Rag and Oil method workshop – Jenny Blayney – Saturday, 25 th April 2.00 to 4.30 pm Learning Room, Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Cost £17.00 for members. Jenny will bring materials.
If you would like to come please email Jo Cousin.
I like to work closely with Nature and the Cycle of the Year, tuning in to the mood and reflecting on the inner response through painting.
I run workshops to offer this experience to others, guiding participants through a colour journey, and referring to the changing seasons, often turning to poetry on the theme.
My influences come through the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, seeking the Spirit in Nature as a healing force. I worked as an art therapist in a GP practice for twelve years, following a teaching career, and offering workshops at home and abroad.
My own artwork, including a watercolour veiling method and clay modeling, can be found on my web-site and also as greeting cards.
The workshop at the Hatton will have the spring mood of blossoming and expansion, as the poets love to extol:
“When weeds in wheels look long and lovely and lush”
The painting process, I call the ‘rag and oil method’, begins with rubbing oil colour and linseed oil into strong watercolour paper. The colours begin to blend and move creating a luminous effect, and remaining pliable. The aim is to then bring integration and wholeness in body soul and spirit, thus fostering appreciation and joy and a healing force. The form arises out of the colour.
Jenny will bring leaflets and also some greeting cards for sale.
If you would like to bring a favourite or colour please do so.
If you would like to come please email Jo Cousin
You can find examples of Jenny’s work at: Network Artists website and on her Facebook page.