Demonstration - Sunday 1st of September, 2pm.

Come to the Old Church Gallery, Moore (QLD) for a fun couple of hours watching and chatting with Kathy Ellem as she creates a little bit of light magic in oils. Gain a glimpse into how she interprets colour to create her award-winning paintings.

Be prepared for a fun couple of hours filled with art philosophy, jokes, anecdotes and a few brush strokes.

Deborah will dazzle you with her cuppa and cake delights in the amazing atmosphere of the Old Church Gallery at Moore. Kathy will also be bringing a fresh batch of works for your viewing pleasure.

Cost: $25.


Oil Painting Workshop: 2nd and/or 3rd September, 2019.

Understanding light, shadow and reflected light.

Cost: $250 for the two days or $125 for 1 day, this includes the use of equipment and materials (1 canvas, paint and an easel), morning and afternoon tea and a delicious lunch. Limited to 12 participants.

Location: Old Church Gallery Moore.

Each day begins with a talk and demonstration on how I interpret colour to achieve the ‘light’ in my work.  You are then invited to apply the theory to your own subject in the afternoon, I use chooks for demonstration purposes as they are reasonably easy to draw.  

Materials provided and covered in the cost:

Easel, paint and a 12x12” canvas, larger canvases may be available at an additional cost.

Colours (Provided) : A good base set of colours would include, French Ultramarine blue, cyan blue, cadmium red or scarlet, quinacridone magenta, diox purple, red gold, titanium white, cadmium yellow medium. I have been using Maimeri puro and Gamblin brands. (I will have these colours and more available for purchase.)

Brushes: bring your own favorites, a selection of rounds, flats or filbert, whatever you’re comfortable with. I like filberts ranging from #2 - #6, and flats in the same range. I use a rigger or liner brush sometimes for finer detail.

What you will need to bring:

Images to work from: I will be using my laptop, but often students print out their reference photos. The focus will be on light and shadow, so select something that is a relatively simple shape (eg, chooks) that have a great light source with contrasting shadows. You’ll see an example of a well lit subject, and a very poor one. (Please no landscapes).

A happy disposition, be prepared for lots of fun.

Welcoming cuppa at 9.00am, we will stop for 1 hour at approximately 12.30pm for lunch, afternoon tea at 3.30pm,

Please contact Deborah for further details: 0419640716 or


You can see Kathy's work in person by appointment at her Beechworth art gallery at 45 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria, Australia.

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