Paint­ing to re­lax, cre­ate and have fun

Tablelands Advertiser - - LIFESTYLE - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

ARTIST of all skills met to paint sun­flow­ers at a work­shop pro­vided by a Dim­bu­lah painter in Ma­reeba.

Artist Gioia Dalla Lana held a work­shop at the Ma­reeba Art So­ci­ety build­ing, next to the Her­itage Cen­tre, on Satur­day Au­gust 19 from 10.30am.

All lev­els of artists at­tended the work­shop and had the chance to work with acrylic paints us­ing their fin­gers as paint­ing tools and talk about tech­nique with other painters.

Mrs Dalla Lana said she held a work­shop in Ma­reeba last year but de­cided to hold an­other one this year for those who missed out in 2016.

“The work­shop was aimed at be­gin­ners so no one was scared to have a go,” she said.

“You didn’t need a paint brush for this work­shop and ev­ery­one went home with their own paint­ing.”

Artist Fran Welsh from White Rock, Cairns trav­elled to Ma­reeba to be a part of the day and fur­ther her paint­ing skills. Mrs Welsh said she nor­mally paints with wa­ter colours.

Her usual in­spi­ra­tion is flow­ers and land­scapes but the work­shop gave her a chance to work with a dif­fer­ent medium.

“Paint­ing is re­lax­ing and I en­joy do­ing cre­ative things,” she said.

“To­day we are paint­ing sun­flow­ers and we are lay­er­ing with greens which will be­come our leaves.

“We are learn­ing about blend­ing paints and colours so it doesn’t look like you have just slapped the paint on.”

Mrs Welsh said there weren’t a lot of op­por­tu­ni­ties to at­tend art work­shops within the re­gion but it was won­der­ful that there were op­tions on of­fer in Ma­reeba.

Pic­ture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

Artist Fran Welsh from White Rock, Cairns trav­elled to Ma­reeba last week­end to par­tic­i­pate in a paint­ing work­shop that was on of­fer through the Ma­reeba Art So­ci­ety.

Art work done dur­ing a paint­ing work­shop in Ma­reeba with Dim­bu­lah artist Gioia Dalla Lana.

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