Monday, November 23, 2009

Demonstrating Rough Brush at Barleylands Craft Village


I had a very enjoyable afternoon at Barleylands Craft Village at the Studio of Dean Smith, demonstrating my techniques to a group of his students. It went very well, and I think everybody found something of interest. They particularly liked the fact that I paint a watercolour with brushes from a hardware store, that don't look to be art brushes, but produce great results. I made another view of Cartmel Fell in the lake district. This was the resulting painting, took about an hour including a lot of discussion of the methods. I will probably be looking for other venues to do similar! So if any readers have an idea where something like this might be of interest, let me know.

4 comments:

Peter Lau said...

Love your painting especially the rough brush technique using hardware store brushes. Something I should try one of these days when I have more control of the watercolor medium.

Roy The Artist said...

Thanks for your encouragement Peter,in fact the rough brushes help you to loose control of the medium! (in a good way) to help you create random elements that are appealing to the eye.

themotherlode said...

Wow. Your work is truly amazing, Roy. How about coming to Nashville and doing a session with Jay's art class? Just a short hop, skip and a.....a...well, a flight. :)

T

themotherlode said...

PS My son Daniel, 15, insisted that this was a photograph until I click on it to enlarge the image. Then all he said was, "WOW."

:)