Monday 27 January 2014

Aquarelle Watercolours, Tuesdays 2 - 4.30 with Marina Kulik

 Watercolours, inspired by Jean Haines - part 1!

Last week we started with the first hour of a dvd showing Aquarellista Jean Haines, painting, showing her style, her excitement, her colours and her fun. After watching, we had one and a half hour left to paint two of her subjects in her style (flowers and cockerels), and we promised to do it 'for the bin' meaning, NO result-obligation, just for experimenting and especially - to have fun.
Dripping lots of watery paint, working diagonally from corner to corner, letting the water and the pigment do the work etc etc. It may sound easy but it is not!
Despite that, some of the results were way too good for the bin!! Have a look at a couple of the 'cockerels' that came out of this!...


Coming session, we will watch the next part and again follow the subject and pick up all kinds of clever things in Jean Haines' way of working! I will report about it next week...
For more information about our source, visit her website on:

Monday 20 January 2014

Aquarelle - inspired by Jean Haines! Tuesday between 2 and 4.30

Last week we had our new years' lunch - together with the Oilistas, and I did not take any pictures, so this blog is about tomorrow's inspiration!
I will show parts of a video (thank you Agnès for the tip!!) by and about Jean Haines. A master-aquarellista, with a stunningly loose and spontaneous style, that she explaines in the movie...
Here are some examples of her work:

For more information see her website:
Next week the first examples of our own, Jean-inspired work!

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Announcing a Watercolour Masterclass

TIME: 9.30 – 16.30 (Bring your own lunch.)

TEACHERS: Marina Kulik & Cathie van der Stel
MATERIALS: Will be supplied, but please feel free to bring your own.
PREREQUISITE: Watercolour experience.
PARTICIPANTS: Min 6 - Max 12

THE MORNING will be spent experimenting with a variety of mediums including:

·         SALT (Rough and fine grain)
·         COLOUR MIXING. (Granulation, Pigments etc.)
·         MASKING FLUID. Various effects including spatter.
·         SPONGING.
·         CANDLE WAX. Crayon, pastels & materials that resist
·         INDENTING using ink or other pen scratching. Before & after paint.
·         SANDPAPER with coloured watercolour pencils.
·         PAINT POURING. Tipping the board to create effects.

Soap, Tea, Straws, Pen & ink, Masking tape, Toothbrush, Comb, Alcohol, Stencil, Bubble wrap/plastic (time permitting)

THE AFTERNOON will be used to create your own work of the subject of your choice using methods you have experimented with in the morning.

SIGN UP By putting your name on the list at the Hangar or email contact either Cathie or Marina.

Monday 13 January 2014

Aquarelle - Tuesdays from 2 - 4.30 with Marina Kulik

Our last Watercolours of 2013...
in Heavy Metal
We worked on several ongoing projects - this post shows pictures of the new experience: suggesting metal in aquarelle. Such a pity that the group wasn't bigger, the results are to be proud of!!
Here are some:
Copper Pot by Agnès
Copper Bowl by Anna-Karin

 Golden Rings by Edith

Copper Pots by Nusch

Wednesday 8 January 2014

News from Bibbi!
Our friend and aquarellista Bibbi Isaksson, who left the South of France to go back to her homeland Sweden, has picked up her brushes again!

To get started, she took a class with the famous Swedish watercolour painter Anders Wallin:
checkout to admire his work.
And here's what she's been creating herself:
Your work looks so familiar - and at the same time so very new, Bibbi!!
Go for it! And keep us posted

Thursday 2 January 2014

In Memoriam Piep Tissot

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that our fellow painter and active Hangar member Piep Tissot passed away on 29 December 2013 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
We will always remember her as a lovely person with a formidable sense of humor. Our thoughts go out to her husband Peter and family.

The cremation service for Piep will be held in the Netherlands, on Tuesday 7 January 10.30 am:

St Joriskerk
St. Jorislaan 51

For the Dutch:
U kunt persoonlijk afscheid nemen van Piep op maandag 6 januari van 19.00 - 20.00 uur in:
Uitvaartcentrum Monuta Sol,
Felix Timmermanslaan 2

Here are some happy pictures of Piep in 'creative mode' to remember her by!