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As an addition to my usual Seaton Sluice Christmas card workshop this year, I'm also running a similar event in my home village here in Hawthorn.
It's a slightly different format but just as much fun. You don't have to have any painting experience to take part as I have some magic brush tricks to show you. All abilities catered for. Cards from your painting available to order on the day from 60p each min order 10.
see PayPal booking on the Painting Courses page
Painting courses have been very popular this year and all classes are just about fully booked except for the summer term starting in April at The Art Block Seaham where I've a couple of spaces to fill.
I've lots of plans for new workshops in my home studio.. you don't even need to wait for me to set the date..if you're a group of friends wanting a painting session, contact me and lets see what we can arrange.
over the coming weeks
I shall be laying out my plans for the summer when I return from my trip to China over Easter so please watch this space or follow me on
ART FOR EVERYONE
31st October-18th November
at The Art Block Seaham
opening event Sat 6th Nov. 11-3pm
Tues/wed/fri. 10-4 Thurs 11-6pm Sat 10-4 Sun 11-2
a joint exhibition with fellow artist George Browell from The Edan Group, East Durham Artists Network.
THANKS TO all who came to see my exhibition.
I haven't had long to plan and prepare for this one as it was a last minute opportunity for me. It would be lovely to see you all so do pop along and say hello . I have a selection of Art works on show, Some Landscapes and Seascapes, Horse and Dog paintings, Slate paintings , Rainy paintings and so much more. I'have prints and originals as well as a selection of Cards to purchase for Christmas time.
George Browell also works in a range of mediums and a different style to me. We are having an official open day on Saturday 4th November 11-3pm ..offering our guests some Mulled Wine or Hot punch and tasty nibbles. Its a friendly and informal event so please come along.
MIXED MEDIA PAINTING (sold). SUNRISE AT BLAST BEACH . this is my interpretation of what I see on my morning walks at Seaham. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to wander down here before i start my day. LANDMARKS IS CURRENTLY SHOWING AT STOCKTON LIBRARY UNTIL THE END OF NOVEMBER.
Say it with Flowers exhibit
Poppies for Peace across the land. Acrylic on Canvas. FOR SALE £ 120
12x16 image size .
Thank you to all who came to my workshop at The Bridlington Art Festival in May. It was another amazing event, well done t the organisers .I hope you enjoyed playing with the Funny Brushes ..don't they paint great bluebell clusters.
Don't forget you can book a Funny Brush demo or workshop for your group or club.
SAA WATERCOLOUR AMBASSADOR 2017
I'm delighted and honored to be chosen to be an ambassador for The Society for All Artists www.saa.co.uk and to represent their range of Watercolour Paints. I have been a PA ( professional associate tutor) for the SAA for about 8 years now. They produced my tree painting video tip for me and gave me a place in their publication 101 painting tips. I'ts a pleasure to continue to work closely with them.
Using decent equipment is so important when you are learning to paint with Watercolour. There are so many inferior products on the market which are a waste of money. Due to the technical aspect of watercolour painting its best to use good paints and paper ..otherwise mastering the processes can become even more challenging, I think lots of people are put off early because they have the wrong gear...I hate painting of cheap paper and paints..there is just no comparison with the true artist materials. The SAA Watercolour paints are Artist quality, however they are available at a very competitive price from their online shop. These paints are not available in shops.
They have a wonderful choice of materials and papers such as the Sanders & Waterford range, I'm a big fan of their Cotton rich paper..I love the rough surface. I also recommend the SAA Bockingford as a great paper to learn on, its takes a bit of punishment without falling apart.
If you are going to learn to paint seek advice before you buy...from an artist or teacher not the shop attendant in the Hypermarket's art department...they need to sell you something there and then..its their job.
THE FUNNY BRUSHES are IN STOCK .
Direct from Lesnick Art Products USA You can't buy these in shops theyre only from Carols Art here in the UK. Whatever medium you paint in they are a valuable tool in your painting kit...and although Funny in appearance .they make some serious Artwork. Brexit and the
Pound drop have effected the price slightly but then this is the first increase in five years. £14.95 plus postage . Discount available on ten or more sets.
Save postage and buy from me direct at a fair,class or book a Funny Brush workshop or Demo for your art club.
FOR SALE this oil painting can be seen at North East Art Collective in Newcastle.
I love looking into a reclaimed slate to see what mother nature has carved .
This Slate painting is definitely a one off...totally unique in the fact I could see the shape of the young Mother holding her baby in the natural ridges of the slate...you will see it too if you look at the picture.
All I did was enhance it with colour. To be mounted and framed and is for *sale.
*Now in her new home with her new baby
New Courses are in the Planning for Spring
Tree study day coming soon...............
If you want to get up close with nature..then I'm planning a day in The Backhouse park Sunderland sketching trees. We need to get out there before the leaves form, that way we can see all of the trees. £15 per person. Coffee and Tea provided...date to be confirmed. Lunch break and loo facilities can be taken at The Rosedene pub. (lunch not included)
If you would like to learn to paint or do other crafts such as clay modelling or glass painting drop me a note as I'm looking to launch a new course in the spring.
This new course will be 5x 2hr sessions Painting & Crafts as a Therapy ... Some chill time to colour, or craft at your leisure. I've venues In Whitburn or/and East Boldon.
