Speed Acrylics Knife-Painting Workshop, Colchester, Sat 30th July 2016

June 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

"Speed-painting" just got even speedier and more expressive...! Lois Cordelia leads another in her popular series of "speed-painting" workshops at Tindalls, Colchester, using acrylic paints, with a special emphasis on expressive mark-making, using a palette knife and heavy body acrylics. (Feel free to supplement a brush, though the emphasis will be on knife-painting.) Effortlessly capture the spirit of fur, hair, spines, wispy leaves and whiskers, or create ruggedly textured surfaces and backgrounds that ripple with energy.

Lois encourages you to let go conventional ideas about realistic colour, and instead be expressive and spontaneous, launch into bold, sweeping knife and brushstrokes on a large scale, and communicate more with less.

We will be working loosely based on photographic references (human and animal portraits, landscapes, architecture, etc - please feel free to bring in some of your own!), but the emphasis will be more on freedom of expression than on accurately copying an existing image. This is an ideal workshop for beginners, for those wishing to experiment specifically with palette knife and heavy body acrylics, and for anyone wanting to loosen up their painting style.

To book places:

To book places: please contact Tindalls, Colchester.
Tel: 03302 233390. Email:
 [email protected]

Or via the website: https://www.tindalls.co.uk/art-workshops-in-colchester/18484-speed-acrylics-knife-painting.html
Cost: £35. All materials and tools provided.
Date: Saturday 30th July 2016.
Venue: Tindalls, 25 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN.
The workshop runs 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. Registration is at 9.45am at the front desk downstairs. Morning and afternoon tea and coffee are provided, please bring a packed lunch if you wish or there are several good cafes locally. All materials needed for the day are provided. Everyone attending a workshop will receive generous discounts on all purchases on the day - some exclusions may apply.

Pair of SwansPair of SwansAcrylic on board (palette knife painting)
January 2016
80 x 60 cm
Completed within about 45 minutes, as part of a live speed-painting demo at Tindalls, Ely.

Price: SOLD. In a private collection

Leghorn RoosterLeghorn RoosterAcrylic knife painting on canvas, painted over a flower print.
Completed within 20 minutes, as part of a live speed-painting demo at Tindalls Colchester, 21st May 2016.

Bald EagleBald EagleMedium: Acrylic on board
Size: A1
Date: Completed within about 30 minutes as part of a live speed-painting demo, on Thursday 14th April 2016

Price: SOLD. In a private collection in Essex, UK

TigerTigerAcrylic knife painting.
80 x 60 cm
Completed in less than an hour, as part of a live speed-acrylics demo at Tindalls Newmarket, 14th May 2016


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