Sunday 24 May 2015

Summer canvas

I am sharing the summer canvas we made at Pickwell Farm workshop yesterday. It is a mixed media canvas and perfect for teaching on a bright sunny day - we were so lucky with the weather.

We had fun with the layered butterfly .....

.... layered dragonfly .....

.... and layered bee. These were finished using oil pastels and distress stains.

Leaves and flowers were scrunched, spritzed and also coloured with distress stains ......

.... and the clock was shabbied and glazed with gesso, crackle paint and embossing powder.

All the elements were added to the mixed media background consisting of numerous layers of gesso, paint, stains and texture paste.

The group of attendees worked hard all day to finish their beautiful canvases and it was lovely to meet old friends and new participants to the workshops. 

Whilst demoing the stages and techniques I was able to get a second canvas finished which has been left at the shop.

You can see the similarities and the differences, mainly the flowers as I didn't take myself  a set and we found some in the workshop I could use.

The next date has already been put in the diary for the 3rd October and details will be available on the Pickwell Farm website later in the year.

I have two more workshops to prepare and prep for this week, but I'll see you soon. Have a great Band Holiday weekend.

hugs Brenda xxxxx