15th February - Jenny Aitken
Painting Marine Light - Acrylic
About the Artist
Since graduation in Art & Art History from seaside university Aberstwyth in 1998, Jenny has exhibited all over the UK and won several awards, including Derbyshire Artist of the Year in 2008 and most recently, highly commended in The Artist 2019 and festival choice in the 2019 Buxton Spa prize. She is currently represented by several galleries, including The Harbour Gallery in Cornwall and Jarva Gallery in the Peak District.
Jenny is a regular contributor to The Artist Magazine, having just finished a 12 month series on painting in acrylics. She also produces videos for YouTube which support her magazine articles.
For Jenny, teaching has become an absolute passion – her main aim is for students to be encouraged, informed and creatively enthused.
About the Workshop
The day will begin with a black and white/tonal painting as a warm up, followed by a colour demo and teaching. Students will then paint the same image, whilst I teach one to one for the rest of the day. For anyone who works fast, there will be more images to work from along the same lines.
The workshop will focus on the achievement of light in acrylics – but will also cover composition, brushwork and colour mixing.
Materials for the Workshop
Brushes: Medium filbert or flat, or both - and a small rigger brush
Surface: Acrylic board or canvas board/stretched canvas (ideally no paper) (one small (10 x 8”), two medium/large (20 x 16”) – but bring more if you’re fast)
Paints: Jenny's constant palette for everything is:
Dioxazine purple (a dark bluish purple)
This could get messy so please bring something to cover the table and floor
Jenny will bring along some reference material or you can use your own
Refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own cup or mug.