tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8992382641372761332022-01-05T21:47:22.257+00:00Julie Douglas, Notes from The AtelierI am an artist who loves teaching. I believe that drawing what you See is the secret to great painting. Here I share some of my paintings and lots of my students artworks - straight from my studio to yours. More info on courses &amp; my instruction book ‘Notes from The Atelier’ on my website www.juliedouglas.co.uk Contact me on julie@juliedouglas.co.uk Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.comBlogger347125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-87541000840040105062021-12-30T20:26:00.003+00:002021-12-30T20:27:52.407+00:00The challenge of taking up oils, from scratch. Oil paint is described as 'the king of all mediums' for good reason. It is unlike any other paint in consistency and performance, and it takes perseverance and a touch of determination to keep going through the initial lessons. (er, and the later lessons...) Like many things which are new to us, we can get disheartened all too easisly, and while I regularly ask students not to judge their efforts, it is difficult to do that! Many people want everything to be perfect first time. A desire which is not helped by the fact that our expectations of ourselves rise as we improve, meaning we often don't quite achieve what we want even though we are improving. The notion of perfection itself is a dubious one anyway, but the creation of an oil painting requires several (imperfect) stages, many of which are unattractive, off balance (tonally) until completion, and would often beneift from an extra layer, or two or three. Once, even though I was experienced in oils, a portrait painting just wasn't going the way I wanted it to. I could have started again, but feared just reaching a similar-but-different state of disatisfaction, so I just kept layering the first one. It took seven layers - SEVEN! And that's ok. I think it would be good to remember that the joy of painting is in the PAINTING, not the finish. If we can work it that act of painting itself is the fulfillment we seek, rather than the finish, then we would recognise more regular 'success'. It doesn't mean that we have to endure the mediocre, or not critique our work or not get frustrated, but sometimes, jeez, GETTING to the DESK is an achievment! Here are some examples of studies and work in progress from the past term. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg5_rdnhbhZ03hJCMVXyIvYfYBX_eptWrhGDkh4juM3ytB6T0z--Lmp4-4pvdUZMC0do2jPUZzy8OSW5ty35hepuCeYV-dgbkVQYkh-O7eMg-Sb_CmReNf9a6Flq9sXKoIsGzoJRWoCns_UgQt3i9u6T9bhwlhyIhkLMx7QkhxIRNZjkfVISyPrF7iiwg=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="3024" data-original-width="4032" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg5_rdnhbhZ03hJCMVXyIvYfYBX_eptWrhGDkh4juM3ytB6T0z--Lmp4-4pvdUZMC0do2jPUZzy8OSW5ty35hepuCeYV-dgbkVQYkh-O7eMg-Sb_CmReNf9a6Flq9sXKoIsGzoJRWoCns_UgQt3i9u6T9bhwlhyIhkLMx7QkhxIRNZjkfVISyPrF7iiwg=s600"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjAw_lHdKJxjn8v9ZUxt5zUL8qxTnn-2ummhZpaSoNyny68ly8uwu1kxugxHvoAvd9aKzsUOoJmpLeRdKZo2mGFDa33n-rR08GEfkIYlRX-Iu0O4vTQ0bA0eSSmfROUTFIFvBGIXWhvFLpbqexGK_5tORP5vRD_6UUouyaO2OuCv2o5YuXlYPdyv6_WeA=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="3024" data-original-width="4032" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjAw_lHdKJxjn8v9ZUxt5zUL8qxTnn-2ummhZpaSoNyny68ly8uwu1kxugxHvoAvd9aKzsUOoJmpLeRdKZo2mGFDa33n-rR08GEfkIYlRX-Iu0O4vTQ0bA0eSSmfROUTFIFvBGIXWhvFLpbqexGK_5tORP5vRD_6UUouyaO2OuCv2o5YuXlYPdyv6_WeA=s600"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg5-ltM3ZSvduqGC0Yrsuqz7J-8kVWZd2_b9et2CRNP_Ck6bEPWOkyy7UGfIV39CLvykjl7IdyTgYSBxj-hwDvU_fm9ImaCt5mo94XfmwhaC4YbtQ5daUDZILx8OLLMdLfVT4tHTpwNBWrDpp4ARRAzWxcjm6UhzV-XVL-gSmWdw38w8ViaH0N0ZdkjHw=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg5-ltM3ZSvduqGC0Yrsuqz7J-8kVWZd2_b9et2CRNP_Ck6bEPWOkyy7UGfIV39CLvykjl7IdyTgYSBxj-hwDvU_fm9ImaCt5mo94XfmwhaC4YbtQ5daUDZILx8OLLMdLfVT4tHTpwNBWrDpp4ARRAzWxcjm6UhzV-XVL-gSmWdw38w8ViaH0N0ZdkjHw=s600"/></a></div> We have used various techniques. term started with observation drawing, then on to black and white painting so students can become familiar with the texture of oil paint without the extra concerns of working in colour. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgTjw_cEIoVRihYQWeFoMVgd05yLfmR5VUw-jcIVT1SCQlHCosXLplvmAJs1lAzJ6mkDumrpmHr78ugfCriMHUn6IYoHJpRQ7093JxSkr6G_kGU8psdwWnjO8_SxLUgrlfGouaTiU5gF-_CkpLGw9PHqi9uq8hJx0YqdVZcOsSDe7osF_Cg65MkpYb-fw=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgTjw_cEIoVRihYQWeFoMVgd05yLfmR5VUw-jcIVT1SCQlHCosXLplvmAJs1lAzJ6mkDumrpmHr78ugfCriMHUn6IYoHJpRQ7093JxSkr6G_kGU8psdwWnjO8_SxLUgrlfGouaTiU5gF-_CkpLGw9PHqi9uq8hJx0YqdVZcOsSDe7osF_Cg65MkpYb-fw=s600"/></a></div>We followed this by doing the same subject in colour - so the SUBJECT is familiar, and students get to grips with colour. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEii0-zvvcrZerYVzXn3CYdRC7eOztaAqt0nL548sHQl3YeM-f8B39CNhR38TwnJYkJjwYW1RwD-mE_h8WIAk8-sy_edeXeOOdViAE33l8RnRoCguMlQQc8sLM-zBTF1dArQTFcAtoM-jw4n57a_74s7NHvp-WsB1NtFF2cG7B-xJvijDHbQiE3OXxABEw=s3368" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="3368" data-original-width="3024" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEii0-zvvcrZerYVzXn3CYdRC7eOztaAqt0nL548sHQl3YeM-f8B39CNhR38TwnJYkJjwYW1RwD-mE_h8WIAk8-sy_edeXeOOdViAE33l8RnRoCguMlQQc8sLM-zBTF1dArQTFcAtoM-jw4n57a_74s7NHvp-WsB1NtFF2cG7B-xJvijDHbQiE3OXxABEw=s600"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiIJYcxsT3CIwWbpsUjwfn5jkYvZ_2ssYHmWxx1ny1lMBz9YOv9r40Rb59h6-d5-Pyv09HaePJ1ee2MhC2ERlMQa80g4uzrzPSVPJjCgX_v-L37KdkV2XiWsE5wqAlE_kAhMJc9_Xow9nz5HA_LZqeTDlOnbTCPeSW1rge_PquiG9HWZJ4TkbLIcnuwkg=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiIJYcxsT3CIwWbpsUjwfn5jkYvZ_2ssYHmWxx1ny1lMBz9YOv9r40Rb59h6-d5-Pyv09HaePJ1ee2MhC2ERlMQa80g4uzrzPSVPJjCgX_v-L37KdkV2XiWsE5wqAlE_kAhMJc9_Xow9nz5HA_LZqeTDlOnbTCPeSW1rge_PquiG9HWZJ4TkbLIcnuwkg=s600"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgNnec5l_L9ANETjNEO5qJnO8vOr7WzPr0S9yVR87MHmUYM9JEFdxl0doGIuwox4Fi1DMMuBa5rMq3zPgm9xfVy7MSk7CDrrwL46qT2RQFfueTOjDMDJjEy9XDwf_26bYuDtCrSQ-KMi74Y1jC4ShANHFRr-FoGUn8MlwIE84do8BlFC2L_BjOM4dc4-Q=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgNnec5l_L9ANETjNEO5qJnO8vOr7WzPr0S9yVR87MHmUYM9JEFdxl0doGIuwox4Fi1DMMuBa5rMq3zPgm9xfVy7MSk7CDrrwL46qT2RQFfueTOjDMDJjEy9XDwf_26bYuDtCrSQ-KMi74Y1jC4ShANHFRr-FoGUn8MlwIE84do8BlFC2L_BjOM4dc4-Q=s600"/></a></div> Another technique we used this past term was using the underpainting layer as a proper tonal 'support' for the second colour layer. We used Raw Umber to paint the underpainting in one session, and the next week painted over it with French ultramarine to get impactful results - a time-efficient method. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjwnXPSs2IJ2DmmU2nuVaEXGXckzO-4zcIv3pDVsNNQ7ydZAzpoNDJqZ-uwoHNr2xajxcbL8QPcizY0zC_O3LjrbzXQocyhKKM2z3d1Gcd7EFDPs30pssaNt_t65YH9eTgB8bHQY71qHCCGrDtfrPmXxMzQtKqjPvOlT-ScMo_GOGPSs0xzzBkw1YPbWw=s3546" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="3546" data-original-width="2503" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjwnXPSs2IJ2DmmU2nuVaEXGXckzO-4zcIv3pDVsNNQ7ydZAzpoNDJqZ-uwoHNr2xajxcbL8QPcizY0zC_O3LjrbzXQocyhKKM2z3d1Gcd7EFDPs30pssaNt_t65YH9eTgB8bHQY71qHCCGrDtfrPmXxMzQtKqjPvOlT-ScMo_GOGPSs0xzzBkw1YPbWw=s600"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiKKWSLQlpgoVUYqF53_06ylEjtdF7QmkmN2zonecuWmForrHGNK-nEXosr0m1VP71JM6wk0sCOA7OEu7dq0rygt-cZXvAa-CdZzNb2FQwzYb2g6nXpvYD54ZlhE9JwFb-rSNEEY9FkxBkzZj9ExuAo5EPuL4Qhlz7qOCoSFrL3J-wEM1fsRL8oNp6nbA=s2048" style="display: block; 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padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="3024" data-original-width="4032" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhlezTiTqRf_PTkxR70GD8gmIGBLyo_q4LXjWihy0YQXun0Vn5YV1Z5iEe9ipC-yLhMGdS4LZO7X8c8b_AAOfZ-os-gUC2mNqYUKKwj7vY223COZjMe4YRZg77pUI-lz8odMejANP9S_KDCRlxZoy4gTzonRTXrQEYB3_2xQvoYDTjvH03SQDkuhYEeSw=s600"/></a></div> Finally, a lovley colour painting which took a couple of sessions. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiJyVBldEK6JNwdNvZBbGFZq60Aabtb2UcRq3PJQ6vwptfaqRnd8qBeaS-_91JD3ni06PLXAmoZJkNExTToMb6un6dZKogtEV6wIxZqENuv0bg5Pk2Zw-L6r7mV5stCgsUVnse3GdpDexSz4hEIDFPROZGFX_iumJp1WIz_IzaG76L-_h9CVPDCbbzODA=s4032" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiJyVBldEK6JNwdNvZBbGFZq60Aabtb2UcRq3PJQ6vwptfaqRnd8qBeaS-_91JD3ni06PLXAmoZJkNExTToMb6un6dZKogtEV6wIxZqENuv0bg5Pk2Zw-L6r7mV5stCgsUVnse3GdpDexSz4hEIDFPROZGFX_iumJp1WIz_IzaG76L-_h9CVPDCbbzODA=s600"/></a></div> All these lovely artworks were done by students who are new to oils - they have all made an excellent start! For info on all my classes, in drawing, water colour and oils, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-21291298872388303752021-12-24T13:02:00.001+00:002021-12-24T13:02:14.930+00:00Christmas decorations, student artworks I thought it would be fun to end the term with students painting their favourite Christmas decoration. The first image below is by Heather, who drew using coloured pencil on tinted (grey) paper. A really lovely and dramatic drawing. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiHXbTeovxU795I5Rw45AsIaWlLkf_5vxbOZDkJt2KHkBIsz8jPSpv-h7CyHAZFgKT5OKUGPCl0Ccessrmoqa7VreAy6Fs5wVSt1f1M-3qZ94pRcONxyQRkd_s_6SwEmlV1Zs7SEoFgXLb-CoGbKK-5fRVbJGENgF-UZLD1ElJSGHVAjn-RPOE0UiurOg=s869" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="663" data-original-width="869" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiHXbTeovxU795I5Rw45AsIaWlLkf_5vxbOZDkJt2KHkBIsz8jPSpv-h7CyHAZFgKT5OKUGPCl0Ccessrmoqa7VreAy6Fs5wVSt1f1M-3qZ94pRcONxyQRkd_s_6SwEmlV1Zs7SEoFgXLb-CoGbKK-5fRVbJGENgF-UZLD1ElJSGHVAjn-RPOE0UiurOg=s600"/></a></div> The next images are in water colour, all done be students sitting at home, using Zoom to connect with the other students. I am so grateful to whoever came up with the idea of online learning. It has been a saviour over the past many months. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj9w3Z7xjQWWURaYPxjvTBzBjrw5voCdvsjinSyjiNBwE3OcurW07SrjPMxbkkAKO9P2XoU022JHYPq-byHsRl5lBS8V5LVymMIFEfcD5aAciSP2BEKg2YurfxvWFbCg5Nf2rxVmk2OSaxapfgx_f4T4N56CnDSr6IUhEWRQ3pKMxtrKDMeFFUbcEOSvw=s2832" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2832" data-original-width="2789" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj9w3Z7xjQWWURaYPxjvTBzBjrw5voCdvsjinSyjiNBwE3OcurW07SrjPMxbkkAKO9P2XoU022JHYPq-byHsRl5lBS8V5LVymMIFEfcD5aAciSP2BEKg2YurfxvWFbCg5Nf2rxVmk2OSaxapfgx_f4T4N56CnDSr6IUhEWRQ3pKMxtrKDMeFFUbcEOSvw=s600"/></a></div> Above, by Christine McC, below by Cathy. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh8kLnH8hXk5FxBHvzURtZZ2-3TK9kDblZOvvRpGdDfa-q-wajxegh89Kgh3F5WgQoPh_op4iJHTnYKylhBGngH3XL2DgG_oEFl_AT6l5H2cCkpZwdWfGfZ3pcNT9YHfWKrXbzin8tXbdqKEJQwrWCozxvWJw1AWgsO8OxxNhbWXvb2Rl-zmcM71uZSQw=s2951" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2951" data-original-width="2537" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh8kLnH8hXk5FxBHvzURtZZ2-3TK9kDblZOvvRpGdDfa-q-wajxegh89Kgh3F5WgQoPh_op4iJHTnYKylhBGngH3XL2DgG_oEFl_AT6l5H2cCkpZwdWfGfZ3pcNT9YHfWKrXbzin8tXbdqKEJQwrWCozxvWJw1AWgsO8OxxNhbWXvb2Rl-zmcM71uZSQw=s600"/></a></div> This is the subject that got the most laughs out of my students as they worked! Don't get me wrong - we have a lot of fun every time (mingled with a little torture...), but this was a different league of mirth. Gennie, who was painting on Zoom in County Clare, spent much of the morning tittering, as she painted a litle robin that she had knit for the Christmas tree. In fact, she has an entire flock! <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjEya8tWa9U_AXG5BOvW3GJEzvHiOxpDIh8qlgcN2KKDrhMRWLYW8g2r6lnHs1nKQZu5pN5GdqjiBwfDPrhZVDxihJbjK7YC5_L4Kemrxu_SVqagXFbDRZwAbS6-VqQqh-q1EevZ9Mgz5norSJsl3f3nP0lKbfpnbZXN2m7pwBFDRT6y721n9mWVoSnSw=s1414" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="1414" data-original-width="1080" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjEya8tWa9U_AXG5BOvW3GJEzvHiOxpDIh8qlgcN2KKDrhMRWLYW8g2r6lnHs1nKQZu5pN5GdqjiBwfDPrhZVDxihJbjK7YC5_L4Kemrxu_SVqagXFbDRZwAbS6-VqQqh-q1EevZ9Mgz5norSJsl3f3nP0lKbfpnbZXN2m7pwBFDRT6y721n9mWVoSnSw=s600"/></a></div> For info on weekly drawing and painting classes please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-2951977600484932742021-12-23T09:38:00.007+00:002021-12-23T17:35:30.147+00:00Holly and ivy, water colour student works. <p>&nbsp;Holly has such glossy dark prickly leaves that are irresistible at this time of year. Variegated leaves allow for lovely layering, which is the basis of water colour painting. Here is a selection of students artworks&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhclFEDNRUqO5oDTBsWmfwAFBCA7BsyUzKpC9qkMabUqWK7VAMomkGFTXOW9G880jm_atwZRxolw1hU978OqqxhE21D4KYni1YcHnxB--4I4OVCsWkoYAJvyMdjmQF6ssMJrfPq9jqXGu6yZ2okZ1dqaMbUpRwbMsbqQA-YcxuTpHk6kbrSWbOFKU8Zzw=s3547" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2917" data-original-width="3547" height="526" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhclFEDNRUqO5oDTBsWmfwAFBCA7BsyUzKpC9qkMabUqWK7VAMomkGFTXOW9G880jm_atwZRxolw1hU978OqqxhE21D4KYni1YcHnxB--4I4OVCsWkoYAJvyMdjmQF6ssMJrfPq9jqXGu6yZ2okZ1dqaMbUpRwbMsbqQA-YcxuTpHk6kbrSWbOFKU8Zzw=w640-h526" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Katy&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table>One of the challenges of water colour is deciding on the order of work. Light first, moving to darker colours with subsequent layers is the preferred method, though of course this can be played with and manipulated. To create crisp-edged veins, often the best way is to put down the vein-colour first, then allow to dry. Then paint the darker colour over most of the leaf, APART from the vein, leaving the paler colour showing and pushing the dark colour as close as possible to it to 'create' the vein.&nbsp;<div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEggy8r_8hiejUcMDhQw21TvWLhgWyo1VW-OMM7WXv-Gmz1xI2LbQvG2_6Gp2J0RFX1OiiobIZEhYgCzLnFy6WMQcXIeGPZ1RJbGTGHnL01enSdsZ3nsXM3DWIs0OYopk5b25dZIOIId10h_URuqUC3emh6J8_KIF9bW2vCfLN5njPusGRayTns1MReKgg=s4032" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2052" data-original-width="4032" height="326" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEggy8r_8hiejUcMDhQw21TvWLhgWyo1VW-OMM7WXv-Gmz1xI2LbQvG2_6Gp2J0RFX1OiiobIZEhYgCzLnFy6WMQcXIeGPZ1RJbGTGHnL01enSdsZ3nsXM3DWIs0OYopk5b25dZIOIId10h_URuqUC3emh6J8_KIF9bW2vCfLN5njPusGRayTns1MReKgg=w640-h326" width="640" /></a></div><br /><br />For softer transitions of colour, working on a damp surface is the key, though just HOW damp is learned through trial and experience.&nbsp;<div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhXE632NCWV-eiAf0IXPvN0Y8gHRsOXXy-ee8vi8rlKc3YzOwaKuEagESHY4hmce6Io94MlxVHvFqiM9n-ZYCu29NCjkvqwqQpLqyg5o7BTDXcMTk56hgy-yCcKN02P0rybY0vg2hKhCIcsOJmNnn1seRcWyepsIxs4P-DGyi08z_ptvUgO4uNEVFU90A=s1535" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1535" data-original-width="960" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhXE632NCWV-eiAf0IXPvN0Y8gHRsOXXy-ee8vi8rlKc3YzOwaKuEagESHY4hmce6Io94MlxVHvFqiM9n-ZYCu29NCjkvqwqQpLqyg5o7BTDXcMTk56hgy-yCcKN02P0rybY0vg2hKhCIcsOJmNnn1seRcWyepsIxs4P-DGyi08z_ptvUgO4uNEVFU90A=w400-h640" width="400" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Nicky</td></tr></tbody></table>These artworks were done in one of my weekly classes, which last two and a half hours. Frequently things are not finished in the time, which is why sometimes the images shown here are not completed. However, the point is the learning, not the race to the end.