Meet us for plein air painting on 4th November 2020, 10am, at the old constabulary in Brightwater, 15 Jeffries Road. The building is a gorgeous old New Zealand style villa, which is not inhabited any more. Please read these detailed instructions on how to get to the property, toilet facilities and safety: Important information: Address: The corner of Jefferies Road and Lord Rutherford Road South, just out of Brightwater. The landowners house is at 15 Jeffries Road if you need to put…
We had a surprisingly lovely day at Port Nelson this week. It looked rather gloomy and windy when the day started but the clouds lifted, the wind calmed down and the weather was perfect. Here are some photos:
12 Nov – 3 Dec 2020, Thursday 10am – 12pm (4 weeks) Fee: $80 for 4 x 2 hour classes (materials not included) Materials needed: A full list of materials required is available at Impressions, Richmond or on the website www.nicolerussellart.com under Watercolour Journaling. Watercolour Journaling is the ideal painting class for the travelling artist (beginner or advanced). Imagine you are a tourist in the Nelson/Richmond area, equipped with a little watercolour sketchbook, a few watercolours, pencil and black pen…
Meet us for plein air painting on 28th October 2020, 10am, at Styx Restaurant, 272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson. We can enjoy the view of the harbour entrance, boats on anchor and Haulashore Island. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please contact me if you like regular updates by email.
It's always great seeing students having fun with their paintings. In this case it is a gorgeous little red tractor painted from life and a painting based on a childhood memory. Both were done at the Waimea College Class Painting for all Levels.
Plein Air Painting at Washbourn Gardens turned out to be a bit of a surprise when we found most of the beautiful flower empty. The council workers were still there, flattening out the beds for the next crop. Never mind we still made due with painting trees, bushes, the workers or the old historic jail. Most enjoyable was going into the next cafe to warm up and have Show & Tell. Here are some photos:
Waimea College Night Classes are starting again: Painting For All Levels: Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks) A fun and relaxed painting class for the beginner through to the experienced artist. Choose your medium to paint in (eg: acrylics, oils or watercolours). Each session will begin with a short introduction on a different subject (eg: colour theory, values, perspective, figures, composition, painting from life vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own subject and style. Paint from…
Meet us for plein air painting on 14th October 2020, 10am, at Washbourn Gardens, Richmond, where the spring flowers are simply stunning. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Photos of last week’s plein air can be viewed here. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please contact me if you like regular updates by email.
Last Wednesday's plein air painting at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson, was challenging and lovely. The wind was blowing so strongly that painting with a free standing easel would have been interesting. Most of us were satisfied with a little sketch or watercolour painting. Still, the wind managed to blow my materials around and I had to run after them like a spooked chicken. However, the sunshine was beautiful and we enjoyed strong contrasts. Here are some photos:
Spring is here and Plein Air Painting is starting up again. If you would like to paint outside, meet us on 7th October 2020, 10am, at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson, where the cherrie blossoms should still be blooming. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning, except the 3rd Wednesday of the month. If you would like to receive regular updates by email, please contact Nicole, [email protected].