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Watercolour Journaling at Broadgreen and Isel House

Here are some photos of our Watercolour Journaling Class at Broadgreen Historic House and Isel House in Stoke, Nelson. We focused on perspective and figures. I loved seeing everybody's work, it's gorgeous! Watercolour Journaling is a way of painting little keepsakes for yourself. It is about enjoying the moment painting, enjoying the location and creating memories.

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Plein Air Painting, 25th March 2020, Wharf Road, Riwaka

Meet us for plein air painting on 25th March 2020, 10am, at Wharf Road in Riwaka. It will be high tide and we will be able to paint water and boats with hills in the background.  Directions: To get to the above area you go through Motueka and over the Motueka Bridge. After the bridge you take the first right which is Lodder Lane. Kidder Lane leads directly onto Wharf Road. The inlet to which you refer is narrow and…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at Monaco Peninsula, Nelson

I never thought that low tide can offer such interesting painting subjects. Monaco, Nelson, at low tide turned out to be gorgeous. It seemed that there were more boats around than usual, and we had a surprise school trip say 'hello' as well. The children very much enjoyed talking to us and were just charming. Who knows, they might be inspired to do some art outside one day, too. "Remember, it's a big world out there. Go and paint it!",…

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Plein Air Painting, 4th March 2020, Monaco Peninsula

Meet us for plein air painting on 4th March 2020, 10am, at the boat ramp of Monaco’s Peninsula. This time is will be low tide and we will be able to paint the jetty/boat ramp but also boats that are sitting on the hard. Please note, we are meeting at the jetty, not the castle! So if you can’t see us by the castle, just keep going that extra bit further. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun…

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Plein Air Painting, 26th February 2020, Founders Park, Nelson

Meet us for plein air painting on 26th February 2020, 10am, at Founders Park, Nelson. The park offers historic buildings and vehicles, people, and hills in the background. A coffee shop is usually open, too. Please bring your painting supplies, a chair, bug spray, sun screen, morning tea/lunch, good weather … and maybe jumper leads and a first aid kit in case your easel attacks you. Just kidding, but all of these items have come to good use previously… If you have…

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Watercolour Journaling at Washbourn Gardens

The beauty of watercolour journaling is that you create your paintings just for yourself. Your journaling book represents your memories, places that you have been to, and experiences. You look at your little painting and remember more about the location where you created it than a photo will ever be able to do. The watercolour journaling class started yesterday and we went to Washbourn Gardens, Richmond. The weather was perfect and the flowers were stunning.

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Watercolour Class – 20th Feb to 26th March 2020

Spaces are still available for this lovely studio based class: Watercolours for All Levels. 20 Feb – 26 March 2020, Thursday 1 - 3pm (6 weeks), Fee: $120 for 6x2 hours (materials not included) Location: Nicole Russell Art Studio at 29 Park Drive, Richmond/Nelson 7020 Material List: A full list of materials required is available at Impressions, Richmond or on the website under Watercolour for All Levels. To enrol please contact: Nicole Russell 0223786099 [email protected]   Watercolour Classes…

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Photos of Plein Air Painting at McKee Reserve

Today's plein air painting at the McKee Reserve started with a gloomy and overcast morning until suddenly the cloud cover opened up and the sun streamed in. Talk about changing light within a few seconds! Luckily most of us had already progressed with their painting quite a bit and it was just a matter of sticking to our colour palette and not changing anything. Something else to remember when you go out plein air painting at the beach is the…

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