&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgdo0WAygRkjy80qeDCdCvKZOjWVHE0sj7cEIjuh8Pf7zYN--Vdue1YgSclcHHggZKW7ZMMqFvHE4JrCEW1HEqLRki1Lk4YRmQ_OYXy8vvwczWsRLiUgHm2CJFNV3prIs5LcOb6IOXdqAEKeIoWf64gIBM2Lwz5eoY6WmmRV5C4RlCifRpOPBvrXXKYDQ=s3570" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="3570" data-original-width="2025" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgdo0WAygRkjy80qeDCdCvKZOjWVHE0sj7cEIjuh8Pf7zYN--Vdue1YgSclcHHggZKW7ZMMqFvHE4JrCEW1HEqLRki1Lk4YRmQ_OYXy8vvwczWsRLiUgHm2CJFNV3prIs5LcOb6IOXdqAEKeIoWf64gIBM2Lwz5eoY6WmmRV5C4RlCifRpOPBvrXXKYDQ=w364-h640" width="364" /></a></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEjzN3T2jvYaSNU_0anUsXC5hAcymnmjlhAZ5JRpvR6ZqMMFwxzaPYp3q9zdGlEpFCmCACy6AR3GjTgHJIIJYeEEGxpZMTFG9wnOtld47ATW7b5VDH99zsXw7aSt-0Mrnz6ruUoUf-Vy-9KIZESCe18UGPVfsj6lTc19j-MZ8Vt1ezB0L-pslDRxDqJSow=s697" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; 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margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg7qHccugmtTNNjErTzaRP06ehmGyDCblomyWurnoiaRNFpyCA1-7IqLhrPIIOH9OwgYwUTSHnfkr_fUPeU8jEnzblozDpcgXjQubcWWoxX1kXFkoXIJILzfKYGv5povxUNFUA7moO02Uc1zTu_jmraFNFWT0Cdlaimj6ad_JF56U2iSXCVns4dlRII4w=s804" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="622" data-original-width="804" height="496" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg7qHccugmtTNNjErTzaRP06ehmGyDCblomyWurnoiaRNFpyCA1-7IqLhrPIIOH9OwgYwUTSHnfkr_fUPeU8jEnzblozDpcgXjQubcWWoxX1kXFkoXIJILzfKYGv5povxUNFUA7moO02Uc1zTu_jmraFNFWT0Cdlaimj6ad_JF56U2iSXCVns4dlRII4w=w640-h496" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Christine</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg8RZns_RFnXS_coAk3l4SuJzPeFWavnS8Sk5aUwiE37PvQL7avrJRTpMhjoRxYeh3Wskj3Da_NITySi4gYRRXsy8wmD-FKLu4mKnpov_Gt89l435xusvjGwekgzxhoYkCdhjsH6Jafpmj-9DWLcSpTiWhIHWV7WKb8QbOFy3yIFVToil2K0ALZh9NhXw=s1423" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1200" data-original-width="1423" height="540" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEg8RZns_RFnXS_coAk3l4SuJzPeFWavnS8Sk5aUwiE37PvQL7avrJRTpMhjoRxYeh3Wskj3Da_NITySi4gYRRXsy8wmD-FKLu4mKnpov_Gt89l435xusvjGwekgzxhoYkCdhjsH6Jafpmj-9DWLcSpTiWhIHWV7WKb8QbOFy3yIFVToil2K0ALZh9NhXw=w640-h540" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Heather</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEisy6FvHUHyjqmWOA2SEKUEyzHkFK7b8NkSSYL4hH3b7Vr2g5ROSENEIRruaRGCuLww7VT1SnAZMgvQaaBeRV77J3iaHPqBBvJ4XJXuzgGYQbxxXwEEKj6CB2QsSodcSYT0YJeUHAOvIamCtfdnewkuoFZrCXxvAUu0p9E8YnDgxQFCVU--dwB2z-hu7A=s1072" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1072" data-original-width="901" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEisy6FvHUHyjqmWOA2SEKUEyzHkFK7b8NkSSYL4hH3b7Vr2g5ROSENEIRruaRGCuLww7VT1SnAZMgvQaaBeRV77J3iaHPqBBvJ4XJXuzgGYQbxxXwEEKj6CB2QsSodcSYT0YJeUHAOvIamCtfdnewkuoFZrCXxvAUu0p9E8YnDgxQFCVU--dwB2z-hu7A=w538-h640" width="538" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Rosejane</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhAmIwrDfWLYafuwC0KWUsH3eo0ot_yveYNuxsHHTpkq9Owhzc-KA8Wop1_0tt9aP2qLenFuR13QRER_zAeJgXT70bE1mDFAi5LC5JssJCw8bf7Zs_wQ81dC6V-z9eJLw5vOtIQhewTaN-pvbzFVeXNlcMO8guxZEb8DeItj8JwL3CU2epYSRx7sa9iuA=s2048" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhAmIwrDfWLYafuwC0KWUsH3eo0ot_yveYNuxsHHTpkq9Owhzc-KA8Wop1_0tt9aP2qLenFuR13QRER_zAeJgXT70bE1mDFAi5LC5JssJCw8bf7Zs_wQ81dC6V-z9eJLw5vOtIQhewTaN-pvbzFVeXNlcMO8guxZEb8DeItj8JwL3CU2epYSRx7sa9iuA=s600"/></a></div> Above - lovely artwork by Toni, who has only been painting for a few weeks! For info on weekly classes please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p></div></div>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-66087788250571573952021-12-22T17:45:00.014+00:002021-12-24T12:48:05.189+00:00Christmas Present! Water colour and colour pencils artworks by students <p>&nbsp;It's lovely to work using seasonal subjects, and what's more seasonal than the giving of gifts?&nbsp;</p><p>So I wrapped a few Tupperware boxes in Christmas paper, and after an hour or so I was feeling quite festive!&nbsp;</p><p>Here are some examples of lovely student work. Maximum suffering, great results. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEimiHHjGZpgUxSIPAk80yOgyWOT6a0hFcEWzDBsqmEz2sYmVPyzZuaW8Ca8NmHU_teKY7gelYJ7adpxCQ6Zs6yrqtANtVlP4MJtQtqLNjZVTrdPdurnaE52ZLDIA1eMnsFfz5VBomC3mbwJ6DJ_dQk5Y--CQRdhFR-N9Gpwh_QKWU47pturUz3KyG9_Tw=s2048" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEimiHHjGZpgUxSIPAk80yOgyWOT6a0hFcEWzDBsqmEz2sYmVPyzZuaW8Ca8NmHU_teKY7gelYJ7adpxCQ6Zs6yrqtANtVlP4MJtQtqLNjZVTrdPdurnaE52ZLDIA1eMnsFfz5VBomC3mbwJ6DJ_dQk5Y--CQRdhFR-N9Gpwh_QKWU47pturUz3KyG9_Tw=s600"/></a></div> Above - lovely water colour by Nicky </td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiE-iaLrTMKxxwEK6ISxMJ5cOjE8BG0Ros5aCHIlv2H8kYukflqCAzvrk9c3K023qYYaLp7eBuNQGS_PWSbMrKsIEi7gUPyRiUJhS-vDyVvKgRGtQphnuX5wQzrtwhH22Edypc5ox0U5bjU_VnfVafmwTnwm6dme5otQhhS4Tjlf6ZzNFZT7PMzr9q37g=s4032" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1348" data-original-width="4032" height="214" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiE-iaLrTMKxxwEK6ISxMJ5cOjE8BG0Ros5aCHIlv2H8kYukflqCAzvrk9c3K023qYYaLp7eBuNQGS_PWSbMrKsIEi7gUPyRiUJhS-vDyVvKgRGtQphnuX5wQzrtwhH22Edypc5ox0U5bjU_VnfVafmwTnwm6dme5otQhhS4Tjlf6ZzNFZT7PMzr9q37g=w640-h214" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Two lovely pieces by Jennifer, who only started classes this term!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhvIkw8Xm-3rukyxnX56cMCgXpxjRVUo5LSLkUEwydxLQlOvcEUX0ddSs5slZXVzxzGYF2s8IG-PB0qFSzHKe3M4UPpix8u5To3v3uY2ajKj1eF2SOLy0Al_okQZbDGK7m9PNIoXMx1dVrrnNa_Zmg3z23qJpPBb0qi5SYP0ZQkcGQ1s2lSOJoqrpjmew=s3003" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2145" data-original-width="3003" height="458" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhvIkw8Xm-3rukyxnX56cMCgXpxjRVUo5LSLkUEwydxLQlOvcEUX0ddSs5slZXVzxzGYF2s8IG-PB0qFSzHKe3M4UPpix8u5To3v3uY2ajKj1eF2SOLy0Al_okQZbDGK7m9PNIoXMx1dVrrnNa_Zmg3z23qJpPBb0qi5SYP0ZQkcGQ1s2lSOJoqrpjmew=w640-h458" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Two sessions got this lovely painting over the line. Christine W</td></tr></tbody></table></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgCSQ9qPlw9hBGPV7xTBlPts911DOYU_aG-T52qqQKcFX-3HwqGMYzpEUg_U3REHNfKvpbrL7uMLETC9pFDq9fuibJjv_VjjcKAfmWMLMspCLiw6-TcZxoPDJJIFv15_ECJFACpnimJAWwi0jcgPkOqsAPxkb3m_57s98AJ3gK65YpT1JNIaWIOl5biHA=s2330" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2330" data-original-width="2088" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEgCSQ9qPlw9hBGPV7xTBlPts911DOYU_aG-T52qqQKcFX-3HwqGMYzpEUg_U3REHNfKvpbrL7uMLETC9pFDq9fuibJjv_VjjcKAfmWMLMspCLiw6-TcZxoPDJJIFv15_ECJFACpnimJAWwi0jcgPkOqsAPxkb3m_57s98AJ3gK65YpT1JNIaWIOl5biHA=w574-h640" width="574" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ken's fabulous Coloured pencil artwork. Two sessions of suffering...</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhrIir2gBaSOxq_tld_TEGDVRP23gDbOALdeCTP9A9ifGYzIB0vcAyxyMP9U40Hgi0G1Z-aQdAbtAb0nYn4Rj01YbC1B-t_p6BA8iPlPONPsH9OxfaX4DFIxxUW-qDj_Q_JaquHPmltHwuNLf1aiWSTEydUvonNtiX584WrWKs1t4Qj4ox-FxjK5Vo13Q=s776" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="582" data-original-width="776" height="480" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhrIir2gBaSOxq_tld_TEGDVRP23gDbOALdeCTP9A9ifGYzIB0vcAyxyMP9U40Hgi0G1Z-aQdAbtAb0nYn4Rj01YbC1B-t_p6BA8iPlPONPsH9OxfaX4DFIxxUW-qDj_Q_JaquHPmltHwuNLf1aiWSTEydUvonNtiX584WrWKs1t4Qj4ox-FxjK5Vo13Q=w640-h480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Cathy's lovely artwork, not quite finished.</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For info on weekly drawing, water colour and oil classes please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Website www.juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-88141278288726143972021-12-09T17:49:00.000+00:002021-12-09T17:49:22.781+00:00Drawing and Doughnuts and Queen's University, student artworks. A well being session<p>I recently gave a drawing workshop to a group of students who are studying at Queen's University, Belfast. they were from all different subject areas, from Economics to Philosophy, languages to IT. Every subject, except art. I admire universities and colleges who encourage student interaction outside of their immediate comfort zone, and this mix of students paid attention and came up with great results. I appreciate that some of them may have turned up because of the bribe of 'doughnuts', but they all drew while they munched!&nbsp;<br /><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v6Z9sRU55lg/YbI9QjQaCLI/AAAAAAAAGf8/61VR_ZC1tRc3MQunckCR3lSYr0-fY8fHACNcBGAsYHQ/s4032/IMG_1873.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="3024" data-original-width="4032" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v6Z9sRU55lg/YbI9QjQaCLI/AAAAAAAAGf8/61VR_ZC1tRc3MQunckCR3lSYr0-fY8fHACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h480/IMG_1873.jpeg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The challenge for me was that I only had an hour or so. What to teach for such a short period of time...? I decided on spheres, using compressed charcoal on tinted paper. This medium is fairly swift to use, and the lecture was about LIGHT and SHADOWS.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8YaBayNVxOk/YbI-FzzKjQI/AAAAAAAAGg4/hPsxSUcZ2f0KzaRPHVsMRbyCYyFdSViOACNcBGAsYHQ/s2822/IMG_2104.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2822" data-original-width="2650" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8YaBayNVxOk/YbI-FzzKjQI/AAAAAAAAGg4/hPsxSUcZ2f0KzaRPHVsMRbyCYyFdSViOACNcBGAsYHQ/w600-h640/IMG_2104.jpeg" width="600" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">My demo board, including explanatory labels about light and lack of light.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BOyQRUNZE_Q/YbI99sBmC3I/AAAAAAAAGg0/j31Cf6bQ4lk0bAvbzqfb7_JbgHuGDWqywCNcBGAsYHQ/s4032/IMG_1950.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BOyQRUNZE_Q/YbI99sBmC3I/AAAAAAAAGg0/j31Cf6bQ4lk0bAvbzqfb7_JbgHuGDWqywCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_1950.jpeg" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Oil painting demos of sphere and egg shape, showing light and shadow behaviour.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0bjZ_6-jHSg/YbI-Or8KNzI/AAAAAAAAGhA/lAVuwFuRroYNn9IT6B-lvaMgt5DSSyMLwCNcBGAsYHQ/s4003/IMG_2098.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1994" data-original-width="4003" height="318" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0bjZ_6-jHSg/YbI-Or8KNzI/AAAAAAAAGhA/lAVuwFuRroYNn9IT6B-lvaMgt5DSSyMLwCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h318/IMG_2098.jpeg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; 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text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V99n3RCHVfA/YbI-yiflorI/AAAAAAAAGhY/24zio-10E6EsWtaOIce7wUSE2wiHZKPhwCNcBGAsYHQ/s4032/IMG_2101.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V99n3RCHVfA/YbI-yiflorI/AAAAAAAAGhY/24zio-10E6EsWtaOIce7wUSE2wiHZKPhwCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_2101.jpeg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gs6mldAR3vA/YbI-6pMh7LI/AAAAAAAAGhc/OXnaEHcUifQyX4-aG9GJq7pzpEs4mVxMACNcBGAsYHQ/s4032/IMG_2100.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gs6mldAR3vA/YbI-6pMh7LI/AAAAAAAAGhc/OXnaEHcUifQyX4-aG9GJq7pzpEs4mVxMACNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_2100.jpeg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TQLUrAcM1Pg/YbI9i9Y6DvI/AAAAAAAAGgg/304Ky8QbZIIoiuKWE2brhiPAX8AsbOhfgCNcBGAsYHQ/s3788/IMG_2105.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2841" data-original-width="3788" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TQLUrAcM1Pg/YbI9i9Y6DvI/AAAAAAAAGgg/304Ky8QbZIIoiuKWE2brhiPAX8AsbOhfgCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h480/IMG_2105.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">The results! All excellent!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></div><br /><br />It was good fun to go out of the studio to teach for a change.&nbsp;<p></p><p>For info on weekly classes, workshops and group sessions please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</p><p>Website: www.juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p></p><br />Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-90756018498698245622021-12-09T17:19:00.015+00:002021-12-23T10:59:50.982+00:00Sweet Treats! Sweets in coloured pencil and water colour, student drawings <p>Hallowe'en got me thinking about trick or treat, so I opted for treat and found an old fashioned sweet shop in Bangor. The choice was enormous, from lolly pop swirls to mint humbugs and cherry lips! I got bags-full of a variety of shapes and sizes, looking for patterns and contrasting colours to give maximum visual joy! Here are a few students lovely artworks.&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhN6dPYn4iumkhNe-1GGsKJ6d7UaLrHy0OEd9duT1Ejd_lhaYp55QKf9SirZ9VvS24CP0rZiKsoqNSI23lUcjBx6uy63r98KyE5LDYqreRVBWsKHxQoFpJUcgvrniQLr8CyO_37hETKjLK9yyXWLSEE2AKHCtJnMqiNeMvrr22IHlRtaFbZ_uA-j_xdew=s4032" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="3024" data-original-width="4032" height="480" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEhN6dPYn4iumkhNe-1GGsKJ6d7UaLrHy0OEd9duT1Ejd_lhaYp55QKf9SirZ9VvS24CP0rZiKsoqNSI23lUcjBx6uy63r98KyE5LDYqreRVBWsKHxQoFpJUcgvrniQLr8CyO_37hETKjLK9yyXWLSEE2AKHCtJnMqiNeMvrr22IHlRtaFbZ_uA-j_xdew=w640-h480" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Alison S - good enough to eat!</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p><br /></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NdVlDEbSuZI/YbI4NQR49iI/AAAAAAAAGfk/zvrIHjPCVVYDmR66rvPKFd5YXsSjx0x4wCNcBGAsYHQ/s1477/ad2e0661-3f19-4337-a1e4-de1c02d28283.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1477" data-original-width="1136" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NdVlDEbSuZI/YbI4NQR49iI/AAAAAAAAGfk/zvrIHjPCVVYDmR66rvPKFd5YXsSjx0x4wCNcBGAsYHQ/w492-h640/ad2e0661-3f19-4337-a1e4-de1c02d28283.jpg" width="492" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Christine's</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Some opted to draw on tinted paper. This works really well for coloured pencil, and saves a fair bit of elbow grease regarding background tones. It's also lovely to ADD white, rather than leaving blank white paper to create light areas.&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MfOc-yO8eTE/YbI56xi1HII/AAAAAAAAGfs/mSbFp0-u51ghY6vwaPxZ9bES1aYOfr4OgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2933/IMG_1957.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2933" data-original-width="2700" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MfOc-yO8eTE/YbI56xi1HII/AAAAAAAAGfs/mSbFp0-u51ghY6vwaPxZ9bES1aYOfr4OgCNcBGAsYHQ/w590-h640/IMG_1957.jpeg" width="590" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Sara, in action!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5VX9hYn_uLo/YbI313m9sBI/AAAAAAAAGfE/hKHAtrb-Hj4_1HWEX5Gdh0BPKwjCovPBgCNcBGAsYHQ/s1600/14d5fc68-6794-4113-b323-192c22864106.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5VX9hYn_uLo/YbI313m9sBI/AAAAAAAAGfE/hKHAtrb-Hj4_1HWEX5Gdh0BPKwjCovPBgCNcBGAsYHQ/w360-h640/14d5fc68-6794-4113-b323-192c22864106.jpg" width="360" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Rachel J's tall glass of sweets, excellently resisted!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiIW2yLTvf3Gm3_XKxQedtcZ_ZantYT3mmDQIvfA7CNGQofbolRC9p5YuQeSWD90bvD44HhQLJXyaYiU2uMqK6ar6lLj32XjqHSu2xlpGdEr3OELn13jZNG_TygM9xGNukuJAJNml2LBuvQexXdEU4-aiYm4lwVoGZ95GkZdUhAGVTlZAtAT-wTBAsJlw=s1301" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1301" data-original-width="900" height="640" src="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEiIW2yLTvf3Gm3_XKxQedtcZ_ZantYT3mmDQIvfA7CNGQofbolRC9p5YuQeSWD90bvD44HhQLJXyaYiU2uMqK6ar6lLj32XjqHSu2xlpGdEr3OELn13jZNG_TygM9xGNukuJAJNml2LBuvQexXdEU4-aiYm4lwVoGZ95GkZdUhAGVTlZAtAT-wTBAsJlw=w442-h640" width="442" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">this is also by Rachel J, who enjoyed the subject so much that she did a second version. The background paper - which she found by just scanning the room - really adds to the fun of the subject.