While you wait for my online workshops to resume here is a palette knife tutorial to stretch your creativity!
It is bold, fun and full of vibrancy.
The tutorial will take you over an hour to do but I have sped it in parts so it is condensed into a 38minute video.
It is suitable for anyone of any ability, however, if you are intermediate or, if you have completed a workshop of mine in the past I would consider you very suitable for this. I say this because my students will have completed colour theory and already have a basic understanding of mixing colour which is something we will be doing during this palette knife tutorial.
In the workshop we will be painting acrylic on canvas using palette knife.
We also make a simple line drawing as your introduction to abstract art.
Included is a list of materials and where to source them on and offline.
The video is a link to a private YouTube channel.
Access to all of Aly’s free online tutorials can be found HERE
Access to Aly’s monthly teachings can be found HERE
About the artist
Aly is a Northern Irish based Artist, Writer and Educator. One of Northern Ireland’s top artists, widely known for her Belfast prints and impressionist techniques. She has several accolades to her name, most recently:
> Nominated 40 under 40
> Listed as top 100 / Small Business Saturday
> Finalist in the East Side Awards
Aly works from a studio near Belfast which is conducive to her family life with her husband and their three young boys.
She is passionate about placing importance on everyday moments, objects and places in her oil paintings and pastel work.This is one of the many reasons Aly is a well established artist in Belfast, Northern Ireland and the United States of America.
Her practice is influenced heavily by her own childhood memories of growing up in a smallholding in the Irish countryside.
Themes of the familiar and familial can be traced back as far as her degree show in 2003 when her installation “Daddy’s bread” used 795 empty bread bags (of her father’s favourite loaf) to represent each week from when her Father passed until the opening of her final exhibition.
Aly was awarded a first class honours degree and a distinction in her Masters in Fine Art which she completed following her degree. Specializing in Acrylic, oil and Mixed Media Aly has a love for creating stunning vibrant paintings. Along with a love of monochrome and simple sketches.
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I use art in all it’s mediums to express my love for the “everyday”. Coffee cups, familiar landmarks, colour associations. All of these, I believe, contribute to what is known as our “everyday”. Not only do I love drawing them, I think they are worth placing importance on.
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