JOURNAL

Watercolour Class – Colour Exploration

Colour exploration is so much fun and eye opening. Which colours harmony did the artists follow? Complementary colours, triads, analogous? Which colour combination do you like best? Here are some of my students' artworks at the recent watercolour class.

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Plein Air Painting, 6th November 2019, Isel Park, Stoke/Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 6th November 2019, 10am, at Isel Park, 16 Hilliard St, Stoke, Nelson. Isel Park offers a historic building/museum and gorgeous gardens with trees and flowers.  If you are lucky you can see the mountains from the house. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. If you have any suggestions on where to go for plein air, please let me know I will include it in…

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Plein Air Painting, 30th October 2019, Broadgreen Historic House, Stoke

Meet us for plein air painting on 30th October 2019, 10am, at Broadgreen Historic House, 276 Nayland Road, Nelson, where the roses should be blooming. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Photos of Wednesday’s plein air painting at Styx Restaurant 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.

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Plein Air Painting, Photos of View from Styx Restaurant, Nelson

It was a chilly day today and the wind made our easels rattle. Still we had a great time and all grouped up in the one protected corner of the board walk. The view on Mt. Arthur and the Nelson port was spectacular. How lucky that this little red freighter showed up, too. Watercolours and oil were painted today. These are some photos:

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Plein Air Painting, 23rd October 2019, Styx Restaurant

Meet us for plein air painting on 23rd October 2019, 10am, at Styx Restaurant, 272 Wakefield Quay, Nelson. If we are lucky we can still see the snow on Mt. Arthur. In any case we have 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…

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Plein Air 9th October 2019, Washbourn Gardens, Richmond

Meet us for plein air painting on 9th October 2019, 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. 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.

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Painting for All Levels – Waimea College

Monday 6.30 – 9.00 pm (6 weeks per school term) Term 4 starts 21 October 2019 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 live vs. photograph). Then the lesson will continue “one on one” to further develop and explore your own…

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