A week off from learning new things – this Wednesday is a tutoring night. Get help with your ongoing work!
However airbrushing equipment will be available for those who want to keep going with the wonderful landscapes they started last week.
And it’s parents evening so Angus may be a little late to class!
Lots more fun with the airbrush this week as we took on the challenge of painting light fluffy clouds into our landscapes.
Angus made it look easy but coordinating hand movement with releasing the switch on the airbrush was tricky to master.
But many members managed to get some clouds into their paintings, creating beautiful skies – as you can see from our pictures below. We also learnt that spraying white ink onto a painting can disguise a multitude of sins/problems!
Our foray into airbrushing techniques continues this week after a busy class last week.
On February 1, Angus gave a quick demonstration of how to use the equipment to achieve a misty effect. As a base, we painted bright skies, blending in horizontal sweeps to create a smooth transition from blue to white from the top of the paper to the middle. Then we added a mountain silhouette in a greyish-blue tone, taking the colour down a little way more.
Using the same horizontal sweep technique, we used the airbrush and added white mist to the bottom of the mountains, making it appear as if they are fading away. The landscape developed with more hills and trees, each receding into the mist.
There were lots of squeals of delight (and a few of surprise) as members got to grips with the workings of the airbrush. Space was cramped but everyone got a go and was concentrating hard! Hopefully we all avoided the blotchy effect that Angus demonstrated – although as you can see below, it did look quite pretty. Perhaps this will be a useful effect for someone’s work?
On February 8, we’ll continue the painting and maybe get onto doing clouds!
This week’s class will focus on how to use an airbrush – this could transform your paintings!
This simple piece of equipment can have a great effect on a painting. Angus will demonstrate how to use the spray and acrylic ink to create delicate clouds and a misty landscape.
Bring your own pictures if you like!
We’re back to class on Wednesday and Angus has drafted a rough plan for the term. You can find the schedule on the Spring Term section of What’s On.
Highlights include airbrushing and making ceramic tealight holders. It is set to be a busy month and hopefully there will not be too many classes cancelled because of poor weather.
Another thing to look forward to this month is the launch of Consequences at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness. The exhibition will be on show at the end of January so make sure you know where your work is so that it can be transported to the gallery in time for the opening. More information to follow.
See you all at Grantown Grammar on Wednesday night!