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Drawing the Physic Gardens in Colour and Charcoal
Face your fear of sketching outdoors by sitting in the beautiful surroundings of the physic gardens in Cowbridge. Learn how to quickly capture the atmosphere and mood of the gardens and take the next step from sketching at home to sketching outside.
This workshop includes an introduction to the materials you will need to draw outdoors, as well as the principles to creating successful outdoor sketches, combining drawing theory, on-location drawing demonstrations and studio-based drawing tutorials.
You may want to sketch with a painting in mind and join our group for the following workshop on ‘Painting the Physic Gardens in Cowbridge’.
This course starts in the studios at Cowbridge Old Hall as is weather dependent. It will be held indoors with reference material from the Physic Gardens if it is too wet to venture out.
Meet the Artist Christine Lloyd
As an artist I have spent all of my life participating in creative practice. I draw from observation and have a passion for illustration and printing. From an early age my portfolio has opened many doors for me that has led to a successful career as a graphic designer in the screen printing industry and a fulfilling role as a lecturing artist for the creative industries. As an academic I have been lucky enough to share my practice with a variety of learners who I have encouraged with my enthusiasm for the arts. Many of whom are now practicing artists.
I have studied at the Royal Drawing School in London with Francis Hoyland and Louise Sturgis. This experience gave me the confidence to explore all aspects of drawing. I am currently developing my drawing expertise by observing movement. This is a process I am beginning to explore by emulating etchings by Anthony Gross whose observations of movement are very evident in his work. I feel print making lends itself instinctively to my expressions of movement and enhances the energy I capture in these images.
Further experimentation with acrylic and oil painting has developed out of my printed images. I try to transfer the vibrancy of the print images to the paintings. I feel this is a common strand which is present throughout my work. This practice has been formed out of my passion for drawing. My initial observations, my familiarity with the composition, my observations of movement and then the more precise marks I make give me the clarity I need to record the instance presented before me.
Examples of my work can be found at