Acrylic Painting: Understanding light, shadow and reflected light.

Workshop Date/s: Saturday, 9 and 10 November 2019 from 9:30am-03:30pm


Hosted by: Karen  Wiseman at Desert Edge Arts


Venue: Kaniva LINK Neighbourhood House, Kaniva, Victoria.

Workshop Outline: 

Welcoming cuppa and set up at 9.30am on Saturday & Sunday morning; we will stop for 1 hour at around 12.30pm for lunch (I’m pretty relaxed about breaks, take one when you need it). Finishing at 3.30 pm each day. You will need to BYO lunch.


The focus will be on painting light and shadow. Bring along some images you would like to paint, remembering that keeping it simple (a subject with a simple shape, like chooks) makes creating a successful painting much easier, particularly with your first painting. Choose images with a great light source with contrasting shadows. 


Bring your own brushes — a selection of rounds, flats or filbert, whatever your comfortable with. Kathy likes filberts ranging from #2 - #6, and flats in the same range. She uses a rigger or liner brush sometimes for finer detail. 


Bring a phone or tablet as Kathy works from a computer screen or tablet, which is better than printouts as the colours are much more vibrant and you can use apps on your tablet or a program on the computer to enhance the colours.


Be prepared for lots of fun!



Easel, palette, container, cloths for cleaning, palette knife.


A good base set of paint colours, French Ultramarine blue, pthlalo blue, cadmium red or scarlet, or napthol crimson (I like a warm and cool red), quinacridone magenta, diox purple, red gold, titanium white, cadmium yellow. I use a variety of brands of paints, but my preference is Atelier and Matisse. (Kathy  will have the paint colours and more available for purchase on the day.)


For sale: Paints, brushes and extra canvases will be available for purchase.

Cost: $250 — deposit and booking is essential, to secure your place in this workshop.

Please contact Karen Wiseman to book this workshop. 


Tel. 0447 826 062


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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