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UfiAG8kjyfM/YbI36ArJ01I/AAAAAAAAGfM/HaoTMyzNjfMMhBCgCmxAnsSVEzwBjvYPQCNcBGAsYHQ/s1148/202cc1d0-81d5-4255-95c9-2e3f2d8547cc.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="936" data-original-width="1148" height="522" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UfiAG8kjyfM/YbI36ArJ01I/AAAAAAAAGfM/HaoTMyzNjfMMhBCgCmxAnsSVEzwBjvYPQCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h522/202cc1d0-81d5-4255-95c9-2e3f2d8547cc.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Daniel's lovely water colour. Background washes are a challenge in water colour and I think Daniel did a great job here.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /></div></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q8VZe3XeOrs/YbI34jAw36I/AAAAAAAAGfI/5brrNXS1OFwNy5dlXiCYHm4spVOiql1QACNcBGAsYHQ/s831/c9b5ed4b-c3cc-454b-888e-5955d14e5be3.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="751" data-original-width="831" height="578" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q8VZe3XeOrs/YbI34jAw36I/AAAAAAAAGfI/5brrNXS1OFwNy5dlXiCYHm4spVOiql1QACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h578/c9b5ed4b-c3cc-454b-888e-5955d14e5be3.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Tania's, coloured pencil</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mMChGv2tIDM/YbI3yWPojvI/AAAAAAAAGfA/AHGnqibwMd4W1vvptMXTlLQWD1BtykhXACNcBGAsYHQ/s2263/IMG_1983.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1472" data-original-width="2263" height="416" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mMChGv2tIDM/YbI3yWPojvI/AAAAAAAAGfA/AHGnqibwMd4W1vvptMXTlLQWD1BtykhXACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h416/IMG_1983.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Rachel O - first ever time using coloured pencil!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QPPLay5FVqA/YbI3uvf7IpI/AAAAAAAAGe8/FMP0RLxwtewdk2BvD60YozibWVK7cjc8QCNcBGAsYHQ/s733/0b83fd42-368c-4372-9b6c-b108657a0406.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="733" data-original-width="663" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QPPLay5FVqA/YbI3uvf7IpI/AAAAAAAAGe8/FMP0RLxwtewdk2BvD60YozibWVK7cjc8QCNcBGAsYHQ/w578-h640/0b83fd42-368c-4372-9b6c-b108657a0406.jpg" width="578" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ken's sweets in a cup, coloured pencil</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br /></p>For info on upcoming weekly classes and workshops please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;<p></p><p>Website: www.juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p>Classes are currently in studio with the option of Zoom.&nbsp;<br /><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-75505570371064920632021-12-08T23:03:00.001+00:002021-12-08T23:03:31.092+00:00Fabulous pheasants, water colour, student artworks <p>&nbsp;Last week my students got their water colours out and had great fun painting fabulous pheasants! I love to give seasons subject, as much as possible, and the other day I was driving home through the countryside from a walk in the woods when a pheasant ran out of a field and across the road in front of me. It was so comical - we just had to paint pheasants!&nbsp;</p><p>We started by carefully drawing one and too some time to paint it with care. this meant we were familiar with the subject and able to loosened right up. We chose to do a few small studies without drawing, going straight to paint, and produced a fair flock! Below are some examples of students wonderful work.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YF2tKx4ZBao/YbE2mmEVNfI/AAAAAAAAGeI/ngQEAUaxtYogXISBIebWYRSmEEAcklBvACNcBGAsYHQ/s1262/6b99fc23-ddb0-4189-8e64-092f17bdafa1.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="770" data-original-width="1262" height="390" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YF2tKx4ZBao/YbE2mmEVNfI/AAAAAAAAGeI/ngQEAUaxtYogXISBIebWYRSmEEAcklBvACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h390/6b99fc23-ddb0-4189-8e64-092f17bdafa1.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Georgie's</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VqXrzVSwA4w/YbE2pVkUyBI/AAAAAAAAGeM/v6ugBoxv0I4eOFcixTTpJLVs-_xM3TJGACNcBGAsYHQ/s988/57c2c2e4-cdcd-4f99-a6f6-b37c6b554d97.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="681" data-original-width="988" height="442" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VqXrzVSwA4w/YbE2pVkUyBI/AAAAAAAAGeM/v6ugBoxv0I4eOFcixTTpJLVs-_xM3TJGACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h442/57c2c2e4-cdcd-4f99-a6f6-b37c6b554d97.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Liz McM</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p8fknXf4qpI/YbE2wwUkMaI/AAAAAAAAGeQ/cu8J9WEwG5kMOUYRFrUl6p7z52Rs9I5NACNcBGAsYHQ/s1932/a67ac5f1-20e8-4818-8f38-d9c262ff9912.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1181" data-original-width="1932" height="392" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p8fknXf4qpI/YbE2wwUkMaI/AAAAAAAAGeQ/cu8J9WEwG5kMOUYRFrUl6p7z52Rs9I5NACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h392/a67ac5f1-20e8-4818-8f38-d9c262ff9912.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Ruth</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AP9c4fhZmvY/YbE2_0qldXI/AAAAAAAAGec/nhmozvcawiwz6-pSTquzGI-6U21rr9XEgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2400/IMG_2163.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1787" data-original-width="2400" height="475" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AP9c4fhZmvY/YbE2_0qldXI/AAAAAAAAGec/nhmozvcawiwz6-pSTquzGI-6U21rr9XEgCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h475/IMG_2163.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">My quick demo</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WIBo_8guNfk/YbE33YP7uSI/AAAAAAAAGeo/b5510wc7trwVmLt2Ni9EXczdIRlkkyc2gCNcBGAsYHQ/s4032/IMG_2167.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="4032" data-original-width="3024" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WIBo_8guNfk/YbE33YP7uSI/AAAAAAAAGeo/b5510wc7trwVmLt2Ni9EXczdIRlkkyc2gCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_2167.jpeg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cnUtQaoM-Pg/YbE357kz1lI/AAAAAAAAGes/wx0zeOMG67gLIQUWmQ85WycLOJ4qLxF-gCNcBGAsYHQ/s2539/IMG_2168.jpeg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2539" data-original-width="2369" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cnUtQaoM-Pg/YbE357kz1lI/AAAAAAAAGes/wx0zeOMG67gLIQUWmQ85WycLOJ4qLxF-gCNcBGAsYHQ/w598-h640/IMG_2168.jpeg" width="598" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Cathy's</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>Producing a quantity of studies is a great way to familiarise yourself with the subject, without any pressure at all.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p>For workshops and info on weekly classes, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</p><p>Classes are currently in-studio, with Zoom option when needed.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-46251243866031822522021-06-23T11:06:00.004+01:002021-06-23T11:06:50.566+01:00Summer Workshops 2021 - the dates!<p>&nbsp;</p><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="templateContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; 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display: inline !important; height: auto; max-width: 964px; outline: none; padding-bottom: 0px; vertical-align: bottom;" width="564" /></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><td id="templateBody" style="background-color: white; background-image: none; background-position: center center; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; background-size: cover; border-bottom-color: rgb(234, 234, 234); border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-width: 2px; border-top-width: 0px; padding-bottom: 9px; padding-top: 0px;" valign="top"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnTextBlock" style="border-collapse: collapse; min-width: 100%; width: 100%px;"><tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"><tr><td class="mcnTextBlockInner" style="padding-top: 9px;" valign="top"><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="mcnTextContentContainer" style="border-collapse: collapse; max-width: 100%; min-width: 100%; width: 100%px;"><tbody><tr><td class="mcnTextContent" style="color: #222222; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; padding: 0px 18px 9px; word-break: break-word;" valign="top"><h1 style="color: #202020; font-size: 26px; line-height: 32.5px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Summer workshops 2021</h1>I am delighted to bring you this selection of workshops available over July and August. I hope you find something that interests you. All classes are fully tutored, and suitable for all levels. Please get in touch if you have any questions at all.&nbsp;<br /><img data-file-id="5594265" height="624" src="https://mcusercontent.com/b927c0a3f3f8e16a74dd5537d/images/6a0c7f15-dcdc-a8a7-fce5-4bcc76756514.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto !important; outline: none;" width="500" /><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>Life Drawing:&nbsp;</strong>22 July, 29 July,&nbsp; and Fri&nbsp;6 August, &nbsp;6 - 8pm. Lovely, fun sessions. Cost £35 per session Includes refreshments and large paper. Please bring pencils and chalks (if using) so as not to share hand-held materials.</p><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>Botanical drawing:</strong>Tues 20 July&nbsp; 10.30 am - 4pm. Light lunch provided. Cost £100</p><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>Trees:</strong>Wed 21 July 10.30 am - 4pm. Pen &amp; wash, and drawing. Light lunch provided. Cost £100</p><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>Water colour skies:</strong>Tues 27 July 10.30 - 4pm Light lunch provided. Cost £100</p><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>Comber Doorways:&nbsp;</strong>Wed 28th July 10am - 4pm&nbsp; Not available as a Zoom class. Lunch at my house! Cost £100<strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<br />Oils:&nbsp;</strong>Mon 2 - Fri 6 August, 10am - 4.40pm (finessing at 12 on Friday),&nbsp; all materials and props provided. Cost £600 (Also available on Zoom)&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong>Portrait drawing:</strong>Tues 17 - Fri 20 Aug 10.30 - 2.30pm (this is an intensive course, with time in between if you wish to practise!) (Also available on Zoom)&nbsp; Demo videos, workshop notes provided. Cost £275.00<br /><br /><strong>Art for Teachers!&nbsp;</strong>Dates to be confirmed - may be in the evenings, with wine.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Art for families or groups.&nbsp;</strong>Why not book a lesson for friends, family or work colleagues. Bespoke classes, suitable for all levels. Get in touch!&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: 24px; margin: 10px 0px; padding: 0px;">Classes are held in-studio and numbers are restricted to allow for social distancing.&nbsp;<strong>Zoom is available&nbsp;</strong>on most workshops upon request apart from ‘Comber Doorways’.&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>For booking and more info email&nbsp;</strong><a href="mailto:julie@juliedouglas.co.uk" style="color: #007c89;">julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</a><br /><br /><strong>More workshops may be added during&nbsp; the summer. One to one available.</strong><br /><br /><img data-file-id="5594269" height="498" src="https://mcusercontent.com/b927c0a3f3f8e16a74dd5537d/images/5cab2beb-db4e-57c4-0afe-c994e945c2c4.jpg" style="border: 0px; height: auto !important; outline: none;" width="400" /><br />Artworks:&nbsp;above, Balligan Church Pen &amp; wash.&nbsp;&nbsp;Top, &nbsp;graphite portrait, Julie Douglas&nbsp;</p></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-21549923900602386622021-06-09T17:42:00.001+01:002021-06-09T17:42:18.214+01:00Summer workshops with Julie Douglas 2021<p><span style="font-family: arial;">I am delighted to share with you the selection of lovely subjects on offer this summer, both in-studio as well as on Zoom if needed.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;">It’s important to note that, apart from the Life Drawing sessions, my dates are, currently, flexible. &nbsp; For this reason, I have not added dates to the listings below -&nbsp; if you are interested in attending a workshop, please note the duration of that subject and get in touch, giving me an idea of dates that suit you. Also if there is a workshop you would like to do but it isn’t featured below, please get in touch and ask! I will do my very best. All sessions are tutored, and if in studio, social distancing will be observed.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ku_0vcnzPIE/YMDtWYYAxbI/AAAAAAAAGT0/SpswX30L0Ygz3B5TnJo4MmLlLBKocRFJgCNcBGAsYHQ/s1280/434bcda8-832d-4f0c-829d-c9e8e560dfb7.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1280" data-original-width="960" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ku_0vcnzPIE/YMDtWYYAxbI/AAAAAAAAGT0/SpswX30L0Ygz3B5TnJo4MmLlLBKocRFJgCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/434bcda8-832d-4f0c-829d-c9e8e560dfb7.JPG" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Julie D, underpainting.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div>&nbsp;<p></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial;"><b>LIFE DRAWING</b>: </span><span style="font-family: arial;">Fully tutored sessions.&nbsp;Friday 18th June, THURSDAYS 22nd, 29th July,&nbsp; Thursday 5th August. 6 - 8pm with refreshments. Cost £35 per session. (These sessions are </span><b style="font-family: arial;">in-studio</b><span style="font-family: arial;"> only). Number are limited to allow for social distancing.</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;">&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><span style="color: #38761d;">ART FOR TEACHERS! (Two days)</span><span style="color: #6aa84f;"> </span></b>All you teachers deserve a medal for the work you have put in over the past year, and more. This workshop is for you to recharge your own batteries and reconnect with your creative side. I will make all the decisions for you! You just need to turn up! Drawing and watercolour.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><b style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial;">OIL painting workshop (five days):</b><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial;">&nbsp;</span></p><div><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;">A fully tutored workshop taking you through the pleasure of setting up an arrangement, drawing it and painting it, in black and white and then colour. You will complete at least two paintings as well as some colour studies during this week. 10am - 4.30 Mon - Thurs, 10am - 12.30 on Friday. Cost £600</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yiD_IgVf0Fs/YMDuA3Q2FBI/AAAAAAAAGUE/xkrz-o-FYu0Og3D1RICMmQv2TMWZaU1LQCNcBGAsYHQ/s1632/IMG_1873.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1632" data-original-width="1224" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yiD_IgVf0Fs/YMDuA3Q2FBI/AAAAAAAAGUE/xkrz-o-FYu0Og3D1RICMmQv2TMWZaU1LQCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_1873.jpg" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Early stages of portrait in colour pencil, Julie D<br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><b style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #38761d;">PORTRAIT drawing workshop (three days) :&nbsp; </span><span style="color: #108078;">&nbsp;</span></b><span style="font-family: arial;">Fully tutored sessions guiding you through the proportions of the face, comparative measuring and all you need to know. This class is accompanied by a series of purpose-made videos making it perfect for Zoom as much as in-studio.