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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ART workshop at Angala: Morning and afternoon day one

It's a beautiful morning at Angala Boutique Hotel.  Its slightly overcast and you can see down the valley  and into the tree mountain ranges in front of us. We have already had the most amazing breakfast and tea break. Not just a normal break, but with yummy muffins, diablo's (prunes wrapped in bacon), devilled eggs and of course some chocolate chip cookies.   Lunch ...
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