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  • Last Class for 2019 with Hilary - Coochie members enjoyed another informative and wonderful lesson with our talented and inspiring tutor, Hilary Wakeling. Today, Hilary was teaching the power of overlapping shapes and different methods to design a pleasing composition. Hilary was demonstrating using Atelier FreeFlow, which proved ideal for this method. The more abstracted designs required concentration to ensure the concept […]
  • Painting the Negative Space - Once all texture and stencilling was dry, Hilary prepared a light version of one of the existing colours and prepared to paint the negative spaces around the flower silhouettes she had drawn. The paintings were not quite finished, but clearly showed what an effective technique this is. The more complicated designs certainly required lots of […]
  • Painting the Negative Space! - Today Coochie members enjoyed a fabulous day with tutor Hilary Wakeling, as Hilary demystified the negative space. Our boards were already prepared with gesso, then a dark mother colour and first layer was a gentle blend of harmonious colours of our choice, considering our finished design. Stencils were applied and when dry, black lava flakes […]
  • More Cup Day Photos! - Hilary is shown here with the finished demonstration of palette knife painting, also her stylish fascinator! Gilly is holding a partly finished version. What an informative and enjoyable day Coochie Group had on Cup Day! Sent from my iPad
  • Coochie Cup Day! - A horse race might stop the nation, but not the Coochie Art Group! Stalwart members donned their fanciest hats, braved the fierce winds and enjoyed a fabulous day of tuition with Hilary Wakeling. A festive Cup Luncheon, a glass of bubbles, a sweep or 2 and back to more painting with palette knives. What a […]