Mar 27, 2011

Workshop with Alexander McKenzie



I had a fabulous day learning new techniques from Alexander McKenzie on Sunday 27th March. It was held at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery a few miles south of Sydney.
Alex instructed a 'master class' on how to break the process of painting into stages: the sketch, the blocking in, the information and mark-making layer, fine-tuning. Designed for busy working people who can only paint on occasions, this "stages' approach allows one to progress with a work... despite interruptions.


I love to see how artists arrange their paint, and this is Alexander's palette.
Alexander (with pony tail) is giving instruction to two fellow work-shoppers.
He had a half-started painting to use for demonstration.


Alex with his own work, which he used for demo-ing.


"La Perouse is not here."

Third painting in my Tasmania Landscape series. It's based on the history of the Recherche Bay area, where a French Expedition  ...