&nbsp; You will also receive a comprehensive e-book written by Julie which outlines all you will do in class, and much more. Cost £300.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #38761d;"><b>WATERCOLOUR skies (one full day)</b>:</span>&nbsp;This workshop will give you the time and space to play with paint and get to grips with clouds and sky.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p></div><div><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><b><span style="color: #38761d;">TROUBLE SHOOTING WORKSHOPS&nbsp;</span> </b>If you are struggling and would like a tutorial to assess your work practice and help getting to the route of a problem, please get in touch for a one to one.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #005f17;"></span></span></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #005f17;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fny7RcR52yI/YMDu_WwSUbI/AAAAAAAAGUU/5Xow-jV9g4QYoNH8bu8a5qo6Q_H6tv0swCNcBGAsYHQ/s1632/IMG_1514.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1224" data-original-width="1632" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fny7RcR52yI/YMDu_WwSUbI/AAAAAAAAGUU/5Xow-jV9g4QYoNH8bu8a5qo6Q_H6tv0swCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h480/IMG_1514.JPG" width="640" /></a></span></span></div><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #005f17;"><br /><b><br /></b></span></span><p></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #38761d;"><b>DRAWING TREES (one day)&nbsp;</b> </span>on location, weather permitting (otherwise, in studio).&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #006744;"><b>LOCATION DRAWING&nbsp; (one day)&nbsp;</b></span> Comber doorways and buildings. With refreshments at my house! Tues 3rd August 10am - 1pm&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #007058;"><b><br /></b></span></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="color: #38761d;"><b>BOTANICAL DRAWING (one day)</b> </span>- or rather, drawing of a botanical subject, using chalks and charcoals, and pen and wash.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SrBULmPbrbI/YMDuROk-_pI/AAAAAAAAGUM/g-nK4_DlQWsQ-dBEdxkavJOIJBNCUIbsACNcBGAsYHQ/s1632/IMG_3425.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1632" data-original-width="1224" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SrBULmPbrbI/YMDuROk-_pI/AAAAAAAAGUM/g-nK4_DlQWsQ-dBEdxkavJOIJBNCUIbsACNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_3425.JPG" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Student pastel drawing. (Margery)&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial;"><b><br /></b></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="color: #38761d; font-family: arial;">ART FOR TEENAGERS (two days) </span><span style="font-family: arial;">A creative experience in the studio fo school age students wanting to expand on their skills and work with like minded others.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div><p style="font-family: &quot;Hoefler Text&quot;; font-size: 11px; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><br /></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px; min-height: 17px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><br /></span></p><p style="font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;">For information or if you have any questions please email&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: #108078; font-stretch: normal; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 9px;"><span style="font-family: arial;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="mailto:julie@juliedouglas.co.uk"><b>julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</b></a></span><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></span></p></div><p><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-61773394754404113682021-06-02T12:04:00.001+01:002021-06-02T12:04:34.739+01:00Drawing: A day at the Ulster Museum <p>With lockdown easing, I was delighted when my friend Claire asked if I fancied a trip to the Ulster Museum, in Belfast. &nbsp;A MUSEUM? OUT? HOW EXCITING!!!!! So the booking was made, and on Saturday we packed out pencils and headed off.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0jtxFUdX_dA/YLdiP0mzc1I/AAAAAAAAGTY/UVLdnHuhfmQn_V30GX_Qob7NPI2Z4Q9UACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_2238.HEIC" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0jtxFUdX_dA/YLdiP0mzc1I/AAAAAAAAGTY/UVLdnHuhfmQn_V30GX_Qob7NPI2Z4Q9UACNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_2238.HEIC" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">And...relax. We have arrived.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">There are many wonderful things about the Ulster Museum. the first is the setting. Tall trees of many varieties, and lovely gardens all around. The second wonderful thing is the cafe. Before you jump to the wrong conclusion, it's not about the food, or the refreshments, it's about the WINDOWS. Which look out to the trees.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I love trees.&nbsp;</div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_xl_dV19U0c/YLdiRmI80hI/AAAAAAAAGTc/EOiNz1OMW_A1kpTTaXdTWj-VJG5Z1GyLgCNcBGAsYHQ/s3013/IMG_2243.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1044" data-original-width="3013" height="222" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_xl_dV19U0c/YLdiRmI80hI/AAAAAAAAGTc/EOiNz1OMW_A1kpTTaXdTWj-VJG5Z1GyLgCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h222/IMG_2243.heic" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Moleskine sketchbook, pen drawing of four girls sitting on the museum steps, using their mobile phones.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>So we settled in with the sketch books, and set to looking out. I"d brought a small sketch book, and my eyes were attracted by the four girls to the left, huddled together but not speaking, playing with their phones. A very modern sight. And unlike people-drawing in the olden days, where you had to be very quick because... well, because they MOVED, now you are fairly certain that you'll have several minutes of a stationary pose to draw without fear of any movement whatsoever. Sigh. Perhaps they will be a generation of no-neck.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNiLom2k9zA/YLdkvB7yVcI/AAAAAAAAGTo/MIRB3pMA7-UipWCwRBevxX_PVg604G7XwCNcBGAsYHQ/s580/no%2Bnecks%2521.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="436" data-original-width="580" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ZNiLom2k9zA/YLdkvB7yVcI/AAAAAAAAGTo/MIRB3pMA7-UipWCwRBevxX_PVg604G7XwCNcBGAsYHQ/s320/no%2Bnecks%2521.png" width="320" /></a></div><br /><p>The great thing about working in pen is that you just get on with it. No rubbing out, just keep going. Very liberating.&nbsp;</p><p>We spent a couple of hours in the cafe, looking out, before wandering around the building. A lovely day out. Just remember to book in advance.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p>My studio is now fully open, with only distance students remaining on Zoom. For details on classed please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk for info and dates.</p><p>Website, for more images, is &nbsp;www.juliedouglas.co.uk</p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-48536781902145565842021-05-10T16:45:00.000+01:002021-05-10T16:45:30.795+01:00portrait in oils<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L5X0btRymiE/YJlCZlBiGTI/AAAAAAAAGRk/eV0UbMeShbwgydeU7m3CxlJDa6izxnBiwCNcBGAsYHQ/s1840/IMG_6368.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1840" data-original-width="1332" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-L5X0btRymiE/YJlCZlBiGTI/AAAAAAAAGRk/eV0UbMeShbwgydeU7m3CxlJDa6izxnBiwCNcBGAsYHQ/w464-h640/IMG_6368.jpg" width="464" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Mary and Liam, the finished painting.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">This portrait was a birthday present for Mary, from her husband Liam and shows both of them.&nbsp;</span></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It's a very natural pose, rather than a formal setting. Oils have a layering process, which is needed to give the finished painting a richness than isn't possible with just one layer of paint. Oil paint is transparent, so the more layers you paint, the more solid and rich the painting feels.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The first layer can be in colour, or in a neutral - I chose Raw Umber for a tonal under painting.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Tg9czfL-ho4/YJlMZWnbuLI/AAAAAAAAGSU/mH0qB8mPS4kQEFVYH7_Chu9dzKktgyAlgCNcBGAsYHQ/s1486/IMG_6137.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1486" data-original-width="1142" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Tg9czfL-ho4/YJlMZWnbuLI/AAAAAAAAGSU/mH0qB8mPS4kQEFVYH7_Chu9dzKktgyAlgCNcBGAsYHQ/w492-h640/IMG_6137.jpg" width="492" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">First layer (oil paint thinned with Sansodor), &nbsp;to get everything in the right place!</td></tr></tbody></table><br />The next layer is in colour, and is a careful investigation of tones and colour. I like to start with the faces.&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m9VhIzvPZhw/YJlMa6MY8nI/AAAAAAAAGSY/runvJPxxHcsmbr7pn8GqzU0CHkb7zDTpACNcBGAsYHQ/s2016/IMG_6146.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m9VhIzvPZhw/YJlMa6MY8nI/AAAAAAAAGSY/runvJPxxHcsmbr7pn8GqzU0CHkb7zDTpACNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_6146.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div><br /></div>Creeping down the canvas until all areas have the first colour layer.&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h-_XIvMKxx4/YJlNVHPfaqI/AAAAAAAAGSk/Os-YLWs1H88lRru9r8C-aUk8WKDiN_phwCNcBGAsYHQ/s1630/IMG_6148.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1630" data-original-width="1194" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h-_XIvMKxx4/YJlNVHPfaqI/AAAAAAAAGSk/Os-YLWs1H88lRru9r8C-aUk8WKDiN_phwCNcBGAsYHQ/w468-h640/IMG_6148.jpg" width="468" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q_RBIhf1BVg/YJlDCLGnWMI/AAAAAAAAGSA/pNAN8XOzN-k_IuJyLIfh_ImPg4Nd3S-qQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2016/IMG_6156.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q_RBIhf1BVg/YJlDCLGnWMI/AAAAAAAAGSA/pNAN8XOzN-k_IuJyLIfh_ImPg4Nd3S-qQCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_6156.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hl1oRqwn2i4/YJlDTEsTA2I/AAAAAAAAGSM/g0tNcqeW8VgaC_fNS7Qh8fZyxg9mgQc_wCNcBGAsYHQ/s2016/IMG_6183.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hl1oRqwn2i4/YJlDTEsTA2I/AAAAAAAAGSM/g0tNcqeW8VgaC_fNS7Qh8fZyxg9mgQc_wCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_6183.jpg" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Start of the second layer of colour on the jacket&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_U2Y1hZjyis/YJlC2KaqgrI/AAAAAAAAGR0/P-eT8Y0RAckx0KA6Q4iKbqPHA4uGfxpBQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2016/IMG_6240.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_U2Y1hZjyis/YJlC2KaqgrI/AAAAAAAAGR0/P-eT8Y0RAckx0KA6Q4iKbqPHA4uGfxpBQCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_6240.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">In all, I did four layers (including the first Raw Umber layer) and it took eleven days.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F2eknJe4MD4/YJlNkGD58fI/AAAAAAAAGSo/LpBJwMUZed40Ahz60ZSoG2hMscQfcd4AgCNcBGAsYHQ/s1280/IMG_6367.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1280" data-original-width="1181" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-F2eknJe4MD4/YJlNkGD58fI/AAAAAAAAGSo/LpBJwMUZed40Ahz60ZSoG2hMscQfcd4AgCNcBGAsYHQ/w590-h640/IMG_6367.jpg" width="590" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">This photo shows the size.</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>For details about workshops in oils, in portraiture and weekly classes in drawing and water colour please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-40050576915233963772021-05-02T09:33:00.002+01:002021-05-02T09:33:41.793+01:00baby baby! Coloured Pencil on Bristol Board<p>&nbsp;Babies are challenging to draw as their skin is so perfectly smooth - too much tonal variation and you can accidentally age the subject by months, if not years!&nbsp;</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x9I1aNOIr08/YI5huKPtR3I/AAAAAAAAGQA/t2Nl7XrSOHMVF9Brcnxl1g0ZgDSTR5wuACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_4590.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1591" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x9I1aNOIr08/YI5huKPtR3I/AAAAAAAAGQA/t2Nl7XrSOHMVF9Brcnxl1g0ZgDSTR5wuACNcBGAsYHQ/w498-h640/IMG_4590.heic" width="498" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><span style="text-align: left;">This little chap is the youngest of three siblings, and it's been my pleasure to draw all of them. They have been, as babies, uncannily alike.</span></div><div><span style="text-align: left;"><br /></span></div></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BpnAmFstt1U/YI5i_mY08jI/AAAAAAAAGQQ/Yws_BDBLAEUtvUu6M9z5911U2mLJxNdrgCNcBGAsYHQ/s1508/Image%2B02-05-2021%2Bat%2B09.29.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="881" data-original-width="1508" height="374" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BpnAmFstt1U/YI5i_mY08jI/AAAAAAAAGQQ/Yws_BDBLAEUtvUu6M9z5911U2mLJxNdrgCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h374/Image%2B02-05-2021%2Bat%2B09.29.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">A couple of stages along the way to completion. As you can see in the background, usually all areas have at least two colours, to get the tones and colours required.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRhPLedKIss/YI5jYoAne8I/AAAAAAAAGQY/9UYpTKRroM4-f34BA7UU9I_ENnSfa_OkwCNcBGAsYHQ/s1600/753fe8e8-fa4d-4501-adce-6575a8e7fa3f.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1600" data-original-width="1279" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sRhPLedKIss/YI5jYoAne8I/AAAAAAAAGQY/9UYpTKRroM4-f34BA7UU9I_ENnSfa_OkwCNcBGAsYHQ/w512-h640/753fe8e8-fa4d-4501-adce-6575a8e7fa3f.JPG" width="512" /></a></div><p>Here he is on Christmas Day, being shown his portrait!&nbsp;</p><p>All workshops are currently on both Zoom and in studio. If you would like info on weekly or one-off workshops please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</p><p><br /></p><br />Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-26056672144665904692021-04-26T14:09:00.005+01:002021-04-26T14:09:23.852+01:00Dog in coloured pencil, step by step<p>&nbsp;This much loved dog died very recently, and I was happy to have done this coloured pencil artwork (from a photo from when she was a young dog) for the owner to remember her by.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IvjcSgo76VM/YIa5FpItBuI/AAAAAAAAGPc/aiEPv1D2s2wCDhC1FFRFfgeD6dUhHj8fQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0523%2B2.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1666" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IvjcSgo76VM/YIa5FpItBuI/AAAAAAAAGPc/aiEPv1D2s2wCDhC1FFRFfgeD6dUhHj8fQCNcBGAsYHQ/w520-h640/IMG_0523%2B2.heic" width="520" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The artwork was small, around A4 in size. For dark coloured animals it is necessary to use an 'underpainting' technique, which helps get rid of the whiteness of the paper, and allows the darkest areas to be much richer and more intense. After a detailed line drawing, I like to start at the eyes and work outwards from there.