Whats’s up in the Wednesday Art class…the importance of dark and light in paintings

The word Chiaroscuro itself is Italian, and roughly means, “light and dark.” It was first used to describe a type of drawing on medium-dark paper where the artist created both darker areas with ink and lighter areas with white paint. Later on the term was used for woodcut prints which essentially did the same thing, using white and black together. When it comes to painting,...
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Day two with Leonie.e.Brown at Angala Boutique Hotel

Day two at Angala Boutique Hotel. Almost finished.
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Mission possible! Day one with Leonie.e.Brown at Angala Boutique Hotel in Franschoek

Day one is here and going strong. Each student has chosen a picture and has started painting using leonie's unique secret technique.  At this point we doing the basic bottom layering.  
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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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