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Workshop: We Are Made Of Glass with Carne Griffiths

Join artist Carne to create this wonderful portrait with a difference. A 2-3 hour workshop webinar, broadcast live from England on 1 July 2021. Visit our video library to purchase or visit Carne's shop here.


See reference and recommended materials below:

In this fascinating workshop, Carne will walk you through how to paint a portrait piece that uses loose abstract techniques to build layers and create a dynamic finished result.

You will look at many techniques including layer effects using inks and boiling water, tea, alcohol and gold leaf, lifting, glass effects, floral embellishment and maybe even a little embroidery!

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Reference painting

Reference photo

Example sketch

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Recommended materials

• PAPER: Watercolour paper (Carne uses the bockingford cold pressed 535 GSM and stretches it first normally)

• PAINTS: Acrylic paints - white, ochre and blue - Carne will be using golden fluid acrylics , Non permanent calligraphy ink, waterman, pelican or Herbin, Gold leaf or imitation gold leaf and gold size

• BRUSHES: Fountain or Dip Pen • OTHER: Embroidery thread - either anchor stranded cotton or coats similar, needle, pencil, eraser, kettle and tea!!

NOTE: Although Golden fluid acrylics are listed for the workshop, Carne didn't reach the stage where he normally adda opaque layers of colour. To clarify he uses fluid acrylics in 2 ways: both using a dip pen to create linear marks similar to the fountain pen lines within the piece and also with a brush adding translucent and opaque geometric shapes.


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