|The Art Gallery is on an interesting site and if Kate's is the style of painting you like you will be thrilled - for me they are innovative & truly a pleasure to view. Prices are varied & quite reasonable for original paintings.|
As I so liked the paintings I chose a 3 day Watercolours course, Textures, Colours & Special Effects for my Christmas present. I am not a confident painter, but not a beginner. It was brilliant. 3 days of sheer pleasure. I learnt skills, amazing techniques and fun ways with which I could indulge my preference for a 'looser style'. Kate's teaching style was inclusive & clear to follow. She encouraged me in choosing more vibrant colours, persuaded me to 'go for it', showed me how to make a 'mistake' into an asset, and it was definitely a 5 star course experience. I learnt how to use interesting simplistic tools for differing texture and effects. If you do attend a course remember a notebook and do write down the learning each day.
I shall do another course but meanwhile I'll practise more confidently the skills learnt, just hope I can maintain the innovative excitement I aquired on the course days.
All of us managed to produce half a dozen paintings, most of mine need just finishing off at home, though one person went away with three completed originals. Thanks Kate.
|Val Malone - Grange-over-sands|