Last weekend I taught a workshop in Straithnairn, Canberra ACT on Plants & Pollinators.
The weather was absolutely glorious and the spacious studio/workshop provided ample room with the sun streaming through the windows and the viewlooking on to the rural scene and distant mountains.
The lovely group was all very enthusiastic and I am sure they were inspired by their subjects. In Canberra the artists will focus on the local native plants and pollinators which can be often found in their gardens.
I get quite excited when I see the subjects they are painting, and often wish I could pick up a brush and also paint. The group is very motivated and I am sure they will now begin to create more works including pollinators. I personally find it enchances a painting by adding further information and interest and it also stretches their abilities and encourages them to think outside the square.
Enjoy these photos from the workshop.
|View from the workshop/studio|
|Another rural view|
|The colour study, part of the process|
|Helen painting a Monarch butterfly on a callistemon|
|Colour study of a Eastern Spinebill|
|Jann's painting of a Eastern Spinebill, sourced from her own photographs|
|Colour study with notes for a Fisheye Finch|
|Drawing and Colour Study for the Fisheye Finch|
|New Holland Honeyeater chick on a grevillea|
|Mature New Holland Honeyeater drawing and colour study - on a grevillea|