Sally said she was inspired by Turner in her student days. Her tutor asked the students to feel various objects whilst blindfolded then asked them to remove their blindfold and paint what they feel. This was the start of Sally painting with her fingers.
Sally paints on mounting board which she first soaks with white spirit. Sally feels canvas is too rough. Once wet Sally then applies a white ground (Titanium). Then setting up her pallet using Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Viridian Green and Burnt Umber, sometimes adding Lamp Black. Sally’s subjects are usually from photos taken whilst out walking around North Norfolk, the demonstration was based on a photo she took on her smartphone of Sheringham Beach late in the day.
Sally energetically painted in the sky first in an aroma of white spirit and brewing coffee. In her stocking feet, Sally added darks and white to build up the sky’s atmosphere. Applying the paint free and easy over the white spirit and white ground base. Slowly building up colour, stepping back occasionally to take stock and continuing working down the painting.
Totally absorbing Sally worked quickly to finish an inspiring painting which captured all the atmosphere of her photo, great job
After the coffee break Sally painted a second picture of the Watch House on a sunny day, using the same pallet but adding Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow. A fascinating demonstration that was truly enjoyed by all. Thanks again Sally.
The Gallery @ The Chequers briefly appears in a YouTube video published by local Estate Agents Sowerbys. The promo video is about the new housing development The Priory but showcases the village too . To view the short video click here
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