Painting course Huttons Ambo

  • By Lesley Seeger
  • 22 Mar, 2017
Just had two fantastic days teaching in Huttons Ambo. Looking at the outstanding landscape around the village we began the day exploring plein air. It was very windy so it was not all 'plein sailing..'.

I managed to lock one person in the village hall at lunch time. She had to escape through the emergency exit and ask directions to find us. (I am very sorry Mandi!) From now on I will do a head count. Despite gale force winds, lots of exciting and original work was produced. In the afternoon we explored mark making, printing, washes, using acrylic mediums and scratching out. The Urban sketchers came all the way from Newcastle . Others came from as far afield as Stratford on Avon and Shropshire.
Here are some of the lovely quotes that I received afterwards:

"What a wonderful day on Wednesday! Thanks so much Lesley. I realised in the evening I felt happier and more relaxed than I had been all year! The sunshine and the landscape and the gorgeous food helped. But above all working alongside other artists with a sensitive tutor instead of doing my time in solitary, - trying something new. Those first little sketches gave me more pleasure than anything I had laboured over. I will get out more and be braver working in the open."

'Thank you Lesley for a really enjoyable workshop. We were all made to feel so welcome and quickly put at ease when we arrived. The village hall that we met in was a lovely, light, bright venue for the workshop and also had a ramp for ease of access."

"I find Lesley`s work inspirational and it was great to watch Lesley in action and how she actually approached her work and executed it. Lesley gave really helpful feedback throughout the day that I'm going to put into action and take forward into my future work. It was a great day with really friendly people that I'd love to repeat."

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By Lesley Seeger 30 Sep, 2017
Really enjoyed painting this commission of Rosedale. Commissions are a great opportunity to hone painterly skills. In some ways I really liked the simplicity of the early stages but it had to be taken further and the brief was lots of warm colour.
By Lesley Seeger 24 Sep, 2017
Fantastic two day painting workshop in Huttons Ambo with students from far away places such as Wales and Australia. Thank you all so much you talented lot. The landscape around Huttons Ambo has been brought to life in a new and unique way. 

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By Lesley Seeger 27 Aug, 2017
Someone once sent me a little saying in an anonymous ‘share a special part of a poem with a stranger’ project.
It went something like this...

In the darkest part of the dark night - the light comes.

At the time I tossed it to one side dismissively as somehow not coming up to the mark in the profundity I was seeking.

However, it stayed with me and came to mind again when I made the arduous journey from ‘Helmsley Walled Garden’ to ‘Falling Cups’.
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