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Exercise 1. Colour Wheel Exercises

Exercise 1.  Colour Wheel Exercises These exercises are designed to go along with Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 of the Art Basics series by Christel Mol Dellepoort, pastel artist. If you’d like to use them to teach from in a class room or group setting, please contact me for ready-to-print handouts of these exercises and the lesson plans. Below is an…

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Art Basics – Lesson 2. Tints, shades and tones.

Art Basics – Lesson 2. Tints, shades and tones.

So we’ve figured out the basics about the colour wheel, right? Well, partly so. We’ve discussed primary, secondary and tertiary colours in Art Basics – Lesson 1, but the world is made up of a lot more than just those 12 colours. Reports vary, but the general consensus is that the human eye can distinguish over 7 million different colours!…

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Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

Art Basics – Lesson 1. The Colour Wheel

So you want to be an artist, eh? 😉 Because we don’t live in a black-and-white world, let’s start with getting an understanding of how colours work together and how a tool most artists still use all the time, the colour wheel, came into existence. In 1666 Sir Isaac Newton was the first to develop the colour wheel. He saw…

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Christel Dellepoort wins 3rd prize again at Tri-Club Competition!

Christel Dellepoort wins 3rd prize again at Tri-Club Competition!

As a member of the Photography Club of Beaufort (PCoB), last week I, along with a good group of other photographers from our club (Brad the Man included!), participated in the annual Tri-Club Photography Competition. Clubs competing were the Camera Club of Hilton Head, Photography Club of Sun City and my ‘home club’, Photography Club of Beaufort. Competing is always a bit exciting, as you never…

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Pastel Artists Canada Online Juried Exhibition – December 2014

Pastel Artists Canada Online Juried Exhibition – December 2014

I am pleased to announce that my pastel painting, Skater Boys, was accepted into the 2nd Annual Online Pastel Artists Canada Member Juried Show. In total over 130 entries were submitted from 55 members, so the competition was very high. The calibre of work accepted by our juror, Susan Ogilvie, was exceptional.  The exhibition will be posted on the PastelArtists.CA website…

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Work in Progress – Ballerina in repose (Day 3)

Work in Progress – Ballerina in repose (Day 3)

Today I spent another 3 hours or so on the ‘Ballerina in repose’ oil painting, at Attic Studios, my ‘studio away from home’. Essentially today I ended up spending most of the time trying to mix the right colours and tones for the skin colour on her legs and arm. Skin tones are a challenge! I also spent quite some…

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Work in Progress – Ballerina in Repose (Day 1 and 2)

Work in Progress – Ballerina in Repose (Day 1 and 2)

Now that I am back in Thailand and able to join the gang at Attic Studios again, I decided to challenge myself to a different medium than pastels. So I grabbed a canvas, spent some time thinking on what I wanted to paint and decided to go with oil paints. I haven’t painted with oils since March 2012, so you…

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‘Glimpses’ Exhibition – 07 November 2014

07 November 2014, 19:00 Hrs until late – Opening First Friday Exhibition ‘Glimpses’ Join us this November’s First Friday for a good cause and joint exhibition, showcasing beautiful works in a variety of media from local and international artists, including pastels by Cristel Mol-Dellepoort, photography by Brad Mol, paintings by Elsie Evans, pottery by Claude Brock to name a few. This month, Attic Studio‘s First Friday is in…

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SPS Juried Online Exhibition – September 2014

It is my pleasure to I announce that my pastel painting, Red-eyed Tree Frog on Seed Pod, was accepted into the Southeastern Pastel Society‘s 2014 Online Juried Show. To view all the beautiful artwork that was selected to participate in this year’s Juried Show, please click here. In total 64 works of art were accepted, ranging from portraits, animals, landscapes to still life,…

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