The birds, the birds….

Flamingoes in the studio. So much fun to paint.

Flamingoes in the studio. So much fun to paint.

I’ve been wracking my brain for a few days now, thinking about what might be fun for students to paint in my next round of watercolour workshops. That’s not to say that cherry blossoms and fruit aren’t fun. Afterall they are so so great at helping to get skills like light, shadow, contour lines and three-dimensionality. But I’ve found something else just as good….birds.

I actually hate birds. They freak me out. I’ve been like this all my life it seems as there is photo evidence of me cringing whilst being forced to feed pigeons as a child. Pigeons are disgusting, let’s be honest. One was trapped in our lounge room the other day and I swear it was filled with diseases of all kinds. Yuck. That was quite a traumatic day.

Anyway. Pictures of birds on the other hand are awesome. As they say in Portlandia, ‘Put a bird on it’. So for my next workshop at Work-Shop Melbourne I will be teaching students how to paint a flamingo. You can pick any colour you like, maybe you will paint a purple or green flamingo. It really doesn’t matter the colour but the skills you’ll get will be layered with the fun of looking at a strange looking bird for 2 hours.

I think this may be the start of something beautiful.

WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP DETAILS…

Where: Work-Shop Melbourne, 195 Argyle St, Fitzroy,VIC.

When: Tuesday April 7 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $40 including all materials

Please go to http://www.work-shop.com.au/event/watercolour-for-beginners/ for tickets. While you are there check out all the other cool things you can learn, so much fun stuff.

The birds, the birds.

The birds, the birds.

Here's a snap taken from my last watercolour workshop. Work-shop have moved since then, so check out the details on their website.

Here’s a snap taken from my last watercolour workshop. Work-shop have moved since then, so check out the details on their website.

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