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Why I Paint What I Paint

Fashions come and go. Recently I attended a talk by a printmaker who has taken up a practice of printing that was nearly accepted as extinct only thirty or so years ago. 220 more words

Context And Culture

Tonal Painting with Red as Dominant

Next in the series of Tonal Workshops with Artist David Chen

Subject: Floral Still Life. How to paint using reds as your dominant colour. 

Understanding of tonal values gives you the ability to look at your subject and translate it into a painting where all the colours work with each other – they relate and none will look out of place against the others. 758 more words

General Topics

Painting the Reclining Nude

Workshop Two in the Series with David Chen

Tonal Values

The object of the workshop today was working on our tonal values for our model’s skin. 708 more words

General Topics

Congratulations and celebrations!

Another school year is drawing to an end!  As we all reflect on what we’ve learned and how we’ve developed, I’d like to invite the entire Rosendale community to recognise and celebrate the recent successes of our wonderful, musical children! 146 more words


Tonalism - Tonal Studies in Blue

First of Five all Day Workshops with David Chen Subjects for this Session: Still Life from Arrangement in Studio
or Landscape/Seascape from Photo Reference

Second Semester Workshops with David are covering how to get that unified look in our paintings so that all the colours are “talking” or “relating” to each other. 655 more words

General Topics

A Parent Governor's farewell.

My daughter’s moving on to Middle School in September, which means my time as a Parent Governor at Ardeley is at an end.

In common with most of you, the end of the school year isn’t just a marathon of year-end events like sports days, school plays, Leavers Services and discos, it’s also a time to look back over the year – or in my family’s case, the 5 years my daughter’s spent at Ardeley and the 4 years I’ve been a Governor. 622 more words

School Life

Back on track and feeling great

After feeling a bit lost last week, I got right back on the horse this week and feel like Iv made great progress! Firstly, because Ive had a really busy week at work, I feel like I havent been snacking as much and havent felt as hungry. 363 more words

Weight Loss Highs And Lows