What a lovely day of portraiture Painting

It was a day of skills and satisfaction at the watercolour workshop on portraiture on Saturday 5th September at the WSQ club house – The Hub 140 Weller Road, Tarragindi.

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What a lovely day of Portraiture Painting!

It was a lovely day of Portraiture Painting, skills, and satisfaction at the watercolour workshop with Penelope Gilbert Ng held on Saturday 5th September at the WSQ club house – The Hub 140 Weller Road, Tarragindi. All members attending the workshop not only enjoyed learning but also enjoyed chatting with Penelope Gilbert Ng.

For the workshop, Phil was the subject of the portrait painting. Penelope met Phil at an Abby museum day a few years ago and took a snap of him, knowing he was a great subject for painting.

The techniques we looked at were paper wetness, tones, edges, composition, and many more aspects.

Penelope provided the image of “Phil” prior to the workshop and gave people the option to pre-draw at home on tracing paper and do a little thumbnail portrait looking at tones and shapes for getting to know the subject better.

Penelope said, “The workshop is about washes, and as drawing can take a long time as well as with numbers participating, it is easier to have a tracing of her drawing for the day.” Phew…. We all said…. Thank you.

Tracing paper (eliminates rubbing out on your paper and spoiling the surface). Once Penelope approved each persons drawing in class, they could then go ahead and draw on the watercolour paper and be ready to paint.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the watercolour society turned down a lot of people for the first workshop, hence keeping numbers small in the class, a second workshop is organized for Thursday 17th September 2020 for members on the waitlist. Phil will once again be painted for the second workshop, but this time with reverse lighting.

Please check the workshop events calendar for more details on the second workshop. https://watercoloursocietyqld.com.au/events/portraiture-workshop-with-penelope-gilbert-ng

Meet the Artist:

Penelope Gilbert-Ng ‘s journey as an artist started at age 3. In her late teens, she earned her Diploma of Painting (1971) from the East Sydney Technical College. After college, Penelope Gilbert Ng developed her painting living in Papua New Guinea for 13 years.

On returning to Australia in1986, she continued to learn and develop as an artist. She met and learned from acclaimed artists in Australia, New York, and New Mexico. For her, continual learning is the key to self-development as an artist. Eventually, she became a Master Pastellist and is associated with the Pastel Society of Australia. In the past, she has taken up the President and Fellow position at the Royal Qld Art Society. Today, she is the most sought after tutor as many Art Societies and Groups, locally and nationally keep her schedule busy. Currently, she tutors and teaches in all mediums.

For more details on the Artist visit the website https://www.penelopegilbertng.com.au

Images taken at the Workshop

Penelope Gilbert Workshop
Materials needed for the workshop.
Participants of Workshop
Photograph: Left to Right: Priscilla Gibbs, Meg Johansen, Leonie Seabrook, Penelope Gilbert-Ng, Maria Catch, Lynn Kennedy, Melvyn Bridges.
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