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January 4, 2011

Dennis has retired from teaching. STUDIO CLOSED END OF APRIL 2016

Filed under: Torbay Art Studio — dennis @ 7:41 pm

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You can still find him at www.paintbasket.com and www.onlineartlessons.com

July 3, 2010

Watercolour Workshop – 3 July 2010

Filed under: News — dennis @ 3:34 am

On 3 July 2010 Dennis held a Watercolour Workshop mainly for members of the Auckland Watercolour Society. The subject selected was a photograph of a local rural barn. Dennis had them brighten up the colours and also add a stream with submerged rocks instead of the paved (tar) road. Here are some of the results of the Workshop.

The original barn

The original barn

Dennis answering a question.

Dennis answering a question.

June 2, 2010

Dennis’ Paintings 1

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The Water Carrier - WAtercolour

The Water Carrier - Watercolour

Abandoned Farm House - Watercolour

Abandoned Farm House - Watercolour

Paintings of New Zealand 2

Filed under: Paintings of New Zealand — dennis @ 6:33 pm

Early morning at Piha

Early morning at Piha

Lake Heyes - Queenstown - Watercolour

Lake Heyes - Queenstown - Watercolour

Morven Station, Lindis Pass  -  Watercolour

Morven Station, Lindis Pass - Watercolour

Lake Tekapo at sunset - Watercolour

Lake Tekapo at sunset - Watercolour

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo - Watercolour

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo - Watercolour

April 9, 2010

Finger Painting in Oils

Filed under: Paintings in Progress — dennis @ 8:06 pm
Finger Painting

Finger Painting

Final Painting at Workshop held on 3 April 2010

Detail of Bark

Detail of Bark and Grass.

Used fingernail

Detail at waterlineDetail at Waterline
Detail of Leaves

Detail of Leaves

Note the finger marks in leaves.

New Zealand Paintings 1

Filed under: Paintings of New Zealand — dennis @ 7:33 pm
Long Bay - Early MorningEarly Morning at Long Bay Sunset over North IslandSunset over North Island
Waipu CoveWaipu Cove and Hen and Chicken Islands

New Zealand Students 1

Filed under: Student's Paintings — dennis @ 6:27 pm

Fishermen on rocks

Never too old to learn! Keith (83 years old) His third painting.


New Zealand Students

Filed under: Student's Paintings — dennis @ 2:12 am

Student’s Paintings Below is a random selection of my New Zealand student’s paintings done over the past year. In our studios you can stay on as long as you want to. Obviously, the longer you stay with us the better and more professional the results will be. Some of the paintings have been executed with the painting knife only while others also have texture paste to add interest and make it dimensional. All are in oils.

dscf7256Lion by Roeleen
Ethnic Women by RoeleenEthnic Women by Roeleen

Sunflowers

Sunflowers By Cuilan

Wolf in the Studio? Paige Williams

Wolf in the Studio? Paige Williams

Lilies in Glass Bowl

Lilies in Glass Bowl by Cuilan

Farm where Patricia grew up on

Farm where Patricia grew up on

The Wood Carriers

The Wood Carriers by Gill

Pensioner's Day?

Pensioner's Day? Patricia, Gill and Keith.

Boats on the Beach Peter’s third painting

Bowl of Flowers

Bowl of Flowers by Roeleen

Where Gill lived in England Cute Cat by Paige

August 10, 2009

Pastel Sketch of Gate

Filed under: Paintings in Progress — dennis @ 10:22 pm

Here is a quick 1 1/2 hr pastel sketch on Ingress paper just to get my hand back into pastels after  not doing any for quite a few years.  It is from a photograph taken many years ago in Mpumalanga, South Africa while on holiday

Quick charcoal outline to start with

Stage 1. Quick charcoal outline to start with

Stage 1. Notice that I have compressed it horizontally

Stage 2. Notice that I have compressed it horizontally

Stage 3. Middle area started.

Stage 3. Middle area started.

Stage 5. Focal area begun.

Stage 5. Focal area begun.

Final Painting

Final Painting

August 8, 2009

Official Opening of the Torbay Studio

Filed under: News — dennis @ 8:42 pm

Yesterday  afternoon (Saturday 8th August 2009) was the official opening of our new Torbay Studio. The weather turned out very pleasant for a winter’s day and the turn-out was excellent.

The open time was from 2pm to 6pm and  we averaged 10 visitors per hour. There was a constant and spread out stream of visitors to the studio with a total of 32 visitors throughout the 3-hour period. There was great interest in the forthcoming classes and quite a few have expressed desire of becoming students. A few have  already put their names down for starting in the next couple of days.

Although yesterday was the official opening day, classes had already been started and a very successful workshop was held last Saturday where we had  8 participants – 4 of which were complete beginners. Everyone took home a finished painting of a Venetian Scene done completely with a painting knife only.

I have  included some photographs of the afternoon and also one of a very special visitor. She came alone without her partner and stayed for about 15 minutes to keep an eye on the proceedings. You will meet her at the end of this article. She and her partner are regular visitors to our place.

Thank you to all who were able to visit the Studio.

Enjoy the photographs!

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Studio ready for the visitors

Studio ready for the visitors

Display of some of Dennis' paintings

Display of some of Dennis' paintings

Dennis in his Studio

Dennis in his Studio

Showing a portrait of himself by one of his ex students

Showing a portrait of himself by one of his ex students

Dennis showing demo video

Dennis showing demo video

Anna talking to visitor

Anna talking to visitor

An unusual but welcome Visitor

An unusual but welcome Visitor

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