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Christine Russell is a contemporary, professional artist based in Gloucestershire, south of the Cotswolds. Christine paints with a variety of medium and coveres a wide range of subjects, from impressionistic Landscapes to exquisitely detailed Still Life paintings, which are highly sought after in the UK, USA and the Middle East. She is a longstanding member of the Society of Women Artists and more recently, became a full member of The United Society of Artists.
Christine is also an experienced, enthusiastic and patient tutor, who enjoys sharing her expertise with her students here in the UK and abroad.
Painting Holiday: Competa, 6th - 13th Sept 2017
Cómpeta is a pretty, self-sufficient, ancient Moorish market town, some 700 metres above sea level. Along with its flower-bedecked narrow cobbled streets and main square, dominated by a magnificent mosque which was later converted to a church, the town is well-served in terms of shops, banks, bars, restaurants and a market. English is widely understood.
Every day we will visit a different location, each chosen to provide a variety of subject matter and inspiration, from where you will spend the day painting en plein air. I will provide tutorials, critiques, demonstrations and one-to-one tuition. My aim is for you to gain as much as possible from your painting holiday and it is for this reason that, unlike many other painting tutors, I do not paint for myself during your holiday! You get plenty of good painting done - and have lots of fun! There will be an ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM of 10 people (ex. any non-participating partners), so you can expect plenty of individual attention. I tailor each holiday to suit all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. For more informaion click here
Next workshop: Oils: Painting with Knives!
For this course we are really going to be exploiting the wonderfully expressive nature of oil paint. Working on landscape, seascape and other textural subjects, we will be looking at the application of almost undiluted oil paint with painting knives (the cranked handle variety, often wrongly referred to as palette knives), with the absolute minimum of brushwork. If you have ever wished to 'loosen up', now's your chance; it's impossible to be too tight working in this way! In addition, we will explore colour mixing, both on the palette and directly on the board, employing the use of a colour wheel, some basic colour theory and a limited palette. This course is suitable for all levels of experience.
Christine & Claire RussellStudio exhibition
Saturday 11th - Sunday 26th November 2017
Open daily 10 - 5
Over 50 original still life and landscape paintings by Christine will be on display.
Claire Russell ARMS BA (Hons)
Claire will be also be exhibiting gold leaf on glass etchings alongside Christine.