‘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.


Happy New Year to you All

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


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

Holly - Copy


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

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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.


A Successful day of ‘Animal Portraits’ in Soft Pastel Workshop

On a Blustery November Day after the storm, at Blisland Village Hall, an eager group of learners, set out to paint either their own Pet Portrait or a different one as supplied.

Here are the results, along with my demo picture at the bottom.  Some are still work in progress, and needing some finishing touches, but I think you will agree that they have  ‘All’ Done Very Well.






Animal Portraits in Soft Pastel – Workshop

In this Workshop, Capture the Character and a Sparkle in the Eye, of Mans Best Friend, or perhaps the Family Puss?
Master the skills to paint a wet nose and fur/hair of an animal, in this Exciting One Day Workshop.
Bring your own images to work from, or use the ones supplied (close up). Enjoy a day painting your favourite animal portrait, using Soft Pastels and Pastel Pencils.  Create the individuality of the animal, with this beautiful medium.  Using your own photos you will work through the stages involved, from initial drawing to the finished painting.


You will be guided throughout the day, on how best to apply, blend, soften, and create texture with this superb medium.

Learn about the different Pastels, Papers and basic equipment you would need, to continue with
Pastel Painting after this workshop.

Date:  10th November 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm.
Price:  £35
Venue: Blisland Village Hall.
Refreshments: Please bring a Packed Lunch.

Contact me to book your space by
email: yvettewiltshire@sky.com
Via my website: Art with Yvette
or Phone: 07886 343621

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