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  • Still Life by Caroline Marsden

    Start out by choosing your main object, then you can add interest by selecting additional objects which compliment this. It’s probably best to have a theme, which can be anything  – the p...

  • Painting or drawing upside down by Caroline Marsden

    It is a good idea to try this as an exercise to change the way that you look at things. By working upside down you draw only the shapes you can see and not what you think should be there. Caroline sta...

  • BHAC Poster & Flyer Competition

    Brighton and Hove Arts Council Art Show 22nd to 25th April 2020 Once again we are looking for two pictures to use in the publicity for the Art Show. One picture will be used on the oyster and flyer an...

  • Brush strokes demo by Caroline Marsden

    FLAT BRUSHES These can be used for a myriad of different effects. They are especially useful for painting buildings or any other subject which has straight edges, and are economical with the paint as ...

  • A winter scene in watercolour using only Sienna and Ultra Marine 11/12/19

    Caroline chose the two colours of sienna and ultramarine blue as they can be mixed in many different ways to give you both cool and warm colours. The group selected this photo for Caroline to use as h...

  • Painting a Christmas Card 27/11/19

    Caroline suggested that to get inspiration for your card it is a good idea to have a look at cards from earlier years. Christmas cards have evolved in their design from the Victorian age to the presen...

  • Importance of negative spaces by Keith Manning Kennedy

    Keith started by mapping out the outlines of fuchsias  in a vase using a 4H pencil. To create more interest in shapes and colour he added in two butterflies. He then carefully painted in the backgrou...

  • USING OIL PASTELS 16/10/19

    Caroline introduced a session on oil pastels by saying that it is wise to use the best quality pastels. The ones she had were Sennelier (£3.50 a stick, or can be bought in boxes). For paper, a rough ...

  • PAINTING ROTHKO AND COLOUR THEORY 2/10/2019

    Mark Rothko. B 1903 D. 1970 Markus Rothkovitz was a Latvian of Jewish descent. His family emigrated from persecution and settled in Oregon in 1913, where he started painting. In 1920 he moved to the N...

  • Ode to Autumn Watercolour Workshop

    Artistic Ode to Autumn – Watercolour Workshop   Thursday 7th November 2019 This workshop will focus on using watercolour in traditional and contemporary ways, to paint still life with an autumnal f...

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