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Vicki’s 4th Fabulous Class with Coochie Art Group!

Vicki’s class yesterday was full of revelations for us – from the use of masking fluid with water!, building a beautiful painting from splattered blobs of colour, easy backgrounds, a sample of the miracle material, Frisket, painting white flowers, a brilliant demonstration of refraction and diffraction among many other gems.

Vicki splattered blobs and sprays of masking fluid on dry paper, immediately sprayed it with a very fine spray of water and left it to dry. When dry, she laid a glaze of yellow over and let it dry. When completely dry, she removed the masking with a crepe eraser, never her finger in this instance, and revealed the wonderful softened edges in the photos shown below.

The refraction/diffraction was clearly illustrated by pencils in glass of different thicknesses. Accurate observation showed clearly the enlargement, the refraction, the reflection of colour at the pencil end etc, as seen in the photos below. Vicki’s top tip for this was absolutely accurate observation. Paint what you see, not what you think it should be!

Vicki also demonstrated how to build a successful painting from the splattered pigments, how to enhance by negative painting and scraping w/c pencil into a wet “flower” centre, among many other techniques and tips.

What a wonderfully generous tutor, who turned certain long-standing “rules” on their heads with her beautiful, thorough Tutelage? Thank you Vicki from Coochie Art Group for a fabulous term!

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Vicki’s 4th Class with Coochie Art Group. Wow!

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More Lessons and Laughter with Vicki

Our tutor, Vicki Whalan, has been teaching Coochie Group more about colour temperature, the subtleties needed for flowers, and so much more. The handouts are so useful to accurately remember each step of the way.

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Watercolour with Vicki Whalan 16/10/18

Photos below show Vicki demonstrating a fabulous way of stretching watercolour paper over a canvas stretcher frame and how to avoid the pitfalls! Vicki also taught the manner in which the painting can be preserved archivally, without the need for expensive framing. Wow! What a revelation!

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Coochie Art Group Red Box Display

Coochie Art Group members today hung a fabulous display of prize-winning paintings in the Redland Art Gallery’s Red Box in Shop 48 Bloomfield on the Arcade corner opposite Browns Bakery. ( Great coffee thank you!) Do call in, all welcome, no entry fee. Most paintings are for sale. The display is only for a week, until Monday 15th October. >

Coochie Art Group boxes into the Red Box!

Coochie Art Group will be hanging a superb display in the Redland Art Gallery’s Red Box, inside the shop at 48 Bloomfield Street, Cleveland, on the other side of the Arcade from Brown’s Bakery. Yum! The display will be hung on Monday, 8th October and will be dismounted on Monday 15th October. Members may be sketching, drawing or painting whilst on duty, so call in and have a look around. All welcome, no entry fee!

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Vicki Whalan’s Class List and Materials List Term 4 2018

Materials List for Vicki Whalan’s Classes for Term 4. Please read carefully as the list is extensive and there is some requirement for stretching your paper before classes start.
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Term 4 Classes with Vicki Whalan

Below are some examples of Vicki Whalan’s paintings, illustrating some of the refraction/reflection/ water techniques Members will be learning in Term 4. Should be lots of fun! We love our watercolours!

Prize winners at Coochie’s Show

The Judge’s Choice prize in the 2018 Coochie Art Group Annual Art Sale and Show was won by Beryl Home’s wonderful painting “Morning Shadows”. It was also awarded First Prize in the OilAcrylics category. Well done Beryl and congratulations!

The People’s Choice Prize was won by Susan Kemp’s magical “Walk with Me”, also picking up a Highly Commended for this atmospheric depiction of Coochiemudlo’s Wetlands.


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It’s Art Show Time Again at RPAC