Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Images from Recent Workshops
I have just received an e-mail from Westhoughton Art Group where they have very kindly "adopted" me as an honorary member!! You may remember, they were one of the first groups I ever visited
Am now a Wag!!
and my workshop was very well received and the group seemed to thoroughly enjoy the session, so much so that they have invited me back several times since. They always make me feel so welcome... feel like I'm a member of their family!!!
Here is the link to the blog where Dave Hendry, who runs the group, has written about my last visit.... who needs testimonials when you have this sort of support!!!
Westhoughton Art Group Blog
I have done this workshop now at a few groups and the results (even though self praise is no praise at all!!) have been just fantastic and there is often no difference between my painting and the ones the group has done. One of the main themes is that not one of them would have contemplated the scene on their own but by breaking it down step by step everyone, without exception, has been able to do a very credible version, so you can imagine my delight when I received this e-mail from Dave with his version of events.
Just to show this wasn't a one off wonder, I have some more photos to show you that were done at a group called Paint Pots near St Helen's... this was my first go with this image and both I and the members were delighted with how they turned out!!
I think you can see the workshops are going well, I am trying to do a variety of things so sometimes a painting sometimes concentrating on techniques but always trying to inject something exciting where people actually learn things, get light bulb moments and when we do a painting get to produce something they are actually happy with ( and believe me that isn't always easy with some of these members who are so self critical and demanding of themselves!!) However the main thing is that people enjoy and may be inspired to pick up their brushes and get painting!!!