Posts by: Cilla

Congratulations to the winners of the Branching Out Exhibition:
Felicity Sherratt – WEA Award, Louise Madelaine – ART SCENE Award, Silas Clifford Smith – DERIVAN/MATISSE Award, Elizabeth Reedy – SILK CUT Award.

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ART BURN PRIZE WINNERS

On February 27, 2013 By

The 2013 Art Burn exhibition at Incinerator Art Space, was a great success!
Thank you to all who came and supported us.

Congratulations to the following artists who won Art Burn Awards:

WEA Award chosen by Peter Berner :  Felicity Sherratt for ‘Bottle Tree‘ Parkers Fine Art Store Award chosen by the WEA Outdoor Drawing […]

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For bigger and bolder expressions, engage your hand as well as your
arm to the elbow or even the shoulder.

Create a tonal scale with at least 5-8 different shades.

Study the drawings of a favourite artist and copy their drawing style.

Create a page making as many different variations of marks you can […]

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Relax, take a few deep breaths and give your hands a good shake.

Choose HB or B pencils, using 2B for light and shade and 5B for
intensity.

Find your best angle for drawing a straight line and practice
drawing straight lines repeatedly. Spontaneity matters.

Train your eyes and hand to observe and […]

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COMPOSITION OF A DRAWING

On October 31, 2012 By

Avoid placing a focal point or horizon line in the middle of the page.

Be aware of corners – they can become arrows to lead the eye away from
the picture.

Draw quick sketches using lines only; then tone only; until pleasing
shapes begin to emerge.

Use a ‘viewfinder’.

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WHEN SKETCHING IN THE LANDSCAPE

On October 25, 2012 By

Observe your subject at different times of the day and draw the effects of sunlight and shadows
For example

…during sunrise and sunset – shadows are almost horizontal.
…around mid-morning and mid-afternoon – shadows are diagonal.
…in the middle of the day – shadows disappear.

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