Glen Eira Art Society “Paint In Park” Day at Caulfield Park

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Glen Eira Art Society “Paint In Park” Day
at Caulfield Park

I was very fortunate recently to take part in the annual Glen Eira Art Society “Paint in Park” day held at Caulfield Park.

It was a terrific event and an opportunity to paint plein air along with fellow artists.

Here I am at start of the day mapping in main shapes:

Faye Kirkwood

Image by Faye Kirkwood

Caulfield Park is an ideal spot for such an event as it offers a range of different subject matter. As you can see from the photo above I choose this view of the path as it curved around. When I started out painting the sun was casting great shadows across the path which was one of the key reasons I choose this. Naturally though the sun soon hid behind the clouds and made only a few brief returns during the day.

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Adding highlights to trees:

Image by Rina Reiss

Image by Rina Reiss

A big congratulations to Glen Eira Art Society for putting on such a great event. At least 26 artists took part in the event … so it was a huge achievement getting them all organised and having the event run smoothly.

I imagine that trying to organise a group of artists could be a bit like herding cats at times.

In above picture you can see I have blocked in the darks and have been working on the sky and grass areas.

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Close to finishing and discussing the paintings merits with a passer by:

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Image by Gillian Schofield

The event went for approximately 5 hours … that is a long event for painting plein air. Typically plein air artists would paint for a maximum of 2 hours in one session due to the changing nature of the light.

Well on this day we had all types of light conditions, wind and some rain (part of the fun of painting plein air) and most of the artists managed to get close to finished works on the day.

You can see my progress above … this is about where I left it and made a few corrections at home a few days later.

As you can see below the event was well organised and run:

Ray Burgess

Image by Ray Burgess

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It was great at the end of the day to see the finished work of the other artists. During the day there was not a lot of opportunity to do so as artists were scattered through out the park.

As you can see there was a huge variety of subjects and approaches to representing them.

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All of the finished works are now on display in the Fourth Annual Paint In The Park Day Exhibition.

The exhibition is running from 2nd December 2013 – 15th December 2013 at the City of Glen Eira Gallery Annexe.

If you are in the area why not drop in for a look.

Here is my finished framed painting that you will see in the exhibition:

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The painting is for sale and can be purchased here – Click For More Details

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Last Classes For 2013

Well the last of our classes for 2013 have been run and here is some of the pics from the two classes held at Art Shed in Moorabbin and the class in Geelong.

We will be back next year with more classes.


First Class With New Teacher

As many of you will know we released our Moore Certified Instructor course earlier this year so we could train up others who wanted to become art teachers.

We get requests all the time for classes around Australia and other locations in the world … however there are only so many places I can teach personally. So by teaching others to become Art Teachers using the Moore Method we can reach out to even more people who want to learn to paint.

Well I am excited to announce that the first of our teachers coming through the program has just run her first class. Bev has done a really great job with her first ever art class and all of her students achieved great results. A testimony to Bev’s dedication to helping others learn to paint.

This is one of 2 trial classes Bev is required to run in order to qualify as a Moore Certified Instructor.

Here are some pics from the day … looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. Well done Bev!

Tuscany Landscape Painting – 2 1/2 Day Workshop

Tuscany Landscape Painting

Tuscany Landscape Painting Workshop

Friday 28th March – Sunday 30th March 2014

Early Bird Bookings Save $30 – Ends 15th December
Only 4 Places Left

Join us for this 2 1/2 day workshop learning how to paint Tuscany Landscapes.

On the last weekend of March 2014 we will be holding a special 2 1/2 day painting workshop focusing on painting terrific views of landscapes in Tuscany and Italy.

Over the course of the weekend you will paint this great painting ‘Rolling Hills of Tuscany’ plus one other Tuscany landscape painting. So you will walk away from the weekend with two finished paintings that you will be proud to have framed and hang on your wall.

On the Friday night we will be drinking Italian wine, eating pizza, talking Italian and we will be conducting a 90 minute seminar on the keys to better landscape painting which will look at topics like:

– Composition of Landscapes
– Creating depth and atmosphere
– Using Values effectively
– The use of Warm and Cool colours
– The importance of edges and focal points

Over the course of Saturday and Sunday we will be painting two masterpieces using all we learn on the Friday night.

Here are all the details:

Dates:   Friday 28th March 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 29th March 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 30th March 10:00am – 3:30pm

Venue: Art Shed Moorabbin

Places: 8 Places Only

Cost: $240

Early Bird: $210 (Save $30) – Book before 15th December

Experience Level: Beginner – Intermediate

Medium: We will be painting in Acrylics however we will be using them in similar fashion to oils

Includes: All art supplies, canvases etc will be supplied. Dinner will be provided on Friday night along with tea, coffee and snacks through out the weekend.

If you want to take advantage of the Early Bird booking and save $30 then book in using link below:

Click Here To Book In Now & Reserve Your Place 

Note: The Early Bird discount ends on midnight 15th December (or when 8 places are sold out)

Plus … everyone who books in will receive a special BONUS DVD of the two paintings showing you step by step how to create the paintings. This will be provided approximately 2 – 3 weeks before the weekend so you can practice the paintings before you come.