On the road again


In March of this year  Young at Art teamed with the fabulous Nikki Delicious of Montego Bay to offer a workshop on her veranda, introducing the fundamentals of painting a face to North Coasters. It was so successful we were asked to  repeat the workshop to a (mostly) new group, and so we returned this weekend to the lovely setting of her home and garden.

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Painting Studio by the Pool and Patio

Beginning on Saturday morning with how to mix colors and tones, and how to use brushes effectively to apply paint well, unique pieces were created with a limited palette. Below are the results:

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All Roads lead to the Centre

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The Colorist

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miss tammy

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The Flower and the Fiends

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Always Return to Source

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Sea Sand and Surf

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Meditation

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Zany Superhero Shield

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Coming Through

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Mexican Plate #2

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Mexican Plate #1

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World Cup Kicks Off!

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Cushion Collection

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Transforming

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Refreshment

Beautiful work emerged, and through these expressive pieces we got to know each other in surprising ways.

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Group discussion

Taking a break for lunch, we returned to learn the fundamentals of drawing a face  objectively, and seeing tonal values.

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Drawing on Nikki’s breezy veranda

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Focus and concentration

We finished up Day 1 with some lovely pencil studies of faces, for many students their first attempt at seeing the face as a series of shapes, and adapting to a new way of seeing. Tiring but satisfying work.

Sunday morning we began with a demonstration of painting a face, using the paint mixing and application lesson from the day before to render a face with smooth clean colors.

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Demonstration

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Is this work or play?

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Masterpieces emerging!

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Mace raising the bar

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Painting – a newfound passion

The work is all so beautiful!!

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Tammy’s Girlfriend

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J’shri

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Teacher’s Star Student

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Mind over Matter

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Surf Boy

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Alien Robot Saves the World

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Mirror Mirror

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Peacefulness

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Getting the Groove On!

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Football Fan

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Regal and Strong

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MoonBather

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A Quick Sketch

Mace's Masterpiece!

Mace’s Masterpiece!

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Bruce Bust Out

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Raw Talent….

Gathering at the end of the Weekend Workshop to view the work…

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The Gallery

…creating a gallery of our own in this home of fun and art, the most perfect environment in which to explore creativity and develop friendships. Give thanks!

 

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