Bold Abstract Florals | Llewellyn Skye Bienarté

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Bold Abstract Florals | Llewellyn Skye

Bold Abstract Florals | Llewellyn Skye

Exclusive to Bienarté, this workshop is for those who want to loosen up their painting style, embrace bold marks and learn to trust their intuition and decision making. 

What will I learn?

Beginning with drawing exercises, Skye will teach you how to switch on the creative side of your brain. Working from still life floral set-ups and imagery, you will be guided through traditional techniques with a fast, loose, abstract approach.

You will be creating smaller drawings and a medium to large piece.

This will be a fun, energetic workshop with an emphasis on trusting your intuition, embracing loose gestural marks and not over-working your pieces.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for people with some experience of their chosen medium. It will cater to early learners through to advanced.

While Skye usually works in oil colours, you are welcome to work in acrylic. For those who would prefer to work in oil, please use a fast-drying medium and acrylics to paint the backgrounds.

What do I need to bring?

*Drawing Materials;
Paper - Pad of art paper or visual diary
Willow Charcoal or pencils
Coloured pastels or conte pastels
Fixative spray

*Primed canvas - 76cmx 91cm canvas (30”x36”) - You can pre purchased from Bienarté or picked up from an art supply store.

*Please arrive with your canvas background colour painted and dry - a mid-toned grey or bright pink.

A range of sizes from small to large.
Sea sponge/artist sponge

 *Acrylic or Oil colours
Titanium White
Quinacridone Magenta
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium Yellow
Phthalo Green/Blue

**Other colours if you prefer

**If choosing to begin with pink- Glow Pink (by Permaplastik)


Oil painters - A fast drying medium for example ‘Liquin’ or ‘Odourless Lean by Archival’

Acrylic painters - Not necessary but you may choose to play around with acrylic mediums if you prefer to.

Other materials:
Large sized palette/s
Palette knife
Water Spray (For Acrylic painters)
Odourless Solvent (For oil painters)
Drop Sheet/ Bath towel

 *Smart Phone or tablet

What is provided

  • Tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • Easels
  • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • Connection to the Bienarté art community

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Course testimonials:

  • Skye delivers! Fun, learning, more fun, more learning! Skye shares her unique talent and knowledge so generously - thank you Skye and Bienarte. If you get a chance to do this workshop - jump at it!...from Deb G...Stafford
  • Awesome sums it up best, both Skye and her workshop! Skye is a gifted and talented artist and tutor who supports, encourages, advises and laughs with us all as we learn. Thank you so much Skye......Deb G from Stafford
  • Skye is an engaging teacher who is able to clearly deliver her knowledge in a inclusive manner that made the workshop a positive experience. Skye’s personal attention to each person in the workshop provided us with knowledge and confidence to move forward in this genre individually...... Michelle R from Kippa-ring