I was excited and nervous about Sunday's workshop at Hope and Elvis because I'd never taught it before.
I'd really enjoyed preparing the workshop from scratch, the planning notes, poster displays, examples and demo boards. It sounds geeky but I really love building a workshop from just an idea into something tangible.
To begin with, everyone cracked straight on with a quick warm up exercise...
Everyone quickly got stuck in and started building up the layers.
The room began to fill with chatter, laughter, paint and cake!
(Thanks again mum and Jean from the village!)
It always amazes me how everyone's work evolves so differently!
It was great to see such a strong use of colour!
The paintings change so much during the day.
There's always time for a chat as the paint dries!
In the afternoon the concentration levels were high as the final layers were applied...
Landscapes began to appear...
The table of lovlieness began to fill up...
just look at the stunning results!
It was wonderful to see such a fantastic variety of finished paintings and I loved every minute of the weekend.
Thank you to everyone who came along, and to Louise, Louise A and Sam who worked so hard to make such a creative and magical weekend.