Monday, October 11, 2010

Chris Hobel painting Classes, Palette Knife Tree in Two Colours plus White

 Into week three now.. in Week 1 Using  a limited palette of Red Gold and Paynes Grey plus White we  did a few thumbnails, colour mixes and  blocked in the main tones with a small palette knife.
 Hopefully Ill show you the next steps in a few days

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Palette Knife Class Paintings, Noosa art Classes,Acrylic Painting classes

Here are a few images from Mondays class, not quite finished yet. This is the first time most had ever used the palette knife to paint abstract flowers and they loved it. See the previouse blog to see what we are doing

Monday, August 9, 2010

Todays Palette Knife painting class, Noosa painting Classes

Acrylic Palette Knife painting
Using the palette knife is great way to free up your painting style especially those who have an instinctively orderly mind. The other advantage I particularly love is that cleaning up is so easy, no brushes to clean, how good is that.
This painting is 8x8", most of the class used a larger format and we need to add a few finshing touches. I will upload the completed paintings after next class next week, so please check back to see

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Noosa painting class, landscape class by Chris Hobel

Here is the finished  acrylic painting 8x10 inches from the previous class using only three primaries, cad red, yellow mid and ultramarine plus white
see previous for photo inspiration.
The  next class will be a UFP ..unfinished paintings before we start on a palette knife or more corrrectly a painting knife class on  August 9. Please contact me for more details as there are a few casual spots left.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Landscape painting class Noosa Heads week 1, acrylic painting, small painting

This weeks class was about landscape composition and colour mixing 
using 3 primaries only, Cad Yellow, Cad Red and French Ultramarine using Atelier Interactives and Painting Medium on loose canvas. 
This finished painting is 8x10" and is in the centre below the newspaper photo used as reference.
The completed landscape should be posted next week

Friday, June 25, 2010

Noosa Art classes, landscape painting classes, colour mixing classes,italian and french scenes, oil and acrylic painting

Noosa Painting, italian and french scenes painting
Ive  been having fun painting small  italian and french  scenes over recent times, using the palette knife and using a limited palette
You can see more about these painting on my blog hope you enjoy them. Click on the images for a larger view

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Abstract Painting Techniques using Masking Fluid Published article

Published article in Decorative Painting Magazine
I wrote this earlier and forgot to post it, the magazine is still available
I have had many painting projects published, but Im so excited as this is the first one on abstracts using masking fluid. There will be another available in July
There are two simple projects  as shown above . Traditionally Masking fluid is used on watercolour paintings but Ive discovered it can also be used on canvas as long as the paint used to cover it is not too thick.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Portrait by Di

Di has added some colour to the head scarf of this portrait of a Mogolian woman,
a challengingpainting in acrylics for even an experienced artist. Almost complete

A brilliant effort dont you think?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Inspiring Charcoal and Acrylic Painting on canvas

Di started on this mixed media black and white toned portrait of an elderley mongolian woman from a lonely planet image on a large canvas about 1x1 metre. Initial drawing was done with pastel and charcoal , washes of ink on the background followed by highlights of grey acrylic. Classes are on break until June so check back after that for an update.
For more information on how to use charcoal  click on the link for charcoal underlined above

Monday, April 26, 2010

Drawing and Painting Classes Noosa

Di and Lorey engrossed in  their painting class

Drawing as part of our day classes has  continued on from last term and has been very popular,
Last term we looked at contour and gesture drawing, this term we got down to the basic elements of drawing, 
Straight and curved lines and the relationships between them, horizontal, verticals , diagonals, curves, circles and spheres. This laid the groundwork for drawing an object realisticly  using the pencil to judge size and proportion
Set up for still life
In our last lesson tone was introduced using hatching  and  cross hatching to  add tone to a group of objects
Recommended Reading
An Introducion to Drawing by Robin Hazelwood

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Noosa Painting and Drawing Classes Term 2

Seascape by Geoff. Geoff started classes last term and is keen on improving his seascape skills. This is  painted on gesso coated paper

Painting and Drawing class starts again tomorrow with a full day class. These are proving to be very popular and add flexibility to attendance. There are a few spots left so please contact me if you wish to join. There will not be any classes during May with 4 or 5 full day ie about 6 hrs per day during June

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Update for classes

Technology has let me down and I need a new computer. SOOOO no posts for a another week or two until the new one is available.
I will be teaching more wave classes and will be posting photos of our fun so please check back in a few weeks  until later
keep painting

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Painting Class Noosa Heads Queensland Australia Number 2

The Big Surf Breaker
Living  near one of the greatest surf spots in Australia, its no wonder, painting coastal views is top on the list of most desirable genres to paint according to my class, 

Here is a sample of the work completed  after the first 3 hour session, a few finishing touches will be completed next lesson

Monday, February 8, 2010

First painting class of the year, Noosa Queensland, Australia

The first class of the year is always exciting meeting new faces and welcoming back familiar faces.
Our new class
Our class is pretty small with only 6, room for one or two more. Our two newcomers shared their love of painting and creativity as well as their desire to gain confidence and new skills. To start the year I did a questionaire to determine what everyone wanted out of the class and it was good that everyone was keen to  improve their skills to paint coastal scenes in impressionistic and abstract ways. Drawing was considered a desirable skill , so I plan on having  it incorporated into the class on a regular basis.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Mixed Media

Worth a visit
A great Australian   John Lovett  is a mixed media artist giving  good basic lessons that are easy to follow on his site. Info regarding watercolour  techniques for those like a fresh spontaineous feel with minimal tools. I would love to see him work.
My previous post is my view of what watercolour is all about, fresh and quick emotional response to what you see

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Last call for Painting Classes, dont miss a minute

Holiday Sketch at Alexandra Bay, Noosa Heads Australia
using felt pen and watercolour wash A5 size
Holidays are almost over, personally I looking forward to another year of having fun with my classes and sharing my painting ideas with my students. This holiday has been a continuing exploration of oils. Over the summer I enjoy the slow leisurely pace which this medium gives me in our warm climate. Ive discovered Archival Fast Drying White oil paint which speeds up the drying time .White is generally used in highlights and tends to be used more thickly so this feature is really great.Ive used it on the last painting on my blog

Classes start Monday February 1 , so please email or phone to confirm your place

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Painting Class Filling Fast Book Now

A reminder that my class only has a couple of spaces left, starting on February 1 Monday 9-12
A photo taken in my studio with a class in 2009

I accommodate all levels of ability.