We will paint creatively rather that technically so no skill needed just time to join in with a few like minded people have some fun, a cuppa and maybe a piece of cake.
Carers of young children will be welcome too. ...a family affair. Kids can colour too.
This lovely cake was made for me by one of my class members who makes cakes for birthdays etc..contact me for her details if you'd like a cake made.
SUMMER PAINTING DAYS 2017
New dates to be set soon for Summer Painting days...even if the weather is unkind we still have fun. See the Courses& workshop page or contact me for details
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CAROLS ART Annual Christmas Party Thank you to Jan Szymczuk from the BBC's painting challenge for the painting session painting a deer in acrylic ..step by step. we had a great time This session is only available to those who have attend my classes and workshops during 2015.
HAVE A HEART EXHIBITION in aid of ST CLARES HOSPICE starts 16th NOV. At The CUSTOMS HOUSE South Shields my heart is one of many including some donated by famous people ..all are for sale .
Alice in Wonderland is celebrating her 150th birthday this year.
As part of the celebration the painting depicts the connections with Sunderland in the birthday cake. Can you spot them. Ship building, Penshaw Monument, Hylton Castle, Roker lighthouse and the miners lamp.
My entry also celebrates the number of Un-birthdays there would have been in 150 years...Happy Unbirthday
THIS PAINTING HAS BEEN DONATED TO GRACE HOUSE CHILDREN CENTRE SUNDERLAND
Art is good for you!!!
I've always promoted the benefit to our well-being that painting has.
Research has now shown that Painting is one of the best ways to preserve our brains and help with Dementia and Alzheimers. Retirement is a great time to take up painting. Lots of time to practice. I can bring art to the elderly on there sheltered living homes and care homes.
contact me for details
UNDER THE DOME WHITLEY BAY awaiting date 2016
I will have a selection of Watercolour, Canvas, Prints and Slates with me ...as well as The Funny Brushes. Come and say hello and feel free to browse.
This large mixed media sunrise painting is for sale, contact me for details
These re-claimed roof slates make such and interesting surface. I try to use the natural shapes and ridges of the slate to create the picture. All Slates can be mounted and Framed of hung/displayed on Plate Hooks or plate Stands
WORKING DOG BREEDS and all dogs and animals are painted to order from £75.
see the slate painting page for more.
Cove Harbour Acrylic on slate mounted and framed at North East Art Collective
I'm delighted to have been included in this SACHET MIXTE WOMEN ARTISTS edition 4 It's lovely to read all of the biographies from the other Artists and and learn how they developed as people and Artists and what there inspiration and influences are .now available on Amazon.
In my entry I try to show a variety of my work . Different subjects and styles...my work does vary so much..but one thing o love is colour.
One thing that many will find interesting is how so many Artists haven't been to Art School and like myself are self taught.
Why not treat yourself to a copy from Amazon? I'm not plugging the book to make commission as all I get from it is the credit for my work. It's nice to get recognition after years of slog to make your name in the Art World.
I'm sure anyone who is interested in or studying art will find this an interesting and inspirational read.
Carol White..."Art in our lives".
I was asked a short while
ago if I would like to take part in some filming for Education China, on their
TEA TIME show which was running a series about self employed people and the different types
of businesses they ran in the UK.
This was not my usual
sort of request for a ‘how to paint’ discussion, instead it was to talk about the
importance of ‘Art in or Lives’. I am a great advocate for this topic but wasn’t
sure how I would manage in-front of a camera. Anyway I shall let you decide...
Many thanks The North East Art Collective and their artists for providing such a nice film location. ..and to Walter Homes whose painting I chose to talk about. The film is live on You Tube and can be viewed from this link below
MORE SUMMER FUN!
Outdoor painting classes are back on the menu for my regular groups. Visiting painters are welcome... space permitting .
& Summer painting workshops 2014 were a success ..great weather too. More workshop will be set for this coming year
Mornings are always
best to capture the light and the sun of course coming across Marsden Bay. Café
and toilets on site.
A Special treat as we
visit my friends at their cottage nestled in the Tees Valley. They have an
Artist studio (in case of summer showers or monsoons) with a view across the
valley and set in the beautiful and extensive natural meadow garden.
‘Ladies Day ‘Oil Painting
at home with me 10.30 -3.30 £30 inc paints
By special request and
after the success of our rained off painting day two summers ago when we piled
into my conservatory as a last resort, I am offering another Oil painting day
at home.. bring your own canvas or board (limited to max 6). Snacks and refreshments
I've also just done some filming for Education China TV. A short programme entitled 'Art in our Lives' It will be part of a TV series designed to show different aspects of people at work in the UK. It will be shown to young people looking to come to England to study in Universities. I look forward to seeing the results later in the year and will share them here on my website too.
Thanks to John at North East Collective for allowing us to film in the gallery.
PERSONALISED 'WALKING THE DOG' PAINTINGS ARE A PERFECT GIFT
My Walking the Dog & Rainy Paintings are proving so popular. Everyone loves them especially dog owners so I'm now taking commissions to personalise these.
You can have the likenesses of your friend or family member with their favourite breed of canine captured in this way.
Carolsart & The funny brush is on facebook
I'm being interviewed today by South Tyneside's Talking newspaper... not sure about how this will work... guess I dont have to worry about my hair and lippy!! I'll just have to use my best telephone voice..!!! LOL!