Workshop on How to paint a portrait using a basic 4 colour Palette on 6 to 7 February 2017

Learn how to make use of Leonie's simple palette to create amazing variety. Develop value sensitivity, skills, and perfecting technical skills in order to create portraits that are deeply in tune with the human spirit. Leonie works individually with each participant to guide this process. [powr-countdown-timer id=43eb2c0f_1457960943712] Designed to introduce students to oil...
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How to give feedback and crit the work of fellow artists

One of the the most difficult things to do is to crit your fellow artists work, without offending or hurting their feelings. Here is some basic rules: 1. Use the love sandwich 2. remark on what is good 3. Highlight what can be made better 4. Give a solution to the problem 5. End on a high note of encouragement
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How to paint like Willem de Kooning

After Jackson Pollock, de Kooning was the most prominent and celebrated of the Abstract Expressionist painters. Although he established his reputation with a series of entirely abstract pictures, he felt a strong pull towards traditional subjects and would eventually become most famous for his pictures of women, which he painted in spells throughout his life. Later he turned to...
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The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism

The Expressionists revolted against Impressionism, with its faithfulness to rendering nature as it appeared, a view expressed by Austrian writer Hermann Bahr, who stated, “Impressionism is the falling away of man from spirit. Impressionism is man lowered to the position of a gramophone record of the outer world.”1 The Expressionists’ goal was to depict the world as it felt visc...
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