Vicki's Upcoming Events and Workshops
Where better to study painting on location than in the home of some of Britain's best loved plein air painters? West Cornwall offers a unique quality of light and stunning coastline that has attracted artists for two centuries. The fishing villages remain as characterful as ever, and the beaches are still as idyllic as they were when the Newlyn School was founded, almost 140 years ago. This is one of my favourite places to paint, and I can’t wait to share its treasures with a group of up to 10 people.
Ever wondered why one artwork sings whilst another just looks ordinary? The answer is in black and white!
‘Notan’ is a Japanese word used to describe the balance of light and shade in a painting. Although most of us are unaware of it, the pattern of light and dark in a picture is the single most influential factor in our appreciation of any artwork. Through a series of exercises and demonstrations we will learn how to design successful pictures every time.
This workshop is a real must for anyone looking to improve their understanding of how to make a picture feel balanced, interesting and memorable.
Using ‘notan’ you can determine whether a picture will succeed or fail in just 2 minutes!
Suitable for learners of all levels in all media, this workshop is also excellent for photographers and designers.
Art In The Algarve specialise in art holidays that provide a unique surrounding for artists of every background to learn or develop new or existing skills. If you love art and are looking to combine your passion with an art and a painting holiday in the sun, then Art In The Algarve is a perfect choice.
I'll be at the fabulous 25th Anniversary Patchings Festival with a stand full of lovely Michael Harding Oil Paints and plenty of inspiring artworks on display. Come and chat about holidays, paintings and of course, the paints themselves!
Visit http://summerschool.co.uk/ for more info
In the mornings it will be all about Notan:
Ever wondered why one artwork sings whilst another just looks ordinary? The answer is in black and white! Notan is a Japanese word that refers to the balance of light and shade in a painting. The pattern of light and dark in a picture is the most influential factor in our appreciation of any artwork. Through exercises and demonstrations, we will learn how to design successful pictures that feel balanced, interesting and memorable. Using notan, you can determine whether a picture will succeed or fail in just two minutes.
And in the afternoons we'll look at colour:
Do you find it difficult to achieve accurate colour? Or, to make your paintings sing? Study with expert colourist, Vicki, on this exclusive course. First, learn to accurately identify and mix colours using a reliable method that works every time. Then, discover how to use colour to enhance your paintings in this useful and practical workshop. Focussing on how we can employ colour within our work we will learn about the creation of harmonies and how to create a 'palette' that will express the mood of your painting more clearly. This course is suitable for painters of all abilities, in any media.