It is time to publish online classes dates for September and to announce a free online live class for my Patreon subscribers.
This month we’re looking at fruit, more specifically at pears.
The first class is a drawing one, showing really easy ways to draw pears of different sizes and proportions and also looking at tone, giving the fruit their juicy plumpness and making them look three-dimensional.
The second class, a week later, is about painting a pear, layering wet-in-wet washes to show the satin finish, using dry brush techniques for the details and also how to do the russeting around the stem and the freckles on the body. We’ll also add a leaf or two…
But before we get to that, I am giving a free online class to the Lavender Tier Patreon subscribers (That’s £9/month). Patreon subscribers on that level also get £5 off all my online classes. The free class this month is about Harmonic Shadows. A couple of members have asked me to explain a bit more about them so I will go more into depth about the thinking behind the method, how to choose the colours, demonstrate the colour-mixing and then apply the method to 10 different subjects, from a pale yellow daffodil to a black tulip or a shiny red apple. I will demonstrate and take questions throughout the class. I will also make a video on the subject, which will go exclusively on Patreon. There is still time to subscribe to Patreon if you want to join us for the free class… But if you do, make sure you wait until tomorrow: Patreon charges on the day you join and then on the first of each month, so it is better to join on the first. The free class is on the 1st of September at 7pm UK time, so if you want to take part, join Patreon on the day and then email me to book your free space (You will find all the details about this on Patreon)
Now for all the September dates (all UK time):
Wednesday 1st September – 7 pm – Harmonic Shadows – Exclusive and free to Lavender Patrons
Wednesday 8 September – 7 to 8 pm – Drawing a pear, line and tone – £12
Wednesday 15 September – 6 to 8pm – Painting a pear – £20
The pear classes can be booked together, painting the pear from the previous week’s drawing, or separately if you are confident about your drawing and only wish to paint, or if you would just like a drawing lesson.
I look forward to seeing you soon,