In day one of our summer painting course with artist Matthew Krishanu we had great fun learning skills for painting out of doors.
We started by thinking about painting tools, and what we could forage to make our own.
Then set to work making them – they became little sculptures all of their own.
We then made a collaborative painting on large sheets of heavyweight fabriano paper rolls
We flicked, dragged and scratched with gloopy and runny paint.
Look at the beautiful effects we came up with.
We then learnt how to prime a board using primer mixed with found materials, paint and sand to create a textured ground for our painting. We used cut up cardboard boxes as our surface cut to different scales.
After lunch Matthew showed us lots of artists’ work like Anselm Kiefer and Tal R. He also showed us different techniques from mixing to layering and adding different media like oil pastels.
We then chose our paints and went off into the park to paint onto our prepared ground.
Even the helicopter that flew overhead was captured in this masterpiece.
Can you see the grass mixed into the primer showing through the green paint?
In the final hour we concentrated on some quick exercises to use up all our paint!
Click here to see what happened on day 2