From studio to beach with paint – sound messy?

Crossing the road was the easy bit!  The going was tougher on the sand with our trolleys, but I had chosen an area which firmed up as the tide ebbed. Perfect.

Here is the spot.

from studio to beach-outdoor painting-Philippa Robert-Adelaide South Australia-Transition to outdoors 2017
our spot – can you see it mid-frame?

The wind was up. One palette and my palette paper landed on the sand early on. The splatterings were spectacular but lifted off the sand with paper.

Here is the group, looking rather more elegant than I do when painting.

from studio to beach-outdoor painting-Philippa Robert-Adelaide South Australia-Transition to outdoors 2017

So how did it go?

Feedback from participants was great! Let me share some with you.

What did you enjoy most about the class?

A: That it was outdoors! That I ‘broke out’ and didn’t get too hung up about the detail, using broad brush strokes, and working quickly

B:  I enjoyed the fact that your “Transition to outdoors’ class was quite different to any art course that I had done before. I loved the challenge of painting outdoors.

C:  Good instruction, both about equipment and technique. Small enough group to allow individual attention.  Pleasant companionship.

What was your biggest accomplishment?

A:  felt that I made some progress, despite initial doubts about achieving something in a relatively short time.

B:  I was very pleased that in the 3 hour session I managed to complete a painting. Your first session describing blocking it in and limiting my colours used helped very much.

C:  Two small outdoor paintings. One quite free which built on the first more careful one.  New understanding of how the light changes.

The three participants had varying levels of experience, but none had worked outside before. It was exciting to share their experience as they broke the barriers down. Their enthusiasm and commitment rewarded them with a fine painting or in one case, two!

When is the next class?

Spring can be windy, but I am planning to take another group through their paces later in the year. Transition to Outdoors. Is it for you?

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.