I didn’t realise, until everyone turned up for the workshop, that everyone was going to be using coloured pencil. This is the first workshop that I have had that is wholly coloured pencil – that is except for workshops that were only for coloured pencil artists. It was therefore celebrated!
We thought that we were to expect rotten weather, but it has been lovely. The weather inside was very good too.
All of the students really wanted to improve on their coloured pencil techniques and even on the first day I think that there will be some lovely results. You will see from the following picture that everyone is very willing to share knowledge and that makes for an even better workshop.
I’m amazed at how much easier it is, as a teacher, to only teach in the one medium – as of course most of my workshops are suitable for both CP and watercolour artists. Additionally, all of the students had been to my workshops before and knew my routines. They were very good self-starters.
From the above, it would seem that I only teach people who can already paint botanical art. That is not so as even some of the people there today, started off with me and without very much knowledge of how to use coloured pencil. You have to start somewhere and as the classes are small I can give everyone the attention that they need – experienced or new beginner.
I mentioned on Monday that two of the students on that day were coming to my worksop this weekend. Here is their start today.
You will see their work again on Sunday.
In the meantime, Palmengarten is still on.