‘My love affair with Acrylic inks began several years ago when I was working on a body of work using Indian Inks on paper. During a happen-chance discussion with another artist he asked me if I had heard of Daler Rowney’s FW Acrylic Inks… I hadn’t but I soon got to know and love them. Rumour has it that the ‘W’ in FW stands for ‘Wonderful’ and I can fully agree!
I then began to use the inks in conjunction with other media – acrylics, glue, sand etc… The results blew me away… the creative possibilities are also wonderful!
I discovered that by working with acrylic paint using the impasto method (painting thickly and with texture) I could then create a stunning range of new marks and effects by then introducing the acrylic inks using both wet on wet and wet on dry methods….. During this workshop you will learn my techniques and be encouraged to learn and discover your own unique way of responding to these materials. We will be working on high-quality cotton and bamboo watercolour paper so you will take away not only at least one finished painting, but a knowledge and sense of confidence to enable you to create your own paintings at home… ‘
Working under the professional guidance and encouragement of this award-winning artist, learn how to interpret your chosen reference image and how to easily create that image on fine quality watercolour paper and bring the whole painting to life – simply, easily and whilst having the most fun.
Like Denise’s regular weekly classes you will learn how to look at Art, how to read Art and how to communicate with your materials. No experience is necessary. All are welcome from complete beginners to experienced painters, the only requirement is your willingness to ‘give it a go’, your openness to your own creativity and your sense of fun!…. Your teacher will help & advise you, but will also encourage your learning by ensuring you create your own finished piece….Please do adjust your expectations of yourself to your level of experience & remember to enjoy your journey wherever you are on your path…. Everyone will be working on their own image at their own pace so there is no pressure to keep up with anyone but yourself!
All the materials you will need are provided, including paints, brushes, paper, boards, sketching materials and image library. You are invited to bring your own image to inspire you to give yourself a ‘head start’ on your day. When choosing an image to paint, simply choose something that you love looking at, that will always be the easiest image to paint…
The workshops run from 10am – 5pm with refreshments available all day. There is a break at midday to enjoy a home-cooked yummy lunch.
Book your place early to avoid disappointment.
Galway City (Roscam)
Saturday 9th November 2019 (10am – 5pm) Price €105.00 Please contact me to book…
How to book: Simply contact me and send a deposit of €50.00*. The balance is payable on the day.
*Please note that due to very small class sizes, deposits and payments are non-refundable or transferable unless the class or workshop does not go ahead.