Contemporary Florals in Mixed Media with Beth Kennedy - 2 Days OCT with Beth Kennedy

The perfect workshop to get creative with florals. You will work with paint markers, liquid watercolours (that look like inks), acrylics, mediums and more on both paper and canvas and Artable is supplying all of the materials except your canvas!

WHAT TO EXPECT

In this workshop Beth will show you warm up drawing exercises to help get the creative process flowing, then will follow botanical drawing studies and finally how to work these up on to a large mixed media painting on canvas. Large brushes will be used for washes, tiny brushes for detail and opaque areas of colour will be laid in too. You will work with paint markers, liquid watercolours (that look like inks), acrylics, mediums and more on both paper and canvas.

The element of play and surprise results is an integral part of Beth’s art practice and working with mixed media and playing with these will be a part of this workshop.

This workshop is for all experience levels.

Beth Kennedy is a Brisbane based artist who works in mixed media on canvas. Beth’s happy place is a big selection of premixed colours sitting in tubs just waiting to be used, hot coffee and music playing in her headphones as she disappears into a painting.Pattern, colour and composition all work together to present a snippet of an emotional narrative in the floating worlds she creates. 

Beth works intuitively with colour, at times allowing it to flow across the canvas in washes, and at others using it in bold opaque areas. Amongst this, wavering patterns move in and out of focus, eventually finding their place and adding depth and beauty to the paintings. The essence of these paintings is the dynamics of patterning, even at their most colourful, there is a quiet and enigmatic beauty to her work. Each of Beth’s paintings is the result of a sustained process of transcription: from sketches, to watercolour, to paint on canvas.

Location:

This workshop is being held at the RQAS Broadbeach. There is parking out the front or at the field next door and coffee shops very close by. BYO lunch or head out in the break.

Cancellations

Please refer to the terms and conditions at the bottom of the website - Artable has a very strict no changes to bookings inside of 7 days policy.

ARTABLE IS SUPPLYING ALL MATERIALS FOR THIS WORKSHOP EXCEPT FOR A LARGE CANVAS. Bring along a canvas in the size that you are happy to work with.

If you have a range of your favourite acrylic paint colours that you want to bring with you then do so. 

Artable is supplying materials, but just so you know what Beth uses, this is her materials list. Feel free to select your own colours and bring those if you want a certain colour palette.

MATERIALS FOR THE WORKSHOP

One large canvas, whatever size you’re comfortable with but really the bigger the better!

10 pages of A3 300gsm watercolour paper (‘Canson Aquarelle’ is great).

Cheap sketch pad

Willow charcoal.

Drawing pencils (including 3H for drawing onto the canvas).

Kneadable rubber.

Bring paint brushes from home including one with a fine point

Gouache: white + a selection of colours you like

Acrylic paints - artist quality please: Titanium white and a selection of colours you like

Black drawing ink (cheap is fine)

1 x ‘Talons Ecoline’ liquid watercolour

2 x ‘Liquitex’ paint markers (small tip, 2-4mm) 

Mediums

Binder medium (‘Chromacryl’ is fine)

Spreader medium (Atelier, Matisse, Liquitex).

Gloss medium (Atelier, Matisse, Liquitex).

A mix of 1/3 spreader, 1/3 gloss & 1/3 water is a brilliant painting medium!


Location:

RQAS 25 Broadbeach Blvd, Broadbeach 4218 QLD

Book online

$395 per person

Meet the Teach

Beth Kennedy

Beth Kennedy lives and works in Brisbane and has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from the Australian National University. She has held six solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. Beth is represented by Greenhouse Interiors and her work has appeared in Australian House & Garden, Belle magazine and The Age’s Melbourne Magazine.

The essence of Beth’s paintings is the dynamics of patterning. Even at their most colourful, there is a quiet and enigmatic beauty to her work.

Pattern, colour and composition all work together to present a snippet of an emotional narrative in the floating worlds she creates. She works intuitively with colour, at times allowing it to flow across the canvas in washes, and at others using it in bold opaque area. Amongst this, wavering patterns move in and out of focus, eventually finding their place and adding depth and beauty to the paintings.

Each of Beth's paintings is the result of a sustained process of transcription: from sketches, to watercolour, to paint on canvas.

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