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CWHwDZQNTa0/YIa4bp5R-SI/AAAAAAAAGO4/3eRVnnF9QkQH-pacpwNatLdXPZk-XuzoQCPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_9266.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-CWHwDZQNTa0/YIa4bp5R-SI/AAAAAAAAGO4/3eRVnnF9QkQH-pacpwNatLdXPZk-XuzoQCPcBGAYYCw/w480-h640/IMG_9266.heic" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mq8GeIUwrg8/YIa40slPGjI/AAAAAAAAGPY/KJrJASSappcEu8SdTdOavVBNd0EIlgM6ACPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_9319.HEIC" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mq8GeIUwrg8/YIa40slPGjI/AAAAAAAAGPY/KJrJASSappcEu8SdTdOavVBNd0EIlgM6ACPcBGAYYCw/w480-h640/IMG_9319.HEIC" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8oS8LWfNXh4/YIa4o5p9iNI/AAAAAAAAGPU/pljtKKnmX_YB2usMucJNxFneSKBRkoTRwCPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_0354%2B2.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1563" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8oS8LWfNXh4/YIa4o5p9iNI/AAAAAAAAGPU/pljtKKnmX_YB2usMucJNxFneSKBRkoTRwCPcBGAYYCw/w488-h640/IMG_0354%2B2.heic" width="488" /></a></div>The background is an out of focus hedge - I love the blobby patterns this creates.&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xjvamViWhLM/YIa46HCP5EI/AAAAAAAAGPg/aba0mDeq17olV3u3ULushLCUUrDVtMkVgCPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_0377%2B2.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1644" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xjvamViWhLM/YIa46HCP5EI/AAAAAAAAGPg/aba0mDeq17olV3u3ULushLCUUrDVtMkVgCPcBGAYYCw/w514-h640/IMG_0377%2B2.heic" width="514" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jaYKCPR13sA/YIa4-xSftCI/AAAAAAAAGPk/A2ISWeDGsxQfw4InCZIeEwtV3KIAcY6SgCPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_0453.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1331" data-original-width="2048" height="416" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jaYKCPR13sA/YIa4-xSftCI/AAAAAAAAGPk/A2ISWeDGsxQfw4InCZIeEwtV3KIAcY6SgCPcBGAYYCw/w640-h416/IMG_0453.heic" width="640" /></a></div>Grass is always a challenge and is quite labour intensive. This time I put in some of the paler stems first then worked around them.&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J3KjKKQegLk/YIa4kwswBrI/AAAAAAAAGPE/weCmCwsNBMMy4s8MFsqsChJw1dM-DoOlACPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_0458.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1390" data-original-width="2048" height="434" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J3KjKKQegLk/YIa4kwswBrI/AAAAAAAAGPE/weCmCwsNBMMy4s8MFsqsChJw1dM-DoOlACPcBGAYYCw/w640-h434/IMG_0458.heic" width="640" /></a></div>I then put in swathes of darker grasses, with mid tones on top.<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IvjcSgo76VM/YIa5FpItBuI/AAAAAAAAGPo/mhqmWlH0m5ATEFpvohxrfP1wkP6suHXOQCPcBGAYYCw/s2048/IMG_0523%2B2.heic" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1666" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-IvjcSgo76VM/YIa5FpItBuI/AAAAAAAAGPo/mhqmWlH0m5ATEFpvohxrfP1wkP6suHXOQCPcBGAYYCw/w520-h640/IMG_0523%2B2.heic" width="520" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>The whole artwork took around 30 hours. I use Caran d'Ache Prismalo 1, and a manual sharpener. I used Bristol Board for the smooth surface.<p></p><p><br /></p><p>For info on workshops (in studio and on Zoom) please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><p><br /><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-60538279046887390862021-04-21T19:21:00.002+01:002021-04-21T19:21:22.054+01:00Black Labrador, colour pencil commission <p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I had this commission last summer, and these photos take you through the steps it needed to finish with a rich, velvety black coat. <a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mF3QHXQHqXo/YIBjo1OWYSI/AAAAAAAAGNs/x7IVR1ckxOsCpoIBilGUrLKE1-pKQ-GkACPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4234.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="2016" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mF3QHXQHqXo/YIBjo1OWYSI/AAAAAAAAGNs/x7IVR1ckxOsCpoIBilGUrLKE1-pKQ-GkACPcBGAYYCw/w640-h480/IMG_4234.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BavW-WTBllo/YIBjq9nc8fI/AAAAAAAAGNw/xz4uvi23B7kVw1Ddq9JOg21OJYvM2aJuQCPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4236.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BavW-WTBllo/YIBjq9nc8fI/AAAAAAAAGNw/xz4uvi23B7kVw1Ddq9JOg21OJYvM2aJuQCPcBGAYYCw/w480-h640/IMG_4236.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MTtv81UTfTk/YIBjsRN9SLI/AAAAAAAAGN0/NIMMq4cFPmAEt9UA-nu1UUryQSE5MTKjgCPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4362.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="2016" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MTtv81UTfTk/YIBjsRN9SLI/AAAAAAAAGN0/NIMMq4cFPmAEt9UA-nu1UUryQSE5MTKjgCPcBGAYYCw/w640-h480/IMG_4362.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ivx6q2jmvM4/YIBjuJj2ZiI/AAAAAAAAGOQ/u3Mx3vPIWRcneosJ1br5wtnLuLzNKthDACPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4737.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ivx6q2jmvM4/YIBjuJj2ZiI/AAAAAAAAGOQ/u3Mx3vPIWRcneosJ1br5wtnLuLzNKthDACPcBGAYYCw/w480-h640/IMG_4737.jpg" width="480" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rwit-Uauysg/YIBjwGV-3lI/AAAAAAAAGOU/LVSY582zKtsaM6eLcecnlZq6qg42KIUuQCPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4748.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2016" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rwit-Uauysg/YIBjwGV-3lI/AAAAAAAAGOU/LVSY582zKtsaM6eLcecnlZq6qg42KIUuQCPcBGAYYCw/w480-h640/IMG_4748.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">There is so much under layering that it felt like two drawings. A brown dog with a black one on top! But without that underlayer, the colour would not have been rich enough and it would have look a bit flat.&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1Qq80ESLqBs/YIBjx4QJzNI/AAAAAAAAGOU/5MqfpkBeFl4vFlp1sTfID9GkZIGKr847QCPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4868.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="2016" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1Qq80ESLqBs/YIBjx4QJzNI/AAAAAAAAGOU/5MqfpkBeFl4vFlp1sTfID9GkZIGKr847QCPcBGAYYCw/w640-h480/IMG_4868.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1cnSyTum74M/YIBj2tOPFiI/AAAAAAAAGOE/Noth8iAOiPIqeZo0Ob-K6D5cpbUWraTbQCPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4873.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="2016" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1cnSyTum74M/YIBj2tOPFiI/AAAAAAAAGOE/Noth8iAOiPIqeZo0Ob-K6D5cpbUWraTbQCPcBGAYYCw/w640-h480/IMG_4873.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0LZA9ymP_Yk/YIBj5RjCs_I/AAAAAAAAGOI/KR_t5oTj1uIVdnmFuQAfEGf1SwA9FgnlwCPcBGAYYCw/s2016/IMG_4874.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="2016" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0LZA9ymP_Yk/YIBj5RjCs_I/AAAAAAAAGOI/KR_t5oTj1uIVdnmFuQAfEGf1SwA9FgnlwCPcBGAYYCw/w640-h480/IMG_4874.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><br />&nbsp;I mostly use Caran d'ache colour pencils, and work on Bristol board which is lovely and smooth and holds the pigments well.&nbsp;<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8uccT2deUnY/YIBj6iczbGI/AAAAAAAAGOM/eynkcrFxVZsXQruh9yNOqC7-JFCIoamgwCNcBGAsYHQ/s1512/IMG_5356.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1512" data-original-width="1512" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8uccT2deUnY/YIBj6iczbGI/AAAAAAAAGOM/eynkcrFxVZsXQruh9yNOqC7-JFCIoamgwCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h640/IMG_5356.JPG" width="640" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For info on commissions and workshops please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-66449335997710341892021-04-21T18:35:00.005+01:002021-04-21T18:35:55.044+01:00Portrait commission, progress shots (and cats in the studio) <p>&nbsp;Cats are an interesting addition to any studio, and not, I must admit, for the faint hearted. They have a knack of wanting to sit just where you are, or on the computer keyboard or, wait for it, ON YOUR ARTWORK. This is a common occurrance for my students too, as many of them finish off their Zoom class by sending a photo of the cat either drinking their water colour water, or sitting directly on top of their painting!&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kw__fDbvf6M/YIAhy-SO5OI/AAAAAAAAGM0/318HI7yxnBsSvvmZsh0wUyM9oiPuhDovACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5824.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kw__fDbvf6M/YIAhy-SO5OI/AAAAAAAAGM0/318HI7yxnBsSvvmZsh0wUyM9oiPuhDovACNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_5824.jpg" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">'What's the story?'&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table>I'd just blocked in the line drawing for this commission when the cat decided it was enough already. No harm was done, thankfully...&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-phx2C_ds9z4/YIAh2SHiCWI/AAAAAAAAGM4/z3KeMrUUtloKEvPBiFtiPRAELs4bBNyjQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5831.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1950" data-original-width="2048" height="610" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-phx2C_ds9z4/YIAh2SHiCWI/AAAAAAAAGM4/z3KeMrUUtloKEvPBiFtiPRAELs4bBNyjQCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h610/IMG_5831.jpg" width="640" /></a></div>Usually, I like to start at the eyes and work outwards from there. This was a graphite commission, so only one layer needed.&nbsp;<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6bL8I2xpmtw/YIAh4MBzggI/AAAAAAAAGM8/RAmDtOW1UpU8ueAORrfnaDdkciKaznLpACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5865.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6bL8I2xpmtw/YIAh4MBzggI/AAAAAAAAGM8/RAmDtOW1UpU8ueAORrfnaDdkciKaznLpACNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/IMG_5865.jpg" width="480" /></a></div>Gently gently down the cheek - the best work to have in mind is 'SOFT' - no hard transitions or edges!<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_p8ITZjl3DM/YIAh7fzax-I/AAAAAAAAGNA/cioUWqk6AnIaTe5_7S71iQCnYUYI3H4wQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_5990.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1459" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_p8ITZjl3DM/YIAh7fzax-I/AAAAAAAAGNA/cioUWqk6AnIaTe5_7S71iQCnYUYI3H4wQCNcBGAsYHQ/w456-h640/IMG_5990.jpg" width="456" /></a></div><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wAsR0xVkC14/YIAh9I2PE6I/AAAAAAAAGNE/fPA8rIcPaa0pU6SiGs9Z8a-jaZnTOxvXwCNcBGAsYHQ/s4032/IMG_5931.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="3024" data-original-width="4032" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wAsR0xVkC14/YIAh9I2PE6I/AAAAAAAAGNE/fPA8rIcPaa0pU6SiGs9Z8a-jaZnTOxvXwCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h480/IMG_5931.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">'I give up'</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J2mOCqZVeJM/YIAiAQsr88I/AAAAAAAAGNI/GZUyOV15vzoF4OUlnyIeJ6PJpW5PYY-RwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/JuileDouglasPortrait.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1639" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-J2mOCqZVeJM/YIAiAQsr88I/AAAAAAAAGNI/GZUyOV15vzoF4OUlnyIeJ6PJpW5PYY-RwCNcBGAsYHQ/w512-h640/JuileDouglasPortrait.jpg" width="512" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Above, the finished artwork.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bktDRtnlKKo/YIBg-oSxAxI/AAAAAAAAGNk/SoCwSpFWOMQFeg5T4SbUsvT-E_Zwj6g6gCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_9350.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" height="480" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bktDRtnlKKo/YIBg-oSxAxI/AAAAAAAAGNk/SoCwSpFWOMQFeg5T4SbUsvT-E_Zwj6g6gCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h480/IMG_9350.JPG" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Finally, dear little Lulu, who was fond of lifting the pencil and 'helping'. Fondly missed.&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>For info on portraits, or drawing and painting workshops please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk<br /><p><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-26498526504309202382021-04-21T13:21:00.004+01:002021-04-21T13:21:46.981+01:00Pet Portrait commissions, oils 30cm x 30xm <p>Dogs are such loyal loving pets that many people choose to honour them with a portrait. This lovely dog was very poorly, and her owner asked me to do two portraits of her before she died, one for the owner and the other for his daughter. &nbsp;</p><p></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zm-0_TBUmp8/YIAW2CACxqI/AAAAAAAAGMo/h_2tTY5tDBM4HO4eo6j4MiDm6EtTaP-nQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/JulieDouglasportrait.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2043" data-original-width="2048" height="638" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Zm-0_TBUmp8/YIAW2CACxqI/AAAAAAAAGMo/h_2tTY5tDBM4HO4eo6j4MiDm6EtTaP-nQCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h638/JulieDouglasportrait.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><p></p><p>I was lucky enough to be able to take the photos myself, particularly as she was a dark haired dog, which can be difficult to photograph. It's also nice for the owner to be able to select the reference from a variety of suitable photographs, to choose the one which means the most to them.&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vbTEsIXXiV0/YIAW0xkUWFI/AAAAAAAAGMk/dd5XSnK-Cu4ey09tPB20EU_-K6Z7KU0VwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Julie%2BDouglas%2Bportrait.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="2040" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vbTEsIXXiV0/YIAW0xkUWFI/AAAAAAAAGMk/dd5XSnK-Cu4ey09tPB20EU_-K6Z7KU0VwCNcBGAsYHQ/w638-h640/Julie%2BDouglas%2Bportrait.jpg" width="638" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">Each painting was 30cm x 30cm, painted in oil on linen canvas. The background was kept plain so as not to detract from the detail of the dog herself.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">For details or questions about classes or commissions please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-6420160179334858702021-04-21T13:08:00.000+01:002021-04-21T13:08:41.764+01:00Portrait commissions, graphite <p>It's been a busy few months for commissions, which has been thoroughly enjoyable. Some were of much loved people, and others were of much loved pets.&nbsp;</p><p>Here are the first two, graphite drawings of a father and son, who were prominent Solicitors in Belfast.&nbsp;</p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4SPfjkmEuTM/YIAPcXmPWQI/AAAAAAAAGME/-Fo004AT6GMncibmS_Beyw0S7AFpDAuigCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/Julie%2BDouglas%2BPortrait.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1764" data-original-width="2048" height="551" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4SPfjkmEuTM/YIAPcXmPWQI/AAAAAAAAGME/-Fo004AT6GMncibmS_Beyw0S7AFpDAuigCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h551/Julie%2BDouglas%2BPortrait.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UCtrgATJL2c/YIAPnsQWMwI/AAAAAAAAGMI/UiYFLs7HPPAiMukPwKqD7xWRGdx8SUQrACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/DouglasPortrait.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1221" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UCtrgATJL2c/YIAPnsQWMwI/AAAAAAAAGMI/UiYFLs7HPPAiMukPwKqD7xWRGdx8SUQrACNcBGAsYHQ/w382-h640/DouglasPortrait.jpg" width="382" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hFgchEYafTk/YIAS7obZtBI/AAAAAAAAGMU/UkM2ezEHzzE1Z4kYhpJZ8SrTETqx8lpcgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/JuileDouglasPortrait.