Plein Air Watermedia Workshop with Ariel Lyons – PAID ADVERTISEMENT

(Perfect Christmas present for yourself or a loved one who has a creative side)

Join Canadian artist, Ariel Lyons, for another painting session, this time on location in three of Barbados’ most visually inspiring and paintable spots. A three-day watermedia workshop to explore vegetation, water and buildings, in watercolours or acrylics. Some painting skills are required.

When: January 21, 22, 23, 2010 (Thurs: Errol Barrow Day/Fri/Sat)
Cost: $600 for all three days, or $250 per day
To register: Email hberger_2000@yahoo.com

Proposed locations (subject to change)
Day 1: Flower Forest— Vegetation: working with shape/pattern; negative painting
Day 2: Atlantis Hotel — Water: capturing movement
Day 3: Farley Hill — Buildings & perspective; the structure in the landscape or a close-up feature of a building; emphasis on shape and value

Farley Hill — Buildings & perspective; the structure in the landscape or a close-up feature of a building; emphasis on shape and value

Farley Hill — Buildings & perspective; the structure in the landscape or a close-up feature of a building; emphasis on shape and value

Ariel says: There is nothing like plein air painting to awaken the senses. It can be uncomfortable and difficult, but you never forget the sounds, smells and feelings from where you were. Often the outside work is a study for a future painting or series of paintings. It forces you to make decisions faster than in the studio and gives a much fresher approach to any subject. I love to paint in the studio because I can plan and have my materials and comforts at hand. Outside I need to be flexible but some of my best paintings come from the outside experience. I have my pencils, paints and sketch book as well as my camera with me when I travel. I look back on these paintings and drawings with a flood of memories. The location is etched in my mind.”

Instructor: Ariel Lyons, CSPWC

Ariel Lyons, Canadian artist and teacher, has a BA in Art from McMaster University and is a member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour. She has been conducting art workshops in conjunction with her art supply store in Canada for more than thirty years and has led art travel tours to various places in Italy for the past 10 years. Her work has been represented in numerous international exhibitions. Check out her website at www.ariellyons.ca

Materials

A supply list will be available closer to the date of the class.

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