A few weeks ago I held the first of my second bird themed workshops at Midsomer Quilting on the Mendips in Somerset. Last year my 4 workshops were all based on a Barn Owl. This year they are based on this beautiful photograph taken by Dawn Porter.
Below a quick watercolour experimenting with the Robin on a snowy branch.
When I’m planning a piece for a workshop, I photograph each stage and print A4 copies of these images for the class to see each part of the work in detail on the wall. These images run alongside class notes and 3-4 templates. I demonstrate each stage as the day goes on, allowing the class to see the progression and build up their own image.
Thirteen lovely ladies came on the course, they were great fun and produced lots of lovely Robins. I was so busy chatting that I completely forgot to take a photo at the end of the day showing all their progress. Chris luckily took some photos of the group though. The next Robin workshop at MQ will be held on Saturday the 16th of September.