‘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.

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‘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.

20181102_121703

 

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 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.

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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

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.

Dog

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

Truro Arts Company – Pastel Demo/Workshop Round-up.

On August 7th 2018, Truro Arts Company invited me to run a Demo/Workshop using Sennelier Soft Pastels.  In just 2 hrs the results of those that attended were without doubt brilliant.  Everyone worked hard following on from my step by step demo.  The results speak for themselves!

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I am pleased to announce that Truro Arts Company have asked me back again next year,  for 2 full day workshops, the first one in ‘Soft Pastels’ ( 22nd July 2019) and the second is in ‘Watercolour and Soft Pastels Combined’ 30th September 2019).

You will be able to book your place for next years workshops through Truro Arts Company shortly.

Free Pastel Demo at Truro Arts, Truro.

To Book a Place, Contact Truro Arts on 01872 240567 or Email  

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