I have just returned from ‘St Ives School of Painting’, having done a four day art course ‘Advanced Abstraction’.
Winter is a great time to be in St Ives, when it is so much quieter. The quality of light is clear and blue and walks along the shoreline skipping the surges are in solitude.
Advanced abstraction with oils was a four day course with charcoal sketching, outside drawing, monoprints, mark making and exploration with oil paints before making more detailed surface work in colour with individual tutorials.
Kerry Harding was very intuitive to our needs and after feeling slightly lost and unfocused over the past few months, I was able to consolidate ideas and made a clear plan to move my art practice forward.
The first time staying away on my own too, and loved it, meeting different people for a glass of wine in the evening and different conversations. If you are thinking of it; do it. There are courses for all levels.
SOME PICS FROM THE COURSE
WINTER WALKS around ST IVES ISLAND