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Bamboo Forest using Crackle Paste with Alex Tolstoy

With your host John

Join celebrated artist Alex Tolstoy for this informative and exciting 1 hour Art Class webinar to paint a bamboo forest using crackle paste. * Details below * Broadcast live from Virginia on 28 June 2022.


**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


This is a prelude to our 2-2-1 Workshop special in July featuring both Alex and Derric van Rensburg. See details here >

In this 1hr class, Alex will walk you through painting images of bamboo stalks using crackle paste. She will show you a number of techniques she uses to get the most out of the medium, creating an array of random cracks, and how to paint on the dried paste (some paints work better than others).

Using some of these techniques in future paintings might just take your art to the next level!

Useful links:

Ref painting

Close up example...

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• PAPER: WC paper, e.g., Arches rough paper 140 lb

• PAINTS: Watercolour paints- Green paints (DS green appatite, W&N gray-green, …), ultramarine blue mixed with burnt umber, burnt umber, sepia paint, indigo, quin gold

• BRUSHES: Small/rigger, medium (no. 10 Escoda), mop

• OTHER: Golden crackle paste, palette knife, sepia ink, charcoal pencil, paper towels, Q-tips, water & container


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