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Plein Air Painting, 12th October 2022, Isel Park

Meet us for plein air painting on Wednesday 12th October 2022, 10am, Isel Park, 16 Hilliard Street, Stoke, Nelson, where hopefully the rhododendrons are still blooming. Isel Park offers a cafe and toilets. 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 and I will include it in the list. Plein air is scheduled for every Wednesday morning,…

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Current Display at Gravity Gallery

Gravity Gallery is a lovely little gallery in Mahana and worth a visit. This is my current display. Gravity Winery Cellar Door & Gallery 243 Old Coach Road, Mahana 03 543 2817

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5 Stages of Representational Painting

Ross Whitlock, a well known Nelson artist, once said to me that we are all self taught artists, no matter what art education we chose throughout our artistic career. It’s true, a teacher can give you guidance and may speed up the process a little, but it’s only through practice that you can develop into you own artist. Consequently we feel sometimes a little wobbly on our creative path and wonder if we are going in the right direction. Then…

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Plein Air Painting, 5th October 2022, Miyazu Gardens

Let’s try it again and hopefully the weather is more accomodating this time: If you would like to paint outside, meet us on Wednesday, 5th October 2022, 10am, at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson. Even if there are not that many cherry blossoms left, it’s still a lovely location.  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 let me…

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Plein Air Painting, 28th September 2022, Miyazu Gardens

This season plein air is starting one week earlier than usual. Spring is here and the cherry blossoms at Miyazu Gardens are waiting to be painted. If we wait until next week we might miss out. Meet us on Wednesday, 28th September 2022, 10am, at Miyazu Gardens, Nelson. 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 let…

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Palette Knife Workshop – Photos

Last Saturday's palette knife workshop organised by the Art Group Nelson was fully booked. The participants learned different techniques when painting with the palette knife and accomplished various exercises followed by two paintings. The exercises focused on painting water (lake or see with gentle waves, rolling waves, reflections), trees and grasses, soft and loose edges. After this the first still life painting was done in 30 minutes (yes, you can finish a palette knife painting that fast!) and then a…

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Palette Knife Workshop – Art Group Nelson

Where: Kereru Room, Greenmeadows Centre, Stoke When: 30 July 2022, 9-3:30pm Fee: $60 Members, $90 Non-members Coordinator: Glenys Ambrose ([email protected]) In this workshop Nicole will discuss the different palette knifes available and how to use them. Then you will be practicing various palette knife techniques and create two paintings with your palette knife.  For more information please contact Glenys Ambrose.

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Still Life / Plein Air Painting at Silverbirch Farm

During winter the weekly still life painting sessions at Silverbirch Farm continue. Getting together as a group keeps you motivated to paint a little painting a week. Painting from life is so valuable too. Contact Nicole if you like to take part. See more photos below.

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Watercolour Journaling – Material List

Click on the link below to download a material list for Watercolour Journaling. This list might help you if you like to try out watercolour journaling on your own. Please contact Nicole if you have any questions regarding the materials or watercolour journaling in general. Watercolour Journaling Material List

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Painting Demonstration

Watercolour and some of its unique characteristics Organiser: Art Group Nelson When: 6th July 2022, 7pm Where: Kereru Room, Greenmeadows Community Centre, Stoke Presenter: Nicole Russell During one of the Art Group Nelson meetings, Nicole will demonstrate tips for using watercolours in both the studio and one of her favourite methods - journaling, which is making memories in a fun and creative way. Her presentation will include brush, paper and colour information for studio and outdoors, including how to organise…

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