I don't know about you but I had so much fun on this day. I would like to say a big thank you to all of you joining me on this day of painting. I was sooo nervous in the morning as I thought it was going to rain, but the Gods were looking down on us favourably all day. The cloud cover was perfect and created a more constant light. Below I will post some photos to show what amazing stuff was being created. It was really interesting having to strategize and paint into the lighting conditions that you thought you would be seeing later in the day. Rebecca was an amazing model as usual and managed to sit in that position for nearly 6 hours which is extraordinary. The paintings below are by Elliot Brown, Monica Batiste, Richard Washbourn, Annelie Dahlen and myself. It was great to sit along with painting friends and some brave students and work together. It is strange that it has taken Covid and social distancing for me to finally sit down in my parents garden and paint there. I have also included some information about the next few dates for the Drawing in the Wild tutored session and the Painting in the Wild untutored session below.
A few dates and events coming up.
Content for tutored session 25th July
I will be looking at a lying down pose for Sylvia under the canopy of trees. We will look at measuring half way, blocking in and enveloping again and measuring by comparing shapes and angles. There will be folds and material to work with too.
Content for tutored session 8 August
This depends on the model but I'm thinking of making facial features the focus of this session. I have a model in mind but I will confirm at a later date.
Next untutored Painting in the Wild Sunday 23rd August.
A semi-clothed model: the wonderful Kathy Toka.
Sorry no newsletter at the moment but here are some events.
At present I am a little under the gun with starting my classes, so the newsletter may not be sent out until next week. But if you are looking for more events that may interest you, there is The Sculpting Jam starting 19th July in a new venue in Brisbane, Dust Temple's life drawing sessions starting in August, the Dean Cogle Portrait Prize in August, Learn to Draw on Aug 9 with Artable as well as the 5 day Tyalgum Art retreat at the end of August. I really recommend Hobie Porter and Lyn Diefenbach's classes as they are amazing teachers. I will be helping Cherry Hood's watercolor session in September so I might see you there and Andrew Bonneau is doing a Plein Air workshop in Brisbane.
Really looking forward to another lovely day outside with the sounds of nature. Go to the life drawing page on my website for bookings.
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Manuela Pilz, artist and teacher living on the Gold Coast, Australia.