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1639" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hFgchEYafTk/YIAS7obZtBI/AAAAAAAAGMU/UkM2ezEHzzE1Z4kYhpJZ8SrTETqx8lpcgCNcBGAsYHQ/w512-h640/JuileDouglasPortrait.jpg" width="512" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">This drawing of Laura was commissioned by her parents as a birthday present for her. The photo below shows the clients holding the artwork - I am showing you this so you have an idea of scale. They were all very happy!</div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4-oQVL6VUiw/YIAS9GNLAWI/AAAAAAAAGMY/_Ul1tlL4lY0tEquPWmViFiqU1qucnpCYgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/happy%2Bclients.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1574" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4-oQVL6VUiw/YIAS9GNLAWI/AAAAAAAAGMY/_Ul1tlL4lY0tEquPWmViFiqU1qucnpCYgCNcBGAsYHQ/w493-h640/happy%2Bclients.jpg" width="493" /></a></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">If you are interested in commissioning a portrait, or attending a portrait workshop (either in the studio or on Zoom) please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">It is always an honour to be asked to do a portrait, and while it's impossible to know exactly what the client has in mind, I make it my priority to ask as many questions in advance, and provide a rough visual before starting the final work.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">The studio is tentatively reopening as lockdown restrictions ease, and I look forward to welcoming some of you there as soon as possible.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><br /><p><br /></p><p><br /></p><p><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-69040668127712577652021-01-09T17:41:00.002+00:002021-01-09T17:56:14.630+00:00New Year, New Skills, New Sticking Power<p>I am about to start my new term, the start of a new year. While it is not always&nbsp;useful to look backwards, there were some positive things to be learnt from our creative experiences in 2020. I discovered, along with my students, just how successful teaching over Zoom really is. Having many years of teaching experience as a distance learning teacher for London Art College in the days before Zoom, I can really feel the difference. Now, we have a virtual classroom. Students engage with each other and can see each others progress, and share difficulties. My fears that the internet would not cope were largely unfounded.</p><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ffzj0DDYBPM/X_npx2rTz0I/AAAAAAAAGHo/QhR60mHdVTwHOxnVIlzWywONckX5GHfpQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2618/vine%2Bcherries.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1201" data-original-width="2618" height="294" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ffzj0DDYBPM/X_npx2rTz0I/AAAAAAAAGHo/QhR60mHdVTwHOxnVIlzWywONckX5GHfpQCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h294/vine%2Bcherries.jpg" width="640" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: start;">(Above: lovely water colour by student Jeanette H.)&nbsp;</span><br style="text-align: start;" /><br style="text-align: start;" /><span style="text-align: start;">Yes, lockdown has been draining. And perhaps this time, our resolve to Keep On Keeping On&nbsp;is to be even more seriously tested. I encourage you not to give up, but to embrace the skills we learn by drawing and painting, and remain connected to fellow creatives via our&nbsp;computers. It's not 'the same' as being in the studio - but it's still connection. As an artist, I discovered long ago the value of connecting with others. While the real process of painting is a solitary act, it is necessary to share the spark with like minded folk.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: start;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MKwHWA9Umi0/X_nqHjxOsJI/AAAAAAAAGHw/tLgNsClFmPU9I1vXr98Wbtr7Mlip_jTTgCNcBGAsYHQ/s1024/Dawn%2Bstudy.JPG" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1024" data-original-width="768" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MKwHWA9Umi0/X_nqHjxOsJI/AAAAAAAAGHw/tLgNsClFmPU9I1vXr98Wbtr7Mlip_jTTgCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/Dawn%2Bstudy.JPG" width="480" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: start;">(Above: lovely leaves by student Dawn J)</span><br style="text-align: start;" /><br style="text-align: start;" /><span style="text-align: start;">Feedback from students using Zoom has mostly been positive. Students find that they spend more&nbsp;time during the week working on their artwork, as the set-up is right there in front of them. Using What's App, they communicate with each other (but not overly!). The standard of work they produce has rocketed. Even though they may not realise that themselves.&nbsp;</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: start;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XbBw9CNo8_k/X_nqYC0nduI/AAAAAAAAGH4/yX4-guojprIi635dHzCDkFO9sW-ev13rACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/sara%2Bstudy.heic" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1205" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XbBw9CNo8_k/X_nqYC0nduI/AAAAAAAAGH4/yX4-guojprIi635dHzCDkFO9sW-ev13rACNcBGAsYHQ/w376-h640/sara%2Bstudy.heic" width="376" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: start;">(Above: relaxed little studies by Sara C)</span><br style="text-align: start;" /><br style="text-align: start;" /><span style="text-align: start;">Classes cover observation drawing, pencil, pastels, pen and wash, water colour and some oils. I provide the topic each week, and we work from life as much as possible.&nbsp;If you would like a place on a weekly class, there are three morning and two evenings to choose from and you will recieve a warm welcome. No past experience necessary, just a desire to learn. All classes are fully tutored.&nbsp;</span><br style="text-align: start;" /><br style="text-align: start;" /><span style="text-align: start;">For booking and fees information, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</span></div><br /><span style="text-align: start;"><br /></span></div><br /><span style="text-align: start;"><br /></span></div><br /><p><br /></p><br />Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-91101258419135397172020-11-01T11:11:00.009+00:002020-11-01T21:23:54.488+00:00NEW! A new six day online Still Life workshop with Maestro M John Angel <p>Dates: the first two weekends in December, Dec 4, 5, 6 and Dec 11, 12, 13th 10am - 4pm.&nbsp;</p><p>Stop the presses! A new six day online Still Life Workshop with <i>Maestro</i> M John Angel.&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UGRoGxLfLrY/X56WNim_4QI/AAAAAAAAGFo/4nLYhF0lbG8xFh_oNq5o3jgPoQrnzjkDACNcBGAsYHQ/s640/Oranges-w.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="358" data-original-width="640" height="358" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UGRoGxLfLrY/X56WNim_4QI/AAAAAAAAGFo/4nLYhF0lbG8xFh_oNq5o3jgPoQrnzjkDACNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h358/Oranges-w.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Photo: set up by student at AAA under Maestro's teaching<br /></td></tr></tbody></table><p>After the success of our first online Zoom workshop in portrait painting, I am delighted to tell you about our next project. Over two weekends, <i>Maestro</i> is giving a brand new workshop in still life painting. Using live demonstrations (as well as a couple of pre recorded videos relevant to the processes), this workshop will guide you from the beginning through to completion of a still life, with reference materials provided. You will be able to choose from a photographic reference or to work from a master painting (both options will be provided and sent to you upon booking).&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-itno85wUcvo/X577NY4N9MI/AAAAAAAAGGA/MhHN21bdYZUC5S7sl1SdKajB156YhoxRQCNcBGAsYHQ/s604/Andrea%2Bstill%2Blife.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="604" data-original-width="480" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-itno85wUcvo/X577NY4N9MI/AAAAAAAAGGA/MhHN21bdYZUC5S7sl1SdKajB156YhoxRQCNcBGAsYHQ/w508-h640/Andrea%2Bstill%2Blife.jpeg" width="508" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Painting by student at AAA under Maestro's teaching<br /></td></tr></tbody></table>&nbsp;<table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eJnbdWtYQLQ/X577WddbAuI/AAAAAAAAGGE/-yYvmoUmPAAPzuq6PcoDxSeSfOLF26dWwCNcBGAsYHQ/s621/still%2Blife%2B393.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="480" data-original-width="621" height="494" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-eJnbdWtYQLQ/X577WddbAuI/AAAAAAAAGGE/-yYvmoUmPAAPzuq6PcoDxSeSfOLF26dWwCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h494/still%2Blife%2B393.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Painting by student at AAA under Maestro's teaching</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0vL_gFtj_5U/X577rrQ2YlI/AAAAAAAAGGQ/ujRsftReKyATMif-pe51AH5SQuB9_wpEgCNcBGAsYHQ/s639/red-white%2Bstill%2Blife.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="639" data-original-width="480" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0vL_gFtj_5U/X577rrQ2YlI/AAAAAAAAGGQ/ujRsftReKyATMif-pe51AH5SQuB9_wpEgCNcBGAsYHQ/w480-h640/red-white%2Bstill%2Blife.jpeg" width="480" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Painting by student at AAA under Maestro's teaching</td></tr></tbody></table><p>The Zoom platform has proved excellent for teaching.&nbsp;<i>Maestro</i>&nbsp;is with the students for the entire duration of each day, answering questions and giving constant feedback to every student. It is a much more hands-on experience than being in the studio - counter intuitive, I know, but it's true!</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gs_CI_svqAk/X56WwdwbHRI/AAAAAAAAGFw/ttEaq_1kW_AFVvXVw82EGq0tFlgYGwX3QCNcBGAsYHQ/s493/online%2Bstudent455.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="481" data-original-width="493" height="624" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Gs_CI_svqAk/X56WwdwbHRI/AAAAAAAAGFw/ttEaq_1kW_AFVvXVw82EGq0tFlgYGwX3QCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h624/online%2Bstudent455.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Student working on Zoom, tuning in from Dubai, summer 2020 - Maestro's view!<br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fnlQ78UoTrk/X56XEJs6v7I/AAAAAAAAGF4/gWDpPK2TvMYefzS7lXpE02NUNBYhataWwCNcBGAsYHQ/s514/online%2Bstudent-Carol.jpeg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="481" data-original-width="514" height="598" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fnlQ78UoTrk/X56XEJs6v7I/AAAAAAAAGF4/gWDpPK2TvMYefzS7lXpE02NUNBYhataWwCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h598/online%2Bstudent-Carol.jpeg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Online student, tuning in from Canada, &nbsp;seen from Maestro's viewpoint, summer 2020<br /></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p><i>Maestro</i> will guide you through all the steps and stages of creating a painting, in a way which will empower you and improve your confidence and understanding.&nbsp;</p><p>The workshop is fascililtated by Julie Douglas at Belfast Academy of Realist Art. Julie and Mr Angel have worked together on five workshops to date. Julie's teaching background enhances the students experiencce on the workshop as she provides notes from each day (live) and helps ensure the course runs smoothly. If you have not tried an online workshop, I encourage you to try this one. Julie has taught over 100 classes online - intense, student-centred and focussed.&nbsp;</p><p><b>For more details please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</b></p><p>Cost £810.</p><p>Materials list and image options (which are NOT the same as those illustrated above, but are just as delicious) will be provided.&nbsp;</p><p><b>Here is some feedback from students on the previous Zoom workshop:</b></p><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody;"><i><b>A unique opportunity to paint with the best....Florence came to Belfast!</b></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody;"><i><b>The recent Portrait course with Michael John Angel provided learning with the Maestro over live online sessions, while access to recorded demos allowed you to view and work at your own pace. This allowed for a comfortable mix of progress and ability levels. There was also access to personal review and critique when ready.&nbsp;</b></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody;"><i><b>The partnership with Julie Douglas and BARA meant excellent ongoing support to help participants get the most from the experience. The course provided the chance to become part of a network of dedicated artists learning from each other under world class tuition.&nbsp;</b></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody;"><i><b>Margery Lavery, Ireland</b></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><i><br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;" /><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;">Maestro’s Zoom workshop was a real treat , better than my experience at the Angel academy, &nbsp;to have Maestro sitting there available for Q&amp;A throughout the workshop, not having to look over someone else’s shoulder, it has been amazing!!! Not to mention the recording of the videos and well prepared notes. &nbsp;Can’t say enough good things about it.🙏🙏🙏 - Wendy, Hong Kong</span></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><i><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;"><br /></span></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><span><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica;"><i>I’ll certainly give you a testimony- it was the best course ever - Judy, Ireland</i></div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-style: normal;" /></span></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><i><br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;" /><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;">I really enjoyed the zoom course. &nbsp;I was very nervous and anxious about it, but John is always reassuring and I got more from it than being in the studio. &nbsp;I had more time and space to receive and digest the information. Lesley, London</span></i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica;"><i><br /></i></span></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(69, 69, 69); color: #454545; font-family: UICTFontTextStyleBody; font-size: 12px;"><span><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica;"><i>I have been both fortunate and privileged to come under the tutelage of John Micheal Angel for 3 workshops to date.&nbsp;<br />The third workshop came in the now popular Zoom format.<br />All 3 courses were wonderfully hosted and organised by Julie Douglas of B.A.R.A.&nbsp;<br />The last course ( Zoom) was &nbsp;supported by daily emails, brief concise pre demonstration videos and regular individual critiques throughout.&nbsp;<br />I found this final course to be invaluable in my journey as a struggling artist - knowing that I can refer to the ‘Technique videos‘ all of which are &nbsp;expertly demonstrated by the great Maestro himself.&nbsp;<br />I would strongly recommend this course to artists of all levels .