Jan Munro – Contemporary, Acrylic Still Life
Join Jan Munro on this one day workshop and explore her process for producing contemporary still lifes.
Using objects provided by Jan or brought in by yourself as reference, begin by making individual simple ‘modern’ sketches, rather than setting up and working from a still life in the traditional way. You will then prepare a surface with colour and collage and learn some acrylic texturing effects, thinking about a limited colour palette.
Using what you have learnt from making the original sketches you will plan a composition and start your painting.
Includes homemade lunch and refreshments
About the artist
I have been painting for 20 years. I started with Watercolours and did the City and
Guilds 2 year Watercolour course. My work has been shown locally and in London,
Scotland, and Norfolk as well as On line.
Since then I have explored Pastels and Acrylics and have been made a member of
The Pastel Society in 2015 and had work in The R.I exhibitions.
I love Landscape and Still Life painting and exploring ways to create texture and
pattern with paint. I go beyond reality and use my own interpretations and ideas
that I see in my subjects.
What you will need to bring
For the sketching:
A4 Cartridge paper or sketch book
Charcoal or pencil or both, rubber
Water-soluble graphite or dark inks, a small brush,
For the surface:
2 or 3 pieces of heavyweight watercolour or acrylic paper or canvas board 12” x 12” or 14” x 14”
Gesso, White and brush to apply.
Collage papers i.e. old text from magazines, newspaper, etc.
Stencils and printing things……bring some if you have them i.e
Bubble wrap, stamps, sequin waste…anything you can print with to make a
For the Painting:
Acrylic paints, a selection and lots of Titanium White.
Acrylic Gloss medium to stick and seal collage
Brushes, old credit card, palette knife and palette
Small sponge for stencilling (make-up sponges are good)
Oil Pastels…..a selection if you have them.
Posca Pens….black and white if you have them. Or white Acrylic ink and dip pen