Painting Practice Zoom Meetings
Now that things will be opening up again and springtime activities resume I will be suspending the Painting Practice Meetings from May which means that our last meeting will be on Wednesday 28th of April.  I hope to resume the meetings in the Autumn and will let you all know beforehand.

Every Tuesday evening 7 to 8:30pm and Wednesday morning 10 to 11:30 am you can join a Zoom meeting by clicking on the link below.  I'm trying out just using one link for all Tuesday and one for all Wednesday meetings now and hope we don't get zoom bombed!

Tuesday evening link:

Active link will be posted here

Wednesday morning link:

Active link will be posted here

Have a look at the appropriate images on the  subject matter  page to see how you might approach this weeks' practice paintings

 

We're going to end this season of "Painting Practice" with a look at the sublime.  I've chosen a couple of photos of Cader Idris , that was a popular choice for early 19th century watercolourists, as it still is today.  I've just realised that I've got the same angle in both jpegs so you might have to dig out some of your own  snaps!

Every week there will be a new image to work from which I will post on the subject matter page. You can download the image before the meeting  to print out or view on another screen.  The subject matter will be used in both meetings and is accompanied by a link if it is a 3D model or video clip.

The Zoom Painting Practice meetings are an an online meeting space for painters to paint shared subject matter together.  All levels of painting ability are welcome and you are free to choose what materials you use for your work. So far we have painted busts, statues, landscapes, Christmas decorations. Over the coming weeks we will be painting from film stills, interiors, plants, still lifes, anything that provides an interesting starting point. 

Although it is a kind of paint along, everybody is developing their own unique practice and will focus on different aspirations for their painting such as abstraction, brushwork, use of colour etc.  I learn a lot from other people’s painting process and I hope you will too. Painting practice is more of a routine than a course for painters to acquire a bold approach to painting a variety of subject matter. We begin with a few slides of inspirational paintings and share a few ideas about our intended approach.  Over the painting session I’ll be explaining my painting decisions and problems with participants welcome to chip in at any time.  There is an opportunity halfway through to show your progress, if you want to, and discuss painting issues. At the end of the session we check in breifly and I  take suggestions for future meetings.

 

                        

Have a look at the short video below to see the set up.

 

 
 
 
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