It had been a decade since I last held teaching classes. I have just been busy with other projects and ideas. However, I began to realise how much I missed teaching. So I decided to host a Sunday class (11am – 6pm) just for women at my home. This was last Sunday, it was a wonderful day with 15 enthusiastic students. Many of whom hadn’t painted since their childhood! Some were more experienced. Because it was a small class I was able to offer a fair bit of individual guidance. Here are a few photographs from the happy event.
My next class is on Sunday 24th September. There are a couple of tickets left. The classes are taught in Danish.
A few months ago my art supplier stopped stocking my preferred Winsor & Newton oil paints. Whilst I was waiting for an online delivery of new colours I decided to mess around with a few acrylic paints I had kicking around the studio. For an oil painter to switch to acrylic painting there are many challenges. One of which is obvious – acrylics dry really fast! A real problem when working with layering glazes as I was doing with oils. The recent portraits posted here are acrylic paintings, the pressure is on to work a little faster to try to create an acrylic portrait using oil painting techniques! Here’s a recent acrylic portrait which I have tried to make appear as though it has been painted in oils.