty Snowdrops’ with Salt.

Learners are having fun this ‘term’, using ‘Salt’ to create Texture in their Paintings, one learner could not resist scattering it around some Snowdrops, and here is the result.

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When adding Salt to Watercolour, it is important to practice it first, watch how the salt works differently, on the varying stages of wet paint.

20181102_121703

The wetter the paint the larger the effects are.

20181102_121703

Mid sheen wetness, gives smaller speckles.

20181102_121703

A touch over salted – not much room to flow.

You can either use Fine Table Salt or Rock Salt, table salt generally gives, smaller speckles, where as rock salt will create much larger effects.  You could always use a salt grinder, with rock salt to give varying degrees of speckles.  Whichever you use, Don’t Rush the drying process with forced heat, as it will stop the salt working too quickly.  Let it dry naturally and you will be amazed at how it changes during the drying process.

A ‘Jam Packed’ Acrylic Techniques Workshop – 12th Nov 2018

I was invited this afternoon, to tutor a group of artists, that meet at St Martins Church Hall in Looe,   Some of the group, had not used Acrylics before and were keen to learn some Basic Techniques.   In the space of 2½ hours, we covered techniques such as Impasto, Wet in Wet, Dry Brush, Scumbling, Splattering and Glazing, as well as creating texture with a Sponge, Scrunched up Kitchen Roll, Palette Knives and Pieces of Card.  All these techniques were used to create sections of a picture.  I explained how you can add different additives to Gesso to provide texture to the surface before painting on.

Below are a few snippets of some of the techniques demonstrated, plus a picture of the group of ladies that attended the workshop.

I believe that they all enjoyed their afternoon and went away with new found skills.

 

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