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Today I’d like to share with you the picture I created for lesson 8 of Julie Prichard’s Layer Love on-line painting class.

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My Painting for Lesson 8 of Layer Love on-line class.

The funny thing about this painting was that I put the first couple of layers down and hated the result, I put the painting aside hoping it would grow on me and almost started over. Instead I continued with what I had and the later layers completely changed the picture and in the end I really like the result. It’s amazing  just how different the painting is the further you go.

For anyone nervous of painting but liking this kind of style do give Julie Prichard’s classes a go. They are superb, you get many videos where Julie takes you step by step through the process. Also included is membership to a Ning network where you can share you finished work with the group and interact with other students and with Julie herself. I’ve loved this class, it has taken me from being afraid of paint to embracing it and experimenting with it on different surfaces to the point where I now love to paint.

If you have had bad art teaching in the past where you were told you can’t paint, banish the demons with this class. Julie is very kind, helpful and encouraging and you will also make lots of new creative friends in the class network.

Treat yourself to a creative present by buying this on-line class. You won’t believe how much fun it can be with just a few materials and encouragement. You know you want to ;) and who knows where it might lead you :)

Links

Julie Prichard Website

Land of Lost Luggage Workshops/Classes. This link includes video demo of classes and materials required for the classes.

Here are links to the manufacturers of the products used in the painting.

Golden website.

Fluid Acrylic area of the Golden Site

It took me two months searching to find Golden’s Fluid Acrylic paint in the UK, so in a break from tradition I am linking to a specific store that stocks it in the UK.

Jackson’s Art Supplies. Click on the G on the index and Golden Fluid Acrylics are listed. I use the 1 oz bottles.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share a few pictures of the painting I created for Lesson 7 of, Julie Prichard’s online class; Layer Love.

 

 

My painting for Lesson 7 of Layer Love Class

My painting for Lesson 7 of Layer Love Class

 

My painting for Lesson 7 of Layer Love Class

My painting for Lesson 7 of Layer Love Class

 

Close up of the drip lines, notice the two tones of colour in them.

My painting for Lesson 7 of Layer Love Class, close up.

My painting for Lesson 7 of Layer Love Class, close up.

 

Not my favorite colours and I struggled again with this one. Strangely when I like the colours in the project, I seem to get on better? This was another victim of trying too hard. This has always been something that hampers my progress with all kinds of projects. I think this is one of those go with the flow kind of styles till you find your own take on it.

Thanks Jule for your ongoing help, encouragement and support in these classes.

 

Links

If you would like to learn how I created the painting do join up to Julie Prichard’s Layer Love Class. It is Julie’s techniques that I have used to create this.

Julie Prichard’s Website

Julie Prichard’s Workshops  

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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Today I want to share a few pictures of the painting I created for lesson 6 of Julie Prichard’s on line class, Layer Love.

I struggled with this one, the painting was a victim of my ‘trying too hard’. The painting is ok as a stand alone picture, but in comparison with the project set in the class it is too different. I think the thing with this style of painting is that the painting evolves as you go along, making it difficult to recreate a good copy of a particular painting. I need a lot more practice.

Here is the finished painting though.

My painting for Lesson 6; Layer Love Class.

My painting for Lesson 6; Layer Love Class.

 

Close up detail, of my painting, for Lesson 6 of Layer Love Class.

Close up detail, of my painting, for Lesson 6 of Layer Love Class.

 

Links

If you would like to learn how I created the painting, do join up to Julie Prichard’s Layer Love Class. It is Julie’s techniques that I have used to create this.

Julie Prichard’s Website

Julie Prichard’s Workshops  

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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Regular followers of this blog will know that I am doing Julie Prichard’s online classes. I just wanted to put a little post up to encourage anyone interested in getting hands on with paint, without fear to go check out Julie’s classes.

 

At the time of writing, Julie currently has three online classes.

Layer Love

This class is all about learning Julie’s style of backgrounds. Which is such an understatement as to what you get out of the class. Each class builds on an earlier one, and before you know it you are comfortable with the paints and bursting with ideas of how it will work for you. Weather you are a cardmaker, scrapbooker, art Journal fan or just wanting to explore what can be done with paint and imagination, then this class is for you. There are a list of the supplies you need listed on the class page, so you can find out what you will need before class starts. If you are on a budget….do what I did, sign up for the class and find out how to do things and gather your supplies as you go. It’s nearly Christmas after all…you could ask Santa for paint…if you’ve been really good :)

 

Art Journal Super Nova; In the Beginning

 

This section of the class is all about learning how to create three kinds of book that you can use for art journaling. You can easily alter the kinds of paper used in the books for your own purpose and they make excellent gifts with the holiday season rapidly approaching. When the pennies are tight, the hand made gift made with love is even more appreciated. There are video demonstrations of each project, and once you have joined you can watch the videos at a time that suits you, day or night. Julie is on hand to offer help and advice for your questions. There is a supplies list for the class on the website, so you can find out what you need before you start. If you have been paper crafting for a while, you are very likely to have MOST of the stuff already.

 

Art Journaling Super Nova Part Two

OK this class has only just begun at the time of writing, so I can’t do a review type comment at this stage. This section of the class is dedicated to learning various methods of art journaling, if you have taken part one, you can work in the journals you created in that, or in any kind of journal you have to hand.

 

So how does it work.

