We have just held our second Freedom in Painting course in Polruan, Cornwall - congratulations to the artists for responding to the challenges that were set and producing such a striking collection of paintings.
|Polruan - Drawing the Chapel on St.Saviours Hill|
The course started with drawing- in Polruan from multi viewpoints, moving through the landscape, and in Fowey, a short ferry-ride across the river.
The artists were asked to follow a discipline in their drawings to provoke ideas about composition and design and of course possibilities for their painting.
IN THE STUDIO
In the studio the artists explored colour-mixing, colour-theory and the process of abstraction, with reference to many of the painters of the St.Ives School, Peter Lanyon, Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Alfred Wallis etc. Over the next few days,the paintings emerged, the artists sourcing ideas from the analytical and the emotional response to the landscape, the drawings, the studies and the exercises transformed with imagination and invention.
The painting-course was a great success - the landscape was inspirational, the artists worked extremely hard and bonded well, often continuing in the evening with a pint and a meal after work. Now we have some new members in the Freedom in Painting Group
'Horizons in painting are getting broader' John Robson
'Ashley gave us so much - energy, knowledge and passion for art' Christina Scawin
'Enjoyed all - good demos - good everything!' Julie Morrish