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NEW FOR 2018: Bonfire Night Experience.

Night scenes make a challenging subject with light coming from different sources and shadows going off in unusual angles, especially where light is coming both from a bonfire and lights in adjacent marquees.  My new “Bonfire Night Experience” demonstration, painted with my new range of Artist’s Gouache and using both Artists’ Putty and Oyster Shell to create special textural effects for fireworks and sparkling lights.  An ideal demonstration for those long winter evenings.

The Wonderful World of Gouache

An evening where I shall dip into the exciting world of gouache, a medium often neglected by artists, but one I find absolutely great and extremely versatile. You can use it in a manner similar to watercolour, and on watercolour or pastel paper, or alternatively, paint in a style similar to oils on a primed board. During this demonstration I will explain some of these different approaches, before painting a finished work. Here's a short video, painting a summer sky with gouache to give you a "taster" of this exciting medium.


ART PROFILE SPONSORSHIP OFFER:- Complimentary set of gouache colours for your Art Society when booking a Gouache Demonstration in 2018. Art Profile artists part of this sponsorship programme are: Pauline Hazelwood; Sonia Bacchus, Stephen Cheeseman and Norman Rossiter.

Don't be afraid of the Darks!

During my regular visits to art groups and also when giving critique sessions, I find that a lack of strong darks can weaken the tonal contrasts within a painting. My new demonstration – available with oils or gouache – looks at tones and contrast and how to use the darks to create strong, successful paintings filled with light. 


Demonstrations; Bespoke Workshops and Critique Evenings

Available for daytime and evening bookings throughout the South East. For areas beyond this boundary, I may request overnight accommodation but will consider all locations.

My lively approach to painting, working directly from sketchbooks, offers an interesting insight into techniques for painting in oils, gouache and mixed media. Demonstrations are full of comment, hints and tips on colour mixing and explanations on how various techniques used for oil painting and mixed media works.

Subjects for demonstrations include....... Interpreting Photographs, Oils Fast & Loose, Figures in Context; Beach scenes; Landscapes, Marine Sunsets and Garden views.

Bespoke Workshops: If you have a specific requirement or subject, do give me a call or email to discuss your ideas. I am always happy to design a demonstration, or club workshop, just for your group.



To invite Melanie to your Art Group...... Contact Barbara Coulson at Art Profile on 01234 764232 to arrange a suitable date. If you would like to talk through your ideas first, feel free to contact me directly on 07970 432348 or via email: art@melaniecambridge.com.

What others say about me- comments from recent Art Groups together with images of my demonstration paintings.

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