You go to Julie’s website and click on the workshops tab at the top of the page. Select the class you want and pay up. Julie sends you an email with a link to the Land of Lost Luggage network on Ning. You do need to join Ning, but it is free, and in your settings you can choose what information is available to other students. Create a Ning ID and accept Julie’s invitation to the network and to the class you have joined and you are in. It is as simple as that.

 

I have always wanted to learn about art, but would never have found the courage to attend a class at a college or similar. If that sounds like you then, I can highly recommend Julie’s class. You will find friendly class mates and a VERY kind, supportive and encouraging teacher. (Trying not to sound like the biggest suck up!!) but if you are on the fence about taking classes, it can be intimidating to take the step and actually do one of these. You work at your own pace, and if you want advice or help just post your question in the network and Julie will help you. I was very shy about posting my finished pieces in the network, but the feedback I received made the leap of faith, SO worth it.

 

So am I on commission for writing this? NO. I am just really pleased with just how much I’ve learnt from these classes, how amazing Julie has been for support and advice. I just want anyone who reads this blog and who has been wanting for years to enjoy painting to learn more, in a fun supportive way, to find a great teacher and a wonderful community to learn in.

 

Links

Here is a link to Julie Prichard’s website, where you can find out more about the classes I’ve mentioned.

Julie Prichard website

Julie Prichard On line Workshops

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share some pictures of the painting I created for Lesson 5 of Julie Prichard’s Layer Love on line class.  This time the challenge was to work to a colour sample. I chose a picture of medieval stone work for my colour sample.

Old Stone Wall

Old Stone Wall

 

The following are pictures of the painting this photograph inspired, painted using techniques learnt from Julie’s class Layer Love.

 

Billie's finished painting for Lesson 5 of Layer Love

Billie's finished painting for Lesson 5 of Layer Love

 

This is the finished painting, I ruined it twice and manage to save it on the very last layer of paint PHEW.

Check out the hidden collage

Check out the hidden collage

 

I was really happy with this little yellow area, it reminded me of the yellow lichen on the stonework and brought a bright area to a dark corner.

 

More hidden collage

More hidden collage

 

Look closely under that light grey area and you will find some collage, hidden treasure for the sharp eyed amongst you :) The funny thing was this painting started out really pale and bright, then evolved into a much darker finished result. I will definitely be saving up for some more of these Golden Fluid Acrylic paints, they are wonderful.

 

Many thanks to Julie, for her help and advice and for an excellent class.

 

Links

If you would like to learn how I created the painting do join up to Julie Prichard’s Layer Love Class. It is Julie’s techniques that I have used to create this.

Julie Prichard’s Website

Julie Prichard’s Workshops  

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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Today I would like to share a few photos of the painting I created after taking Julie Prichard’s Layer Love Class. This painting is in shades of grey and includes Golden’s crackle paste for dimension.

 

Billie's Painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love Class

Billie's Painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love Class

 

 This is the finished painting, I was really pleased with how it turned out. The Golden Crackle paste sure did take a long time to dry, but it does look cool!

 

Billie's painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love class

Billie's painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love class

 

 Here is a close up of the crackling on the left of the painting, I love how the blue from the Payne’s grey shows up against the black.

 

More crackle on the right. Billie's painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love Class

More crackle on the right. Billie's painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love Class

 

 Another close up, this time of the other area’s with crackling.

 

Billie's Pinting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love Class

Billie's Painting for Lesson 4 of Layer Love Class

 

This is the same painting from a slightly different angle. Its tricky taking photographs of these paintings. They have lots of layers and tones that the camera doesn’t always pick up.

 

Earlier stage of the painting, its still on the board

Earlier stage of the painting, its still on the board

 

For comparison, this photo shows how the painting looked before I added the glossy layer. I like both, but think I prefer the glossy one as the light really catches the different angles created by the crackly paint.

 

Thanks to Julie Prichard for an excellent class and for your continuing encouragement and support.

 

Links

 

If you are interested in taking Julie Prichard’s Layer Love class, please visit her website, where you will find more details about the class. On the first of September Julie’s new online class Super Nova Art Journaling begins. Part One involves tuition for making your own art journals and in Part Two there will be information about art journaling itself. For more details on those classes, please visit the following sites;

Julie Prichard’s Website

Julie Prichard’s Workshops

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie :)

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Welcome Back

 

Today I would like to share a few photos of the painting I’ve created after taking lessons with Julie Prichard. Julie is running a painting class called Layer Love, which is hosted on Ning. I’m really enjoying the class and learning soo much.

 

Billie's for Layer Love, Lesson 3

Billie's painting for Layer Love, Lesson 3

 

 

 

Light area left around the collage

Light area left around the collage

 

I left some lighter paint around this piece of collage to draw the eye.

 

Drip lines framing the collage

Drip lines framing the collage

 

I let the drip lines create a frame to the other piece of collage, to add interest and draw the eye.

 

Close up on main collage piece

Close up on main collage piece

 

I’m beginning to get the hang of these paints and starting to try using them like I did with the inks. I got some nice shading under the main collage piece to add some depth.

 

Links

If you like this painting and would like to find out more about Julie’s class. Please visit her website, details of the classes are on the Workshop tab at the top. The class I am currently doing is the Layer Love.

In September, Julie Prichard is also offering Art Journaling classes on-line too. More details on those classes are also available on her website
 

Thanks to Julie for her excellent tuition, and encouragement.

 

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

 

Billie :)

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