Art Demonstrations

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See Art Tutorials by Dupont Art Club’s two excellent instructors, Lucy Parker and Caroline Marsland. An excellent way to keep your painting skills up.

Painting a Short Haired Black Dog

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Caroline did a rough sketch in acrylic paint of the Labrador, then mixed colours rather than using black. She looked for colours which were picked up in the sheen from...

Pointalism in Watercolour

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Pointillism describes a technique in which hundreds of small dots or dashes of pure colour are applied to the canvas in order to create maximum luminosity. Colour spots are blended...

Moody Landscapes with Acrylic

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Caroline Marsland, Dupont instructor,  started this painting using a fluid wash of acrylic with watercolour techniques, . Using these light washes gives luminosity to the sky which is painted with...

How to Draw Pastel in the Style of DEGAS

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How to draw pastel portraits in the style of Degas Dupont Art Club instructor, Caroline Marsland used a reference photo of a young woman to demonstrate chalk pastel portrait using...

Using Warm and Cool Colours in your Landscape

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WARM AND COOL COLOURS.  A landscape in acrylic   Caroline showed how she sets up her palette with warm and cool versions of green, red, yellow and blue plus white....

Colour Mixing for Dark Skin

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  Dupont Art instructor Caroline gave a demonstration on mixing colors in order to obtain the right hue for dark skin. She stated that the actual color of the skin...

Painting with Ink and Bleach with a dash of Watercolor

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Ink and Bleach with a dash of Watercolour Supplies; thick bleach, Quink black Ink, brushes, watercolour paper, watercolours. Containers for water, thick bleach and weak bleach( half bleach half water)....

Painting Flowers with Watercolour

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Caroline started her Irus  flower by wetting the area that was to be painted. The base colour is put in and when it was somewhat dry,  she added colour and...

Graphic Design: Designing for Fabric

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Graphic Design: Designing for Fabric. At our #dupontartclub Wednesday class, Caroline discussed  the thought processes and construction of a design, and then demonstrated using graphic conkers, ivy and acorns imagery....

Capturing Texture in Driftwood using Watercolour

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A demonstration on capturing texture in driftwood using watercolour Careful observation is key to the success of this still life.  Dupont instructor, Caroline Marsland, laid down an underpainting of the...

Painting like Cezanne

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‘ Painting like Cezanne ‘Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work introduced new modes of representation and influenced avant garde artistic movements of the early 20th...

Drawing hands

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Caroline started the new year with a quick demonstration on drawing hands. Drawing hands start with drawing shapes composed of rectangles. . The palm is the largest  rectangle . The...

Timed sketches

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TIMED SKETCHES (1 minute/5 minutes/15 minutes). Caroline used charcoal and pastel paper. Pastel paper gets the best from charcoal as it has more ‘tooth’ giving stronger tonal values. Why timed...

Paint like Picasso

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#Caroline showed Various works done by Picasso to show the different stages of his work. Initially Picasso was traditional in his portraiture.Eyes to  direct to the viewer and skin colour...

Tonal Values in Portraiture

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The demonstration started with a spectrum from white to black - many variations Using pencils 7b and 8b Mars Lumugraph - Caroline found no shine but sticky Going from light...

Drawing, The basic skill for good art.

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Our first demonstration in 2022 was about drawing. This skill is essential to make good art. The more you look at an object the more you get to know it...

Geli Pad Workshop

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On November 18th twelve Dupont members attended a Dupont Art Club workshop taught by Seana Mallen on Geli Pad Art. She introduced the supplies being used including two sizes of...

Watercolour Landscape Techniques

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Watercolour Landscape Techniques Our instructor Caroline Marsland leads us through a demo every other Wednesday at the Dupont Art Club. This week she gave a demonstration on how to paint...

Charcoal drawing by Caroline Marsden 11/03/20

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Charcoal as a medium lends itself particularly well to moody urban landscapes. Caroline decided to draw this snowy street scene Using Windsor and Newton charcoal, which is a good quality...

Still Life by Caroline Marsden

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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...

Painting or drawing upside down by Caroline Marsden

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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...

Brush strokes demo by Caroline Marsden

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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...

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

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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...

Painting a Christmas Card 27/11/19

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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...

Importance of negative spaces by Keith Manning Kennedy

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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...

USING OIL PASTELS 16/10/19

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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...

PAINTING ROTHKO AND COLOUR THEORY 2/10/2019

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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...

Painting in the style of Vincent Van Gogh

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Van Gogh was born in 1853, and had a tormented life with a lot of anxiety. It is possible that he may have been a manic depressive. He only started...

Acrylic and Collage

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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...

Building an Acrylic Painting with Layered Washes

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  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...

The use of a flat brush

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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...

DEGAS – Pastels with a twist

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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...

Painting in the style of Monet

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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...

Monoprinting by Caroline Marsland

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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...

Making Eye Measurements in Painting

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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...

Fish painted in watercolour

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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...