Bluebells

An exciting demonstration by Heather Miller (click on her name to see Heather’s website) of Bluebells in acrylics last Thursday. Heather started by telling us how she started a picture with a mood board and which colours she found the most useful as well as a very handy tip on the creation of a stay wet palette with 2 x £1 trays from the pound shop. It has the advantage of being twice the size of a conventional purpose built one.

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Heather then showed us her use of flat brushes, always to have 3 tones, how to create a sense of distance, how to paint in acrylics with virtually no water  … And when she had completed what was possible in 2 hours she unveiled a similar picture she had completed previously to show us how the finished picture would look.

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Heather with her finished picture on the left and the incomplete demonstration one of the right.