Category: Learn to paint

ART RETREAT

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I could add: Where there is art!               Read more →

Working with copper!

In early times copper was already used to create jewellery items such as beads and earrings. I love using copper to create a piece of jewellery. It is quite soft and the most amazing colours can be created. The healing properties and simple beauty of copper make it a fashionable and highly sought after jewellery item.    Read more →

Art Retreat 2017

Artists have the ability (through their art) to change or influence how people see the world and their interaction with each other.  2017 (1) is a significant year – some people believe that 2016 (9) indicates the end of a cycle and that new beginnings are now on the horizon – a new cycle with new chances, fresh ideas and the… Read more →

Screenprinting at an Art Retreat in Stilbaai South Africa

Screen printing provides an effective way for artists to transfer various kinds of imagery. There are many ways to prepare screens for printing, the most common being the emulsion method. Whilst the emulsion screen gives a more designed feel, the hand-cut stencil method resulted in lots of interesting naïve designs and also allowed for imagination and adventure.          Read more →

Oil painting with your non-dominant hand

When painting with your non-dominant hand you allow yourself to make unplanned marks. The unplanned marks done by these artists attending the retreat, are sensitive and  it creates a feeling of innocence. It is so exciting and quite a challenge – but when you see the results you might decide to continue painting with your other hand….     Read more →

Stilbaai Art Retreat Studio August 2016

We arrived in Stilbaai for the Art Retreat in wonderful weather! As we drove into the village we had to stop and take photos of the mist coming in over the lagoon. The most amazing artworks were completed by all and I was very impressed with the jewellery and screen printing ideas that were produced. Between dinners, wine and painting life… Read more →

Matisse exhibition at the Standard Bank Arena

The Matisse exhibition at the Standard Bank Arena in Johannesburg is on until mid August. I will definitely be going! One of my favourite painters is the French painter Henri Matisse. His paintings mostly depicts the world as colourful,  beautiful and happy.  His positive attitude is refreshing as much of the  art from that period is sad and depressing. Some of my fellow artists feel that… Read more →

Painting Holiday in South Africa

After a morning of experimenting with gold leaf, wax, inlays, chalk paint and oil paint under the guidance of Elmè at her Art Studio in Kilnerpark, we all produced amazing paintings. Naturally the morning included lovely home baked muffins and other goodies! Read more →