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Hey there my friends I hope you’re all keeping well, sorry for the absence of newsletters recently, life got in the way and so did the dreaded Covid virus. Thankful to say our home is now virus free.
This coming Saturday (26th March) I’ll be teaching a wildlife-inspired workshop over at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. The subject and medium being a Red Squirrel in Pastel. It’s not too late to book as there’s a few places left if you’d like to join me, see below for more information 😉
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Wildlife Art Workshops New for 2022
Six dates have now been confirmed over at Martin Mere Wetland Centre. One running each month until, and including, June.
The mediums alternate between Watercolour, Acrylic and Pastel, and all workshops are suitable for beginners.
If participants would like further mediums added then extra dates can be slotted in to suit. So if your passion is coloured pencil or you love oil painting then just let me know.
I’m so pleased to announce that as well as running a new series of art workshops at Martin Mere Wetland Centre this year, I’ve also been asked to demonstrate for the world renowned art materials manufacturers Caran d’Ache at this years Patching’s Art Festival in July. This will be my 12th year demonstrating their wonderful products, thrilled as always 😊 This festival is open to the public with many demonstrators working across all four days and many ‘hands on’ exhibits for visitors to try. Well worth a visit if you love art and haven’t been before, and if you have been before I’ll see you there 😉
Another venue for me in July will be the Exhibition of Wildlife Art on the Wirral, Liverpool. I’m blessed to have been invited to exhibit for the 4th or 5th year running (sorry I’ve lost count lol) I’d been invited for several years running prior to attending, but the dates always clashed with other bookings. Anyway more news on this in my next newsletter.
For the love of Uganda
Calling all artists, would you like to take your love for art and wildlife one step further? Then why not join me on safari in Uganda this coming September? There’s so much to see and do on this adventure of a lifetime; safari drives, boat cruises, gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking so much more… Any questions? Then contact Lesley who’s looking forward to hearing from you.
‘Capture some of Africa’s finest wildlife in art that will help your memories last forever. We are very excited about our new partnership with wildlife artist Kerry Newell and hope this art safari – based on one of our classic wildlife safaris – will become an annual feature in our tour calendar.’
Ugandan Art-based Safari
15th – 30th September 2022
Amazing price of £5,230
For more information please contact Lesley Harris Lesley@ventureuganda.org
WhatsApp: +256 782 735 309
Lesley Harris, owner of Venture Uganda, is more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this adventure. Please take a few minutes to read the amazing itinerary Lesley and her team, over in Uganda, have put together (you wont be disappointed). Lesley is currently building a new and exclusive page to add to her, already wonderful, website. I’ll be sure to let you all know when that goes live, but for now sit back and enjoy all the amazing details of this new and exciting diary of events planned for 15th – 30th September 2022!
Subscriber Question – how can I create fine detail lines with acrylic paint?
A. There are many ways of utilizing acrylic paint and a lot can depend on not only the paint you are using but the brushes too. If you are already using ‘liquid acrylics’ then it may be that you’re using the wrong style of brush. A long pointed brush such as a liner brush or rigger brush is perfect. The length of the bristles allows the brush to hold more pigment and can therefore achieve a longer detailed line or lines. If you are using normal acrylics then add a little more water until you have the consistency of milk, then roll your brush into the paint and practise your brush strokes on a scrap piece of paper. Play with the paint to water ratio and brush techniques to find what best suits you and your requirements, as these will differ between individuals.
This Chromacolour Liquid Acrylics video may be a useful watch whatever acrylics you are using at the moment, I hope this helps.
I may not always have a video on my YouTube channel to go alongside a subscriber’s question, but when I do I’ll be sure to add it.
Okay I’ll leave it at that for today as my breakfast is calling me 😉
Thank you once again my friends for spending some time with me today, and please feel free to leave a question or suggestion in the contact form below.
Until next time, as always, stay safe and stay creative, Kerry xXx
Questions & Suggestions welcomed