|My still life acrylic paint exercise in tone and self portrait painted in oils|
|My Morandi inspired still life|
|Self portrait working from a reference by Anne-Sophie Tschiegg|
|Adriane's work bench in the Fitzroy Studio|
|Detail of my self portrait in acrylic paint.|
|Beautiful Fitzroy Studio|
With all that in mind I decided to have a go at learning a little more about painting. Once a week I have been going to a painting course in Fitzroy through www.fitzroypainting.com run by Adriane Stramp. The environment is wonderful - a big, beautiful old studio at the top of winding stairs in an Edwardian building on Brunswick Street, in Melbourne. So far I have learnt so much about mixing paints, colour themes, tones and shades. I have had a go at painting a few still life set ups and a self portrait in acrylic and for the next chapter I think I am going to learn to work in oils which feels so far out of my comfort zone but I am loving it! Learning is so exciting.