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Kiwi Classics Collection – Buzzy Bee

Et voilà, number three in the Kiwi Classics collections. This time it is the New Zealand Buzzy Bee. My girls asked me to paint it, since it's the toy they grew up with. Buzzy Bee was painted in oils with mainly the palette knife. Buzzy Bee Oil on watercolour paper 16cm x 16cm

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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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Art materials are expensive. How do I choose the right materials?

You are new to painting, very enthusiastic about starting your new passion and it’s time to go shopping. You wonder where to go, what to buy and how to choose? Here are some basic guidelines: Where do I get my supplies? The first question is where to go? Which shop do you think is the cheapest option? Your local professional art supply shop,  The Warehouse Stationary, Spotlight, or The dollar shop/Variety Store/2Fantastic? Careful, number 2, 3, or 4 are most…

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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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5 Plein Air Painting Tips for the Beginner

When you are new to plein air painting (painting outdoors), you may have a few questions: 1. What is a good plein air painting easel? My favourite easel is a French half easel. It fits most of my painting supplies and gives me a tray to place my palette on and a shelf for my painting supplies. However, it's always good to go and see what other plein air painters use. Talk to them and ask them why they have chosen…

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Still Life Painting, 22nd June 2022, Ruby Bay

Meet us for still life painting on 22nd June 2022, 10am, Silverbirch Farm, 300 Pomona Road, Ruby Bay. I will do my best to set up a pleasing still life for those who would like to paint inside. However, if the weather is fortunate you can paint outside and enjoy the views over the bay towards the Richmond hills or the other side towards Mt. Arthur. There are plenty of chickens, goats, ducks and horses to paint as well. Please let…

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Kiwi Classics Collection – Coleman’s Mustard

This is the first painting in the Kiwi Classics Series. I started it yesterday afternoon and put the finishing touches down this morning. Needles to say it is still very wet and I'm very happy with it. The Kiwi Classics Series will continue throughout winter while the weather doesn't allow us to go outside for plein air painting. Coleman's Mustard 17cm x 17cm Oil on primed watercolour paper

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Plein Air Painting, 1st June 2022, Founders Heritage Park, Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 1st June 2022, 10am, Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson. Founders Park offers historic homes, a windmill, church, cars, buses, airplane and hopefully coffee if the cafe is open…  Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch and good weather. Officially this is the last plein air painting for the season. The weather is now getting more and more unpredictable which we experienced clearly at our last session…

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