This workshop will introduce students to an unorthodox approach to painting. Be prepared to scrape, spray, throw and roll paint; and leave brushes to last. Working with warm and cool colours as well as transparent colours for glazing, exploring some mediums, starting with the abstract to impressionism, students will be encouraged to unleash their untapped creativity without restriction. Enjoy demonstrations and Jenni’s individual guidance. You will leave with a newfound creative confidence and a greater understanding of managing acrylics. No previous experience is necessary; just an open mind!!! Open to all comers, 18 years and over.
The daily schedule
Sunday To introduce fellow artists to some creative and fun acrylics methods. Be prepared to scrape, spray, fling, throw, roll and glaze PAINT. In other words – “PLAY WITH ACRYLICS“! You will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of Acrylics and a new-found confidence. The Canvas size 40x40cm cm: Abstract 1.
Monday This will be an introduction to “Keeping it Simple” Approach in telling a story with few colours. On this painting, we will use a diffuser. The Canvas Size 60x60cm: The Hat Story.
Tuesday Pelican using Acrylics in a free-flowing watercolour style on the background, then you will use a pallet knife to create a more textural effect on the pelican. Canvas size 76x76cm
Wednesday Going out to sketch and bring back the ideas to the studio (Weather permitting.) Using all the techniques you have learnt over the past few days. Canvas size 60x60cm
Thursday Finish all existing works plus varnish ready to take home.
Jenni was born in Kerang Victoria and lived and was educated in Bendigo where her interest in painting began viewing the great Australian Masters at the Bendigo Regional Art Gallery thus starting a long life love affair of viewing galleries Australia wide. After marriage and family and living in such places as Mackay, Isisford, Cardwell, Augathella and Clifton she continued to do some painting and was a member of The Flying Art School for many years travelling hundreds of kilometres to designated centres. Jenni is basically self-taught and is constantly improving her skills by attending other artist’s workshops, e.g. McGregor Summer Schools Toowoomba, Mitchell Summer School’s Bathurst and Clifton Art workshops. Jenni is currently living at Glenview on the Sunshine Coast she achieves a realistic expression in her creative freestyle painting leaving the viewer free to exercise their own imagination. These paintings have an appealing sense of colour, freedom and movement with subjects close to nature. Twenty-one Pieces of Jenni’s paintings are hanging throughout the Holy Spirit Hospital at Chermside Brisbane. Jenni’s work is continually on display at Hearts and Minds Gallery Hasting Street, Noosa