Work from home in your own time, with me as your guide and tutor to support the development of your creative expression.
You choose which works best for you:
FREE Painting TUTORIALS – Ideas to get you started
Bernadette Curtin – Tips On How to set up a still life
In this short audio (approx 5 mins) Bernadette Curtin explains the process of preparing elements for your composition, the lighting, background and more. Listen below to a short description of her introduction to setting up a still life composition for painting below:
Have fun, be adventurous and be prepared to experiment with new ways of painting.
Taking my sketchbook for a walk - free tutorial
Take yourself and your sketchbook and pencils to your local park or beach.
1 – Walking
Walk around the park in an anti-clockwise direction.
Walk you, with no other purpose than to be you.
Feel how the body feels when you are just walking for you.
Notice what is around you as you walk - birds, cast shadows, tree trunks, plants etc...notice the temperature of the air.....
When you have walked, find a seat or spot to sit.
2 – Getting Started
Open your sketchbook. Allow your eyes to receive what is in front of you.
Choose a point of interest in front of you, and allow the eyes to rest there. It might be the point where a trunk meets earth, or the edge of a shadow, where sand meets water.....place a dot on your page to mark this spot.
Hold your pencil with love, lightly.
3 – Let's Draw
Just spiraling out with your eye slowly, adding a bit more information on the sketch page, like little pieces of a jigsaw being put together. Keep your eyes on the subject as much as you are able. Pause.
Take your eye back to where you left off, and record a little more of what you are seeing. Draw as if you have unlimited time, not aiming to finish the drawing. Keep adding more marks or lines to record what is there.
4 – Let Go
of all expectation, judgement, speediness, impatience......!
Just observe how the body is feeling right now. Feel your hands and how you are holding the pencil.
Stop when you feel to.