By Bev Dunstan
Ali Lindley hosted an excellent Cityscape workshop for the Art Group on 1st April, and a good time was had by all.
Ali provided an excellent semi-abstract watercolour workshop, guiding the participants through a series of exercises to develop the technique of introducing aerial perspective in a painting.
These included pencil sketches, simple loose watercolour brush work and the use of tones and colour to layer up the artwork.
The two hours after lunch set the challenge to the group to put brush to paper and produce the final work. It all sounded easy enough and Ali’s demonstrations throughout the day made it look simple; however simple it was not!
Having the courage to loosen up and ignore the urge to tighten up and define shape and outline demanded concentration and many of the group went home mentally exhausted!
Everyone had a great day, many having departed from their normal work and coming away wiser and more liberated as a result.
Check out more of Ali’s work at alilindleyartist.co.uk