My first Arting portrait weekend is almost here! Going to do some in-depth work on eyes and structure. Eyes are what speak from a portrait and if you don't understand the structure of the eye you're not going to capture that 'window of the soul'. The same goes for the head - you have to understand the way it is built - then you can have fun with style and technique. Fortunately it is easy to learn these basics as my artists will find out this weekend!
So excited! Just done my first Weekend Arting!
I do have the joy of living in an inspiring place - perfect for art! So - I thought - why not do weekend art courses - lovely surroundings - really effective tuition - fabulous food - perfect?
So - all the planning had been done- we were all set but I was a bit shivering in my shoes before we started last weekend - would it work?
Well I am pleased to say it did! We had a really productive time - the food was great and my most important question was answered. All seven of my attendees felt they had been given some watercolour secrets that they could use. They went home with a folder full of work and information and a couple of really useful free gifts for watercolour painting - best of all they all want to sign up for more!
Less than two weeks till the next one - portraits! Got a wonderful model! It's going to be fun!
Cathy Bird is someone who has always loved teaching. As she says ' It's hard to explain to anyone who has not experienced it, just how wonderfully rewarding I find my teaching work. It is just a total buzz to walk into the room and enter a world of creativity.'