Today the plan was to visit the National Trust property at Trerice to work outside. As the property did not open till later in the morning we had a workshop session before setting out. This turned out to be one of the most illuminating hours of the week so far.
Charles demonstrates his range of brush strokes
The easel was quickly erected and Charles began a detailed exposition of his thoughts on the subject. Hopefully I can give a flavour of the wisdom passed down.
Comparing paint consistency
Working out paint on the palette should normally only be done when creating light middle to light values. Anything darker the brush should go from paint supply to paper.
The demonstration strokes
Light value strokes should not be gone back into, the risk of ugly stroke marks is high.
Don’t be frightened to be crude.Some soft edges