Linda Norris Painting Course

Two weeks ago I ‘helped’ on a painting weekend run by my friend Linda Norris . Lovely weekend and very inspiring to just be doing with no thought of site, situation or client as is the norm with commissioned glass work –  a bit of a luxury.

Various Acrylic on board. Sand, wax and collage trials

A few new enjoyable and effective techniques demonstrated by Linda and tried by the group-  using sand, plaster and wax in the creation of texture. The biggest revelation of the weekend for me was to add the the ingredient of WAITING. To stop and consider, to think about not just what I want to do next, but what the work is telling me it needs.

A lot of playing and not worrying. GREAT!  Some of the pieces of play below.

Acrylic on board. Multi layered wax resists

Acrylic and collage on board