Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Watch out: Beautiful Watercolours below!

From eyecandy to picture perfect to downright gorgeous, the paintings, created on an average Tuesday Aquarellista Afternoon. I love my group!

First of all - the still life! We have one every week. This fabulous stuffed pheasant-like bird (input on name most welcome) that Tana had with her was so attractive that 3 aquarellistas started working on it:


Michele C

André (will be finished next session)

Then there were vintage shoe stretchers and shoe-making tools, they are not easy - but the paintings in progress are already very promising:

Elia B.
From last time there was still work to do on the scarves, all finished theirs - and Celina started a new one in her typical style - note the complimentary colour combinations...



And last but by no means least,  the waterclours outside the suggested subjects. They are awesome:
Octavia St Lauren tby Sandra

Lobster potsby Liz

The Essence of Amy by  Sandra

Scarecrows by Agnès

 Candy jar by Carol


Pears in Progress by Tana

Ballerinas by Sylvie

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Saturday Morning - Acrylic painting with Pim

Great results achieved on 21 January 2017!! 

 1/2 : Anya


4- Francine
5- Agnès F.



Friday, 20 January 2017

Life Drawing on Monday Morning

Every other Monday morning there's a life drawing class with a nude. 
It is a very good way to start your artistic week with a boost! Lots of eye-hand coordination, concentration and getting 'out of comfort zone'. Of course we also have fun, coffee or tea and cookies.

Last Monday, Véronique was our model. She is beautiful and lovely, she has character - and she doesn't sit very still! In other words, quite difficult to draw.
We always start with warming up, poses of 1 minute (in which there's no time to think!) Often the best, most spontaneous drawings are created during that one minute. Here's an example:
 1 minute poses, with pen
After the warming up we draw (or paint) 2 other poses, of 10 and 20 minutes, and finish with a one-hour pose. Here are some drawings of the sessions:

 Black paper and pastel
 Wild combi of charcoal and pastel
 Excellent example of 'closer = bigger' + study for a foot

 Study of  the 'ladyparts' on black paper

 Very atmospheric lazy pose
 Excellent drawing with closer = bigger hand

If you are interested to follow a class you can pop in coming Monday - or else drop me an email: I have a starters group on Friday morning, and an 'atelier libre' at the same time - and both can still handle a couple more participants...

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Look what came out of the kiln

When things come out of the kiln after the first firing they look so plain and ordinary. After the second firing when they have glaze on, its quite a different story. Take a look !

Andrea' mother and baby whale

Sabines abstract people

Totally abstract by Frances

Sculpture planning is not easy. You start with wet clay. Let it dry, fire it the first time. Glaze it and fire it the second time. Sometimes you just start too late. Today we took out lots of Christmas decorations. The good thing is that they will last til next year.

A ceramic christmas tree
Christmas ornaments

Christmas ornaments

Monday, 16 January 2017


We are very excited to announce a 2-session mini-workshop where you can learn a little about ceramics with the amazing artist Anitta Asunta. She will share with us, her experience and knowledge in ceramics. Take a look at her website and see some of her work: 

Nous avons le plaisir de vous proposer un mini-atelier en  2 sessions pour découvrir les techniques d’émaillage avec l’artiste Anitta Asunta. Elle vous fera partager son expérience et sa maitrise de l’utilisation des émaux.  Pour voir ses creations, vous pouvez visiter son site:

Examples of Anitas beautiful work:

Copyright Anitta Asunta

Copyright Anitta Asunta

Copyright Anitta Asunta

Day 1:
Sunday January 29th 09:00 – 12:00
The day will be spent working in clay learning the basics of slab building.
This is one of the basic hand building techniques. Once your master it – there is no end to what you can make.         

Between these 2 days – the pieces that have been made will be fired.

Day 2:
Sunday February, 12th 09:00 – 12:00
This day will be dedicated to glazing and enamelling techniques so that you can discover various ways to obtain different tints and effects for a beautiful finish .

1ère Session :
Dimanche 29 Janvier de 9h00 à 12H00
Nous apprendrons la « technique de la plaque » pour réaliser de petits objets en argile. Une fois maitrisée, cette technique de base pourra être appliquée pour créer sans fin, d’autres pièces.    

Entre ces 2 sessions, les pièces que nous aurons réalisées seront cuites dans notre four.

2ème Session :
Dimanche 12 Février de 9h00 à 12H00
Cette matinée sera consacrée aux techniques d’émaillage et vous découvrirez les différentes possibilités pour obtenir différentes teintes et de très beaux effets de finition.

The mini-workshop is open to all members of the Hangar, and beginners are very welcome.
Price : 60 Euros for the 2 sessions  – which includes: teaching, use of tools, clay, kiln firing and materials for enamelling and glazing

Ce mini-atelier est ouvert à tous les membres du Hangar, et les débutants sont les bienvenus.
Prix : 60 Euros pour les 2 sessions comprenant l’enseignement, l’argile, l’utilisation des outils, la cuisson dans le four et la fourniture des émaux

Please confirm your participation to Tracy Greenwood or 0602-08-3572  at the latest by Monday 23rd January.

Merci de confirmer votre participation à Tracy Greenwood or 0602-08-3572  au plus tard le Lundi 23 Janvier.

Feel free to contact Tracy if you have questions.

Pour toutes questions, n’hésitez pas à contacter Tracy