There were nine members of Rayleigh Art Group that joined together for this workshop in watercolours on Wednesday 13th August. We had requested a workshop on painting glass and that was most definitely what we got!
Pauline brought along several pieces of glass for those who didn’t feel they could tackle the main still life, together with some extra fruit so anyone could do a study of just one piece. A still life was set up of a candle jar, bottle, small jar and a bowl of plums, all looking very nice and simple until we started to draw this.
Having all drawn to the best of our ability we watched as Pauline started on her picture and then off we went to attack our pieces of paper. We blobbed paint, swayed our boards and then dried with a hair dryer, all looking good, we then watched a little more as Pauline continued with the bottles in her picture.
Okay, we all took that in so now our turn – not so easy as it looks we decided! Glass is quite difficult to paint and to keep all the highlights whilst still adding all the colours that have been picked up from around the room.
Well we all enjoyed our evening, we had lots of laughs, lots of concentration and then nine pictures, none of which were actually finished but all well on the way.
Our thanks to Pauline for taking the time to run the workshop for us, we all had a really good time.
Report and photos courtesy of Cathy Newton