Our guest artist for Saturday, August 2, is Jane Blundell, who will have something to demonstrate that should interest anyone who works with pigments – colour mixing and management.
Boyd’s Rock Quartet, Shoalhaven River – Jane Blundell
She will show how – with the right colours – you can create harmonious paintings using very few pigments. Jane will explain how to choose reliable pigments, how to decide what colours are most useful and how to mix them to create a myriad of colours. She will cover pigments to avoid, the characteristics of different pigments and how to choose colours in watercolour, acrylic or oils. She will demonstrate an amazing array of colour mixes using a very limited palette and help you to know which convenience colours you may like to buy, make yourself or avoid altogether.
This demonstration is relevant to anyone working in watercolour, acrylic, gouache or oils.
Jane has been painting for 30 years. She is a Member of the Australian Watercolour Institute, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) City Art Institute, S.C.A.E, Majored in Etching, Drawing and Painting; and has a Graduate Diploma of Art Education (with Distinction) S.C.A.E.
“My work covers a range of media – watercolours, pen and ink, collage, pastels, acrylic, oils and etching – often incorporating several into a single work,” says Jane. “I am constantly searching for new ways to incorporate watercolours and watercolour techniques into my work, including work with watercolour and mixed media on canvas.
You can find more information on Jane at www.janeblundellart.com
Jane’s presentation will start after the NAS Committee meeting which concludes at 2.00pm, Saturday, 2 August.
The venue is The Studio, 129 Henry Street (entrance off Station Street). Cost: members $5; Non-members $7.
– Laurie Hogan