This is an introductory class, you will learn the wonderful technique of impasto (thick) acrylic painting. You will be painting on a 40cmx40cm canvas using pallet knives, asst’t brushes, and your fingers, to create either a floral or landscape painting.
For a floral subject you will learn how to paint an abstract background under painting, (a painting in itself, which will peak between your flowers). For a landscape painting you will learn how to build up your subject using a loose acrylic wash background. You will then be taught how to apply the thickened acrylics to create your painting whether it be florals or a landscape.
This technique is often described as yummy and luscious, because of the thickness of your paint. The finished painting looks fantastic under a spotlight as all the textures are revealed.
You will have lots of fun in this workshop as Di teaches you her secrets on ‘easy colour mixing’, and how to create different shapes and textures with the varied pallet knives.
The class is suitable for all skill levels, you can be a absolute beginner wanting to plunge into the world of art, or be an experienced painter wanting to try different techniques.
what to bring
- Dress in old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy in
- Optional apron or smock