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Watercolours For All Levels

Sign up for the next watercolour class: Watercolours for All Levels Watercolours for All Levels is the ideal watercolour class for the beginner to the more advanced artist who wishes to refine their skills. Nicole Russell will teach you fun watercolour techniques. She will demonstrate each step and guide you along to your finished painting. Nicole’s curriculum stretches out over a full year and each session will be about a different subject, e.g. Colour harmony, composition, perspective and figures are…

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Plein Air Painting, 3rd June 2020, Rabbit Island

Meet us for plein air painting on 3rd June 2020, 10 am at Rabbit Island, Harakiki Picnic Area. Rabbit Island offers a beautiful sandy beach, ocean colours and views to the Able Tasman National Park as well as to the Richmond Hills and sometimes you can even see the Marlborough Sounds. Directions: From SH 60 follow the signs to Rabbit Island. Continue along Ken Beck Drive into Rabbit Island. At T section turn left into Cooper Road. Take the 2nd Forestry Rd... on…

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Photos of Plein Air at Silvan

Here are some photos of our plein air painting get-together at Silvan. It was another gorgeous autumn day in a stunning setting. The area was incredibly peaceful and we were surrounded by lovely birdsongs. Who could wish for more.

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Plein Air Painting, 27th May 2020, Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 27th May 2020 at Silvan, 205 Champion Road, Richmond. Silvan is a private property with a lake amongst forest trees. We might still catch some autumn leaves, especially the ginkgo trees are beautiful at the moment. Otherwise the lake is always a lovely subject to paint, no matter what season it is.  Directions: Please park your car in the parking area by the shed. Be mindful not to drive anywhere on the lawn (we…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Isel Park

How great was it to get out of the house and meet people again for plein air painting. The weather was gorgeous and everybody had a smile on their face. After lockdown it is good to be back out painting! If you are interested in getting regular updates about painting locations in the Nelson/Tasman area, please contact Nicole.

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Day At Isel Park For Plein Air Painting

Plein Air Painting, 20th May 2020, Isel Park, Stoke

Not all meetings can go ahead during Covid 19 Level 2 but after discussing it with several plein air painters we decided that plein air painting can be scheduled. We are not considered a public gathering since we are all spread out, painting in individual spaces outside in the park. Obviously, Covid 19 rules have to be observed, which means two meters distance from each other and staying at home if you feel unwell. Also, it is recommended to cough…

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Impressions – Level 2

Great news and awesome specials from Impressions, Richmond: "Yes, Impressions reopens this morning at 9.30am to 5pm Monday - Friday and 10am - 1.00pm Saturdays - our new trading hours. It will be nice to welcome folk into the shop once more instead of at a barrier at the front door or by just email and phone. Due to Level 2 restrictions we will have safety measures in place including limiting numbers of customers in-store to 5 at a time, recording who comes in…

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Autumn in the City – Test Paintings and Transfer

This blog is about: Creating test paintings until they come out of your ears, and  a good approach to working with tracing and transfer paper. Test Paintings Have you ever had an idea in mind but no clue how to approach it? This can happen if you are trying to paint something that doesn’t exist or it exists but looks very different from the way you want to show it. I found this dilemma with “Autumn in The City”.  The…

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Painting Beautiful Autumn Colours

Do you know the feeling when you go for a walk and you see all these beautiful autumn colours and you want to paint them immediately? While you are walking you are thinking of what colours you have in your palette that might do the trick. A gorgeous autumn scene is already developing in your head and you can't wait to put it down onto paper as soon as you get home. For several years I wanted to paint these…

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Impressions Art Supplies – Essential Service

Good news from Impressions Art Supplies Richmond: "Impressions Picture Framers and Art Supplies is delighted to now be rated as an essential service so is able to supply art materials prepaid by credit card or direct bank transfer and dispatched by courier. From Tuesday 28th April, contactless pickup can also be arranged. Please phone ahead so we can be prepared as filling orders is more time-consuming and we want you to be able to get away home safely as soon as…

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