Plein Air painting at Altydgedacht Wine Estate on Thursday 26 November

Thursday 26 November we will be painting under the leafy trees overhanging the paddocks at Altydgedacht Wine Estate. Time: 10am to 1pm Cost: R250.00 for NON- THURSDAY students For a comprehensive list on what to bring go to: http://lifeartschool.co.za/what-do-i-need-to-paint-outside-in-plein-air/ Acrylics Plein Air Painting Checklist: A selection of acrylic pa...
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What do I need to paint outside in Plein Air?

Plein air is a term derived from the French phrase en plein air, which literally means 'in the open air'. It's a familiar concept today, but in the late 1800s when the Impressionists ventured out of their studios into nature to investigate and capture the effects of sunlight and different times of days on a subject, it was quite revolutionary. What and Where Do I Paint Plein ...
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What’s up in the saturday class…Palette knife painting

Painting with a knife is a bit like putting butter or jam on bread and produces quite a different result to a brush. Painting knives are excellent for producing textured, impasto work and sweeping areas of flat color as well as tiny shapes of color. Different shaped painting knives obviously produce different effects. For example, a short blade produces angular strokes while...
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What’s up in the Wednesday class…and the top 10 best-selling subjects for paintings

Glazes Glazes can change the chroma, value, hue and texture of a surface. Drying time will depend on the amount and type of paint medium used in the glaze. The medium, base, or vehicle is the mixture to which the dry pigment is added. Different media can increase or decrease the rate at which oil paints dry. Often, because a paint is too opaque, painters will add special medi...
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