I will be teaching this 8 week Painting Course in Mangawhai, October to December
There are currently seven places left in this course
Mangawhai is an 80 minute drive north of Auckland and 55 minutes south of Whangarei
"Below Pienza" alkyd paint on board, 2000
Oil Painting with Alkyd Oil paints Tuesday afternoons, 1 - 4pm
This is a full course of 8 classes, running from 20 October until 8 December
(eight 3 hour sessions over eight weeks)
Tutor: Wendy Leach
Maximum participants: 12
Not suitable for beginners
Cost: $240 for 8 classes, + $40 materials.
Description: This course will introduce you to working with oil paints, using Winsor and Newton Griffin Alkyd Oils, which are a fast drying oil paint. Participants will not need to buy alkyd paints to attend this course. This is a structured course which teaches all necessary technical information and techniques to equip you well to work independently with oil or alkyd paints.
Why alkyd paints? I really enjoy working with these paints. If you have tried painting with acrylics, perhaps with limited success, alkyd paints will revolutionise your painting.
Materials supplied: Tutor will provide her own paints for use throughout the course. There is a $40 charge added for materials.
Materials to bring with you: For your first class please bring a sheet of 300 gsm paper, cut in half. Also your paint brushes, a glass jar, a rag. and a palette. Your palette can be a glass or china plate or tile, or a tear-off paper palette.
Winsor and Newton Griffin Alkyd Oils. A fast drying oil colour which means that the traditional oil painting techniques of both impasto and glazing can be done in considerably less time. All Griffin oil colours remain workable on the palette for 4 to 8 hours, and are touch dry on the canvas in 18 to 24 hours.
Contact Wendy here to inquire or fill in registration form here.
'SOURCE’ 2019, Oil paint on canvas, 1000 x 1000 mm. $3,850
The inspiration for this painting lies in imagery around elements of land and sea, coastal estuaries and tidal flow, deltas and rivers; constantly in flux, changing environments due to nature’s rhythms, tidal cycles and weather patterns. The painting SOURCE is loosely influenced by a NASA satellite photograph.
'TREES, MANGAWHAI BEACH’ 2020, Oil paint on gessoed Fabriano paper, 760 x 580 mm. Not currently for sale.
This work will be exhibited in my joint exhibition remix, opening 28 January 2021 at Mangawhai Artists Gallery.
"Leach’s new works explode with abstract energy, new vigour and freedom after an extended European sojourn. Her approach is intuitive - she paints autonomously, free from external influence - avoiding subject and genre yet there is structure, line and rhythm. Her mark making skills are strong as she plays with swirls, splashes and drips - perhaps evoking Pollock and Kandinsky". Review, February 2018