&nbsp;Tess, Ireland</i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;"><br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica;"><br />I am a student at the Angel Art Academy and am going through the Diploma program. &nbsp;I completed 2 terms there (working only in pencil and charcoal) when Covid-19 struck and I had to head home. &nbsp;I enrolled for the online Portraiture class with Maestro having never painted before and I was very happy with the progress I made in such a short time. &nbsp;Maestro’s step-by-step videos were very detailed and easy to follow. &nbsp;In class we got one-on-one attention and Maestro gave instant expert critique. &nbsp;in some cases online was better as there was little or no distraction and I gave 100% focus to my work.&nbsp;Bhajan, Australia<br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;"><br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;"><br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica;"><i>I just wanted to write a few words about our Portrait painting workshop via Zoom in August.<br />Maestro’s class was very organized with the preview of video demonstrations then live painting and helpful discussions. &nbsp;Most crits were done off camera unless the student showed the work to all of us.<br />I would take another portrait painting class from you both in a heart beat.<br />Thanks again.<br />Sandra, California</i></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-style: normal;"><br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica;"><div dir="auto" style="caret-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px;">I recently attended a Zoom Workshop with Maestro Michael John Angel via the Belfast Academy, &nbsp; Maestro is an excellent instructor and his expertise, and knowledge is communicated well and actually enhanced by online instruction.&nbsp; The videos and real time commentary and feedback enabled students to learn a lot. The Zoom Workshop was close to in person classes. It was very easy to watch Maestro work close up in the excellent recordings produced by the Belfast Academy. -&nbsp;Carol Rooney</div><div style="caret-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px;">Alberta, Canada</div><div style="caret-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px; font-style: normal;"><br /></div><div style="caret-color: rgb(34, 34, 34); color: #222222; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px;"><i><br style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;" /><span style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-family: Helvetica; font-size: 12px;">Taking a portrait class with amazing Mr. John Angel was an unforgettable experience. I have learned so much in a short period of time that would need years of practice and processing. Also the organization of the class was very good. You are in constant direct contact with the teacher himself. &nbsp;I would definitely recommend this course. Janis, Dubai</span></i></div></div><br class="Apple-interchange-newline" style="caret-color: rgb(0, 0, 0); color: black; font-style: normal;" /></span></div>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-49244288996588499392020-11-01T10:42:00.003+00:002020-11-01T10:42:45.310+00:00Pet portrait workshop Sat 28th & Sun 29th November <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EJOY_pTl_Yg/X56N59q32aI/AAAAAAAAGEw/J00UCK927wgZ-fib1n6k2k3doN9lUemaACNcBGAsYHQ/s913/Screenshot%2B2020-10-31%2Bat%2B14.17.22.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="913" data-original-width="808" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EJOY_pTl_Yg/X56N59q32aI/AAAAAAAAGEw/J00UCK927wgZ-fib1n6k2k3doN9lUemaACNcBGAsYHQ/w566-h640/Screenshot%2B2020-10-31%2Bat%2B14.17.22.png" width="566" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Coloured pencil artwork, Julie Douglas&nbsp;<br /></td></tr></tbody></table></div><p>We love drawing and painting our pets! Whether it's a kitten, a camel or a canary, this workshop will help you get the little darlings down on paper! Two days of drawing, using graphite or coloured pencils, we will go through the steps you need to create a likeness and understand the best way to deal with hair (or feathers!).&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tTLBEaLwxfQ/X56OMdBfc4I/AAAAAAAAGE4/sX04plB1rjogZobfGZw8HqSZzmuHdPq7wCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/a7db4658-f2fd-4362-9d3d-2fccab56a7ad.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1494" data-original-width="2048" height="466" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tTLBEaLwxfQ/X56OMdBfc4I/AAAAAAAAGE4/sX04plB1rjogZobfGZw8HqSZzmuHdPq7wCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h466/a7db4658-f2fd-4362-9d3d-2fccab56a7ad.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Early stages in the coloured pencil process<br /></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: left;">We all need something to look forward to - lets look forward to drawing our animal friends. &nbsp;We will work from your own reference photo, or if you would like to use one of mine, that is fine. Suitable for all levels of experience.</span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><span style="text-align: left;"><br /></span></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1PQvTWmM0-U/X56OkTKZu3I/AAAAAAAAGFI/0cRFa0chu4Q24Q5ovSvNgkynULhMPgmOwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/c5a9b8d0-4eb9-469e-a2bc-5862aac67ac7.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1642" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1PQvTWmM0-U/X56OkTKZu3I/AAAAAAAAGFI/0cRFa0chu4Q24Q5ovSvNgkynULhMPgmOwCNcBGAsYHQ/w514-h640/c5a9b8d0-4eb9-469e-a2bc-5862aac67ac7.jpg" width="514" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQIs2Xdhmgw/X56PpwecXqI/AAAAAAAAGFc/_6zI5k7xL44JvAHlY5Vi6waq_ausrhH0wCNcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_3570.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1069" data-original-width="1600" height="428" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-wQIs2Xdhmgw/X56PpwecXqI/AAAAAAAAGFc/_6zI5k7xL44JvAHlY5Vi6waq_ausrhH0wCNcBGAsYHQ/w640-h428/IMG_3570.JPG" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">So much colour in 'white'!</td></tr></tbody></table><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tdzYZrykxd8/X56O25_UckI/AAAAAAAAGFQ/zJcDhIacQZgOvW3dpj_6EtEAd6dN0SH2gCNcBGAsYHQ/s915/Screenshot%2B2020-10-31%2Bat%2B14.17.08.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="915" data-original-width="705" height="640" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tdzYZrykxd8/X56O25_UckI/AAAAAAAAGFQ/zJcDhIacQZgOvW3dpj_6EtEAd6dN0SH2gCNcBGAsYHQ/w494-h640/Screenshot%2B2020-10-31%2Bat%2B14.17.08.png" width="494" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">So much colour in 'black'!<br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><div>Timings: 10.30 - 4.30 on Saturday, 1pm - 7pm on Sunday. Cost £190. Materials list provided.&nbsp;<br /><div><b><br /></b></div><div><b>This workshop is (currently) available as socially distanced in-studio as well as on Zoom.</b></div><div><b><br /></b></div><h4 style="text-align: left;"><i>Julie Douglas is an award winning coloured pencil artist, with awards from the Association of Illustrators, UK and the American Color Pencil Society.&nbsp;</i></h4><div><br /></div><div>For more info or booking please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</div><div><br /></div><div><br /><br /></div></div>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-10321501447944171282020-10-27T15:18:00.044+00:002020-10-28T14:28:39.313+00:00Portrait workshop 6 - 8th November 2020 with Julie Douglas<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">I am very pleased to be running this workshop again - it is a popular and very rewarding class.&nbsp;</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GZaxworuzSw/X5l-EsuGLUI/AAAAAAAAGEQ/XP3gTqQkh1IfVH4eLrAo_KuXKWWmSaHiQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0117.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1712" height="320" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GZaxworuzSw/X5l-EsuGLUI/AAAAAAAAGEQ/XP3gTqQkh1IfVH4eLrAo_KuXKWWmSaHiQCNcBGAsYHQ/s320/IMG_0117.jpg" /></a></div><br />Over three intense sessions in one weekend,this workshop takes you through the steps you need to create convincing portraits, including how to measure, studying the features, &nbsp;and how to get a likeness. All reference material is provided, and the workshop is both <b>in-studio as well as on Zoom</b>. If you wish you may use your own photo on the third day. We will use graphite, and if you wish, coloured pencils.&nbsp;<div><br /></div><div>This little video below outlines the content of my portrait workshop.<br /><div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen='allowfullscreen' webkitallowfullscreen='webkitallowfullscreen' mozallowfullscreen='mozallowfullscreen' width='320' height='266' src='https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dx2WORqkSEQ35FLoMmHhNZA6-X5KFuP3zbwHVnkAFjx9RIvdKDIWiay06S94YZ6iGTvjvGpZ6XqOvyitqK7nA' class='b-hbp-video b-uploaded' frameborder='0' /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div>Friday 6th NOvember, 6 - 9.30pm, Saturday 7th 3 - 7pm, Sun 8th 3 - 8pm.&nbsp;</div><div><br /></div><div>If you'd like more info, or to book, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk</div><div><br /></div></div>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-40795797895546541212020-10-05T11:13:00.001+01:002020-10-05T11:13:04.826+01:00Autumn at BARAI like to start the academic year with a bit of drawing, lest students have become a tad rusty during the break! Once we have that in the bag, the subjects are as seasonal as possible - which is always a treat in the autumn. I have a particular favourite hedge beside the sea, which has an incredible crop of rose hips - a gorgeous subject, particularly once the excess leaves are trimmed, revealing the plump hips. Currently, Covid-19 is still lurking, so to help socially distancing in the studio, I make a (silent!) demonstration movie for each week. Some studenst attend using Zoom, so the video is great for that, and it also provides a great reference tool for students afterwards too. Here is the demo for painting rose hips: <iframe allowfullscreen='allowfullscreen' webkitallowfullscreen='webkitallowfullscreen' mozallowfullscreen='mozallowfullscreen' width='320' height='266' src='https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dyZpB19Ucqwwgs66EFBg16hyv_IrliLdJTZYn3Xjpvuv1vYQBi5_bq_Lb1mTRC9EJ2Z7IAI1JfUAB187kziEw' class='b-hbp-video b-uploaded' frameborder='0' /> Below - a lovely coloured pencil study by Liz McM, who joined the class via Zoom. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKLAdVPbOnw/X3rs8K_eZqI/AAAAAAAAGDY/Y5f85mJgTowjmZd3ygES5dHtpmlHyx5kQCNcBGAsYHQ/s980/Rosehip1.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="553" data-original-width="980" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKLAdVPbOnw/X3rs8K_eZqI/AAAAAAAAGDY/Y5f85mJgTowjmZd3ygES5dHtpmlHyx5kQCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/Rosehip1.JPG"/></a></div> Below - more lovely student examples, using water colour. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5zaDQ-TxAgA/X3rtbDH3XMI/AAAAAAAAGDg/V_fvKh_TQkIbJwsGel4UlxBQXNO1jnmYgCNcBGAsYHQ/s768/studentrose.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="695" data-original-width="768" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5zaDQ-TxAgA/X3rtbDH3XMI/AAAAAAAAGDg/V_fvKh_TQkIbJwsGel4UlxBQXNO1jnmYgCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/studentrose.JPG"/></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1TR_xSdhkJM/X3rttjltrQI/AAAAAAAAGDo/wYqZ4GZ6hqgyw5ZQUG3tFwcvVWk4ulLVQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/rosehip2.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1620" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1TR_xSdhkJM/X3rttjltrQI/AAAAAAAAGDo/wYqZ4GZ6hqgyw5ZQUG3tFwcvVWk4ulLVQCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/rosehip2.jpg"/></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6QNgH9G5FdE/X3rt-KRcLGI/AAAAAAAAGDw/QKSI7Z6a4ZoT6SukJYR4WN1AHBX7ZKb3gCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/RosehipLiz.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1705" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6QNgH9G5FdE/X3rt-KRcLGI/AAAAAAAAGDw/QKSI7Z6a4ZoT6SukJYR4WN1AHBX7ZKb3gCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/RosehipLiz.jpg"/></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tG3yw35ziaM/X3ruU3QkZoI/AAAAAAAAGD4/zG34YUJFMnwd8bA-Xqc4ocheCpSo7hHbwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/RosehipSara.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center; "><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1391" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tG3yw35ziaM/X3ruU3QkZoI/AAAAAAAAGD4/zG34YUJFMnwd8bA-Xqc4ocheCpSo7hHbwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/RosehipSara.jpg"/></a></div> Weekly classes are running all through autumn, with availability on a couple of classes. For info email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk All classes are available in-studio (socially distanced) as well as on Zoom. Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-81377527956531022372020-08-29T14:08:00.001+01:002020-08-29T14:08:00.307+01:00Working remotely during LockdownA week before we went into Lockdown in March 2020, some of my students decided they would work from home, a 'just in case' mechanism. So that they didn't miss out on their class, I did my first, very rough, demonstration video, by attaching my phone (camera) to a little chair placed on the table above my work. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_aQJWAooUWA/X0exhLRgWLI/AAAAAAAAF_I/ZgTUJygkdhY4PspgcW_RoEU2xmGfoJDSwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_4958.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1597" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_aQJWAooUWA/X0exhLRgWLI/AAAAAAAAF_I/ZgTUJygkdhY4PspgcW_RoEU2xmGfoJDSwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_4958.jpg"/></a></div> The challenge for me was to choose a subject that was accessible to everyone (so I couldn't simply delve into my boxes of props and suggest something whacky or unusual, sigh...) So I nipped down to Lidl, and got a few bunches of irises, in the hope that the few absent students could do the same. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ac2wZuvAgPk/X0eyyiKRsfI/AAAAAAAAF_Q/udwZT_G1EPECR-BPdfs_7bui9lL2S0lMwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0485.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ac2wZuvAgPk/X0eyyiKRsfI/AAAAAAAAF_Q/udwZT_G1EPECR-BPdfs_7bui9lL2S0lMwCNcBGAsYHQ/s400/IMG_0485.JPG"/></a></div> It is really important to think beyond the subject itself, and consider the set-up. This means the environment around the subject. In the next photo, the iris is in a jar simply placed on a table. It is all clutter, the visual lines of the iris being distrupted by the background of the room. Not good to work from - too much going on! <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4_XoMvliExQ/X0e2mLrPO-I/AAAAAAAAF_g/vuBib3mgmBEOj1h32DmjGzIBRyoa42m-wCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0488.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4_XoMvliExQ/X0e2mLrPO-I/AAAAAAAAF_g/vuBib3mgmBEOj1h32DmjGzIBRyoa42m-wCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0488.JPG"/></a></div>A very simple solution is to put a piece of card (or a cardboard corner/shadow box behind it to give a clean background, allowing you to see the iris nicely. Below - a buff coloured card behind the flowers... <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-61Yb_puAgaQ/X0e3v1PGhuI/AAAAAAAAF_o/JGhFhl7F9JcOiIzf_K6ROLBOAB-Cu3AKgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0491.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-61Yb_puAgaQ/X0e3v1PGhuI/AAAAAAAAF_o/JGhFhl7F9JcOiIzf_K6ROLBOAB-Cu3AKgCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0491.JPG"/></a></div> And below, white card behind the flowers. There isn't a 'right' or 'wrong' colour, it is up to you what colour and what tonal value you prefer. