Winter term at Big Pencil has seen some experimenting with acrylic painting from a live model. Believe it or not these works were some of the first paintings participants had ever attempted and were made within restriction of the one hour pose.
Local artist and educator Leila Boakes gave workshop participants a great treat on a Saturday in July by showing us her technique with colour acrylics. We worked over one long day to paint a complex tableau of still life objects. Everyone was weary by the end of the workshop but very proud of our efforts. The results speak for themselves. Find more photos in the our gallery.
The one day drawing workshop of last weekend at Big Pencil was a great effort by all involved looking for those elusive tonal axis, the highlights and deep shadows for hours on end. With a long and languid reclining pose by our model keeping us busy all afternoon as the works slowly came to life. Above is the work of participant Melanie Starr. Visit the Gallery page to see more sensational works by Dimity Hawkins, Hayley Rivers and Leila Boakes.
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Following the musings of the last post “Powder on a Page”, Big Pencil Studio has been busy illustrating this point of how extraordinary images can be made from such humble materials of charcoal and pastel on paper. An exhibition of the fabulous efforts of the current participants at Big Pencil can be viewed until Friday 13 June at Bell Street Gallery, 240 Bell Street, Coburg.
Featured works are from Adrienne Barrett, Suzi Blackburn, Julia Bourke, Dimity Hawkins, Linley Kensitt, David McLean, Peter O’Rourke, Hayley Rivers, Melanie Starr, Eric Stone and Neil Thomas.