Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Otto Dix

This week we were working with the wonderful German ‘Expressionist’ painter Otto Dix. I have chosen his most telling portraits which we will render in full water colour paint.
You do not have to speak German to enjoy!

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Edward Hopper Monochrome

 23rd-24th April 2014

This week we are transforming a painting by the immortal Edward Hopper from many colours to only one colour. We will all work with the same image but get to choose our own colour!
It’s all about tone in the image. Should be fun! Mine looks okay anyway...


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Sunsets 16th 17th April

This week we will create a beautiful image of a sunset with drawing pen and pastels. The pen will be either a standard ball pen or artist’s drawing pen. Black ink is good. You will need ‘pastel paper’; I will bring some along, so use mine if you don’t own a pad.
Might be a chance to use some imagination with the colours too.


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Geoffrey Pimlott

This week 9th 10th April we are working  in water colour paint to recreate geometric abstract images. This will provide a great opportunity to work with colour and the sheer pleasure of applying paint to the paper, without consideration of images that involve likenesses of reality.
You will need your paints, pads and brushes.
We will using Geoffrey Pimlott  as our inspiration.
Yellow Up Above by Geoffrey Pimlott

The unofficial start to Geoffrey Pimlott’s artistic career began at age 16, when he joined a local artists group in Croydon, England. Three years later, he enrolled in the Reigate School of Art, Design & Media, eventually earning a diploma in art and design. He later attended Wimbledon College of Art, where he earned a master’s degree in fine arts and painting.

Pimlott has exhibited throughout the United Kingdom for more than 40 years, including exhibitions with the Royal Watercolour Society, of which he has been a member since 2006. He has also has taught art and design at a number of schools in England and in Papua New Guinea. He maintains studios in England, France and northern Thailand.
Geoffrey Pimlott says
I was born in 1946, I live, and have studios in NE Surrey, England, and Pas de Calais, N France, as well as renting a studio/apartment in Chiang Mai each winter. I am married and have three children, and three grandchildren.
 I work mainly on papers in water-based mediums and am a member of the Royal Watercolour Society, Reigate Society of Artists, and am a Matt Roberts Associate, in England. I have exhibited in London, and the UK throughout my career, and have won various awards and had works published in a variety of publications.