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fa0BBMtwwPQ/X0e4BOgc_aI/AAAAAAAAF_w/Znt796cd8cwUviM2z9IKQ1-oUS4pZtjdACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0489.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Fa0BBMtwwPQ/X0e4BOgc_aI/AAAAAAAAF_w/Znt796cd8cwUviM2z9IKQ1-oUS4pZtjdACNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0489.JPG"/></a></div> In this exercise, I asked that students concentrate on the flowers, but I did love the patterns and reflections within the vase. The results were wonderful, both in-studio and from those working remotely. I particularly value colour 'tiles' on the page, as well as little trial studies - this is the correct way to approach any and every subject, rather than jumping in expecting to creat something 'finished' in one sitting. The first sitting (even if you only intend to DO one sitting) will always be the trial run, the study, the play and the what-if. If you regard it as such, you will learn, and enjoy it. Photo below - a lovely study page by a student, who worked from home using the demo video for help. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ti61Ts62dbg/X0ezwLUYdDI/AAAAAAAAF_Y/D6_m4mjz-Ckup0CSFGQesMj79ZdhRDoZQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_20200321_173928.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1572" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ti61Ts62dbg/X0ezwLUYdDI/AAAAAAAAF_Y/D6_m4mjz-Ckup0CSFGQesMj79ZdhRDoZQCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_20200321_173928.jpg"/></a></div> And below, a sketch book page from a student working in-studio. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xYZ9s6McCjw/X0e5WhHv5FI/AAAAAAAAF_4/ltsMSvF8bZEe3B75ANYQxRkfI55khwUzwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0502.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1037" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xYZ9s6McCjw/X0e5WhHv5FI/AAAAAAAAF_4/ltsMSvF8bZEe3B75ANYQxRkfI55khwUzwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0502.jpg"/></a></div> For info on upcoming classes and workshops both in-studio and online, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.ukJulie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-15621536619809609852020-08-28T10:05:00.016+01:002020-08-28T10:05:00.308+01:00Summer online workshops at BARA <p>This year, 2020, has been exceptionally busy at BARA. All classes and workshops have been online since March when we went into Lockdown, and even once restrictions were eased, classes have remained mostly online.&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QK1UfvMOnUY/X0PFbLQ791I/AAAAAAAAF9I/dOjiR5uW874ajQqnv6iCYIAqbmZCe2CXQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0754.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1678" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-QK1UfvMOnUY/X0PFbLQ791I/AAAAAAAAF9I/dOjiR5uW874ajQqnv6iCYIAqbmZCe2CXQCNcBGAsYHQ/s640/IMG_0754.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">From one of the firsst demo videos - very important to check your bottoms!&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sw5BfLKuzWo/X0PFeELtX0I/AAAAAAAAF9M/bIO9vh6ZFwE58OWRpT73uzrMFVtG5MCPQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0779.jpg" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sw5BfLKuzWo/X0PFeELtX0I/AAAAAAAAF9M/bIO9vh6ZFwE58OWRpT73uzrMFVtG5MCPQCNcBGAsYHQ/s640/IMG_0779.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Also from first video - also important to drink plenty of tea!</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Classes are live, but with pre recorded demonstration videos - I am mindful that not everyone has good internet connection, even in this day and age, and my worry was that doing live demonstrations only might exclude some students.&nbsp;</p><p>The pre recorded videos have been incredibly succesful and really popular, not least because they can be viewed many times. It does, of course, increase my workload, and that of my son Rory who has edited every one of them. However, it's great to be able to be useful in this way and keep all my students feeling connected to one another.&nbsp;</p><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-oDzFd3kLci0/X0PHg1WZKzI/AAAAAAAAF9Y/IvZFU6dTFqAwYjcURH7I0V_Vbpy-4xSmgCNcBGAsYHQ/s640/IMG_1289.JPG" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" width="640" /></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Film making, a job for all the family... Rory editing&nbsp;<br /><br /></td></tr></tbody></table><table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LypJRMcCJt8/X0PHjZG4aUI/AAAAAAAAF9c/57jobmI9whgfoI1tEqVtj4OCU9C-ggINACNcBGAsYHQ/s1242/IMG_1318.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><img border="0" data-original-height="704" data-original-width="1242" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LypJRMcCJt8/X0PHjZG4aUI/AAAAAAAAF9c/57jobmI9whgfoI1tEqVtj4OCU9C-ggINACNcBGAsYHQ/s640/IMG_1318.jpg" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;">Lulu 'helping'&nbsp;</td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>Sky Portrait Artist of The Year asked me to make a two minute film of how lockdown was impacting my creative practice, so here it is!</p><p><br /></p><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen='allowfullscreen' webkitallowfullscreen='webkitallowfullscreen' mozallowfullscreen='mozallowfullscreen' width='320' height='266' src='https://www.blogger.com/video.g?token=AD6v5dwPPHlOgtQF6QVA0fCcwIS9e61_YxU8GTOxz9gq2a1vcEZlBMi93RFcoiYB86N2PH4_PnzRnhljlE0N4-aE8A' class='b-hbp-video b-uploaded' frameborder='0' /></div><p><br /></p><p>For info on upcoming classes, some in-studio, many online, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk&nbsp;</p><p><br /></p>Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-899238264137276133.post-56505913642239082782020-08-27T15:10:00.004+01:002020-08-27T16:50:50.687+01:00The great advantage of a Retreat<div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NcFQemkIkyc/X0UbuBARkwI/AAAAAAAAF-4/R0C77VuV-PgG0TRhYef7xZUn2T0QwZWIwCNcBGAsYHQ/s1280/B10EF27C-4E73-43BD-ACBB-689012C669CE.jpeg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="960" data-original-width="1280" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NcFQemkIkyc/X0UbuBARkwI/AAAAAAAAF-4/R0C77VuV-PgG0TRhYef7xZUn2T0QwZWIwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/B10EF27C-4E73-43BD-ACBB-689012C669CE.jpeg"/></a></div>At least once a year my friend Claire and I go away to a cottage for a few days to restore our batteries, by painting and drawing, knitting, and in Claire's case a bit of creative writing. We also listen to as many Audiobooks and Tedtalks as we can cram in. It sometimes seems extreme to have to go away to really get away, but it does remove us from local distractions, and allows us to concentrate on whatever project has been calling us the most. I recommend it! This year we went a mere 50 minutes from town, to the bottom of the Ards Peninsuala - who says we have to go FAR to find beauty and solitude?! The photo below shows our view, across Strangrod Lough to the snow-topped Mourne Mountains. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_5wA2wEbWnI/X0fAbUhR5GI/AAAAAAAAGAA/laDaC9ghiZArkRZU91xJLH-ANWCkvQlswCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0348.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1356" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_5wA2wEbWnI/X0fAbUhR5GI/AAAAAAAAGAA/laDaC9ghiZArkRZU91xJLH-ANWCkvQlswCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0348.jpg"/></a></div>Below - walking on the shoreline when the tide was out. Freezing cold, but glorious. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dK_SeAUDau8/X0fA61sqZoI/AAAAAAAAGAI/fdhiq5kLjzQ0W0PW_c-4Hckrz3MN2B8ogCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_4826.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dK_SeAUDau8/X0fA61sqZoI/AAAAAAAAGAI/fdhiq5kLjzQ0W0PW_c-4Hckrz3MN2B8ogCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_4826.JPG"/></a></div>Below - the distinctive white pillars and red gates, catching the winter sunlight. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-77hCBYvoy8M/X0fBK1ZR8YI/AAAAAAAAGAQ/0Ll4Pk5whgEQcrkam1brlU76ZQoxJwAJwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0267.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-77hCBYvoy8M/X0fBK1ZR8YI/AAAAAAAAGAQ/0Ll4Pk5whgEQcrkam1brlU76ZQoxJwAJwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0267.JPG"/></a></div>Bleow - a little painting by Claire. Often we both do small paintings of the area we are staying in. It means we can have a relatively high output, which is refreshing and fun. It's good to cover a small canvas, then move on. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u-ZnSthdD9c/X0fCSZ9XmEI/AAAAAAAAGAY/rLPOWsChG1U-eObR8ddcVK_RWBllCqjoQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0273.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1940" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-u-ZnSthdD9c/X0fCSZ9XmEI/AAAAAAAAGAY/rLPOWsChG1U-eObR8ddcVK_RWBllCqjoQCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0273.jpg"/></a></div> <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-acP6xxLZfNQ/X0Ud_4RvZCI/AAAAAAAAF_A/myliqJ83Pn4HfiSAdV7duMzckHlM-q0zgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0275.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-acP6xxLZfNQ/X0Ud_4RvZCI/AAAAAAAAF_A/myliqJ83Pn4HfiSAdV7duMzckHlM-q0zgCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0275.JPG"/></a></div>The photo above shows the same lovely LITTLE painting by Claire, next to two LARGE panels that I worked on while we were way. Last year we went to County Cavan,where I workd on a wedding present for my friends... This photo shows the prep study, with the finished artwork beneath. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rJkq0NTvCzQ/X0fEMQotOKI/AAAAAAAAGAg/idLmfmEq5vwjT7_ZD0Y-DBlhl22umfjBQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_4287.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1536" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rJkq0NTvCzQ/X0fEMQotOKI/AAAAAAAAGAg/idLmfmEq5vwjT7_ZD0Y-DBlhl22umfjBQCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_4287.jpg"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2MGvkUBrUOY/X0fEVrjPKfI/AAAAAAAAGAk/vs4S49F-sNQJLfUHPls9Mpd7whSng1s6gCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6694.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1677" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2MGvkUBrUOY/X0fEVrjPKfI/AAAAAAAAGAk/vs4S49F-sNQJLfUHPls9Mpd7whSng1s6gCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_6694.jpg"/></a></div> I also finished a portrait commission.. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hrS4n8bqLpM/X0fEgaREnNI/AAAAAAAAGAs/o_1HPMGLKyMYgUY_ufUt-FNnhmlWndwgwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6676.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1620" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hrS4n8bqLpM/X0fEgaREnNI/AAAAAAAAGAs/o_1HPMGLKyMYgUY_ufUt-FNnhmlWndwgwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_6676.jpg"/></a></div>..and a couple of little local landscapes, from the hedgerow near the cottage. Size around 6 inches x 4 inches, oil. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m_SKdLEHLeo/X0fE0KPeSjI/AAAAAAAAGA4/3uZyA47rpTc_wrZAAMrnx5KNropMvt8RACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_4302.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1487" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-m_SKdLEHLeo/X0fE0KPeSjI/AAAAAAAAGA4/3uZyA47rpTc_wrZAAMrnx5KNropMvt8RACNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_4302.jpg"/></a></div> AND I finished my knitting! Hoorah! <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PvmoDV3ZRkc/X0fWSAW3vmI/AAAAAAAAGCA/Pj9FHAc_NCYUxjZAzLiUjgw_SdLWxOdxwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_6776.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="400" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1539" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PvmoDV3ZRkc/X0fWSAW3vmI/AAAAAAAAGCA/Pj9FHAc_NCYUxjZAzLiUjgw_SdLWxOdxwCNcBGAsYHQ/s400/IMG_6776.JPG"/></a></div> And the year before we had a blisteringly hot week in County Waterford. Below - Minnie enjoying a boat trip...! <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mh5KVXcqV1Y/X0fVQbwRupI/AAAAAAAAGB4/Q61YxPGwHsIwNFScyyOASfTMPdLedivzwCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0726.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mh5KVXcqV1Y/X0fVQbwRupI/AAAAAAAAGB4/Q61YxPGwHsIwNFScyyOASfTMPdLedivzwCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0726.JPG"/></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mMNRtKO93rI/X0fKsHD7aJI/AAAAAAAAGBA/xMCLqTYJSpEg5pJihvUum46ZOAf5DwYDACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0078.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mMNRtKO93rI/X0fKsHD7aJI/AAAAAAAAGBA/xMCLqTYJSpEg5pJihvUum46ZOAf5DwYDACNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0078.JPG"/></a></div>Above - the start of a little painting of Nendrum Monastic Site. below - a makeshift easel, using stacked up furntiure.. <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w_6oH-QkSlE/X0fRge22blI/AAAAAAAAGBY/RMi5oy8tO046Lk-yZuiWeO5X0Wur6kBdQCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0715.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w_6oH-QkSlE/X0fRge22blI/AAAAAAAAGBY/RMi5oy8tO046Lk-yZuiWeO5X0Wur6kBdQCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0715.JPG"/></a></div> Below - the finished little painting. Oil on panel approx 8 in x 1 0 in <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OkdG24ay1KY/X0fR3wz1CLI/AAAAAAAAGBg/LNeGRKztieQ0LQKGQD0YnXOYbHOI6DU1gCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_1751.JPG" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" height="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="1536" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OkdG24ay1KY/X0fR3wz1CLI/AAAAAAAAGBg/LNeGRKztieQ0LQKGQD0YnXOYbHOI6DU1gCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_1751.JPG"/></a></div> The best fun was driving through the lanes trying to locate the field of hay bales that we could see from our cottage. Below oil n Canvas approx 10in x 10 in <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aO2ulba0OQk/X0fSFkwtwSI/AAAAAAAAGBk/UzIB410zJ_YZuG49FaTeYI8GfqX99wQIACNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_3982.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="2048" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aO2ulba0OQk/X0fSFkwtwSI/AAAAAAAAGBk/UzIB410zJ_YZuG49FaTeYI8GfqX99wQIACNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_3982.jpg"/></a></div>We found it eventually! Below - oil on canvas approx 14in x 10in <div class="separator" style="clear: both;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-18H1LchGqcs/X0fSUW6RX3I/AAAAAAAAGBs/WtNeRIJ8DrkqtSwiUDtZP-mnZu1mcpvUgCNcBGAsYHQ/s2048/IMG_0752.jpg" style="display: block; padding: 1em 0; text-align: center;"><img alt="" border="0" width="600" data-original-height="1472" data-original-width="2048" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-18H1LchGqcs/X0fSUW6RX3I/AAAAAAAAGBs/WtNeRIJ8DrkqtSwiUDtZP-mnZu1mcpvUgCNcBGAsYHQ/s600/IMG_0752.jpg"/></a></div> Working away from home means you have no other distractions, and setting aside the time, for either a specific project or the chance to go with the creative flow, gives personal space and a structure which is sometimes just what's needed to get back to your Self. For info on workshops, both in-studio and online, please email julie@juliedouglas.co.uk Julie Douglashttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12750152940761828189noreply@blogger.com0