Tollers Design Centre
Tollers Farm (West Gate)
Surrey UK CR5 1BN
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Sometimes in the art classes, students are taken through a special study for a few weeks on a particular aspect of painting.
This might take the form of learning or relearning a technique or maybe studying how past movements in art might inspire and help develop greater skill and understanding.
Earlier in the year a short course on Colour concentrated on the work of the Post Impressionists and the technique of Pointillism.
This then developed later by looking at Les Fauves -
These two works by Jenny show her response to the challenge of both techniques.
Also interested in recording holiday experiences.
On a recent visit, this street in Cuba with the eye catching composition of figures, especially the girl in the pink dress, immediately caught Pauline’s imagination for a painting subject.
However, a fertile creative mind can find inspiration anywhere.
Pauline’s kitchen and food preparation often features in her work as her painting of the lemon testifies.
We have been treated in the past to paintings of -
Peppers, Peas and Pears!
Her current work is the portrait of a lobster………..
‘The Lemon’ was painted as a response to the challenge of using Complementary colours of Yellow and Purple inspired by the Fauves.
The quieter, subtle colours of an atmospheric, frosty morning in the painting below proved to be an even greater challenge as Pauline was using oil paint for the first time and an unusually large format.
Congratulations to both students.