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  • DUPONT ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION!

    On Aug 15-17th from 10 am to 5 pm the DUPONT ART  exhibition opens. The set up on Wednesday showed many exceptional paintings of in all price ranges. There is also an excellent craft table with craft...

  • Acrylic and Collage

    Collage was first used as early as 1910 and Picasso did some collages. Collage is a great way to add new dimensions to your paintings. The list of things you can use in collage is almost infinite, but...

  • Building an Acrylic Painting with Layered Washes

      Guest instructor, Zara, introduced her favourite method of developing an acrylic painting by using many washes to slowly develop the picture. She said that this meditative process left a painti...

  • The use of a flat brush

    Brushes come in various shapes including round, filbert (a semi round top and great for portraiture), fan, angular, and the flat brush. Each has it’s own uses. Caroline Marsland demonstrated the...

  • DEGAS – Pastels with a twist

    Degas was one of the forerunners in impressionism. He preferred to work in his studio, and was not impressed with his contemporaries who painted en plain air. Born 1834, he was a little older than the...

  • Painting in the style of Monet

    Caroline Marsland lead us in a demo of a Monet painting. She pointed out the Impressionists of whom he was most famous, were into seeing colours in their environment. `Monet painted with thick oil pai...

  • Monoprinting by Caroline Marsland

    Caroline gave us three demonstrations of monoprinting Monoprinting is a spontaneous  and quick way of working, and good for getting texture. The first example was using an oil stick. She started by p...

  • Making Eye Measurements in Painting

    Instructor Caroline Marsland demonstrated how one could take measurements of the objects you are painting. She provided us with a simple picture of how to do it. Just using a brush or pencil, one can ...

  • Fish painted in watercolour

    Caroline’s subject this week was “fish, painted in watercolour”. The vibrancy of the medium was well suited to this subject as can be seen in her beautiful rendition of a tropical fish. First Ca...

  • The Zorn Pallet

    On April 24th instructor Lucy Parker gave a brief talk to the Wednesday Dupont class  on the zorn pallet used by many artists She described the colours used as yellow ocher, cad red medium. black and...

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