A Work in Progress by Georgia Mansur

Emirates Wolgan Valley Luxury Spa & Resort Artist in Residence Georgia Mansur~ join Georgia for painting lessons on this amazing 4000 acre heritage listed property~ spoiled for choice~ soooo much inspiration to paint the beautiful Australian Bush!

Emirates Wolgan Valley Luxury Spa & Resort Artist in Residence Georgia Mansur~ join Georgia for painting lessons on this amazing 4000 acre heritage listed property~ spoiled for choice~ soooo much inspiration to paint the beautiful Australian Bush. Email  Reservations@wolganvalley.com to book your space now for May 2014!!!

Howdy everyone! I am going to be giving you a little demo of the same subject done in both watercolour and acrylic so you can see how I handle them differently. But first~Exciting News to share with you!

Exciting News to share with you!

I am featured on the cover of Australian Artist magazine, April 2014 edition~ what a nice little birthday gift for me since I will be teaching in Carmel, California on my birthday again this April.  Hooray! (I will also be attending the Plein Air Convention in Monterey so if you are going to be there please do come up and say G’day! : D )

The article showcases one of my favourite places to paint in the world, and its practically in my own back yard~ the Blue Mountains of Australia.

I created the Artist in Residence program in 2012 for Emirates and they have invited me back to teach again this May~ so excited!

Official Artist in Residence Georgia Mansur Emirates Wolgan Valley Luxury Resort & Spa Blue Mountains of Australia

Official Artist in Residence Georgia Mansur demonstrating on the Verandah at the Emirates Wolgan Valley Luxury Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains of Australia. You will get very personal attention as classes are deliberately small to maximise my guidance and time with you personally to get the most benefit from our painting time together!

Painting Blue Mountains
Beautiful escarpments to paint and inspire you in the Blue mountains with Georgia Mansur!

Email reservations@wolganvalley.com to book your space now or send me an email at georgia@georgiamansur.com and I will send you a brochure with more details! The beautiful Blue Mountains!

Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

custom artist kits using the Georgia Mansur Palette by Daniel Smith Blue Mountains

I have put together some wonderful custom artist kits using the Georgia Mansur Palette by Daniel Smith for our painting adventures in the Blue Mountains!

Looking forward to painting with you in the Blue Mountains or at one of my other upcoming workshops in Australia, including Perth and Broome in Western Australia!

Several 2014 workshops are already booked out, including Carmel, California and Frayssinet, France but you can still jump into workshops in Tuscany, Provence, Croatia, Oxford UK  and some exciting new dates and locations for 2015 that I will release soon!

Don’t delay if you want to secure your spot ~ these workshops are filling quickly and you don’t want to miss this exciting opportunity~ we are going to have a blast painting together!!!

And NOW, here’s the demo you’ve been waiting for….. let me take you to the BEACH….

Demo 1 is using Golden OPEN Acrylics on linen panel. First I toned the canvas with a wash of burnt sienna and wiped back the highlights whilst it was still wet. Golden OPEN Acryic on canvas ~ first I toned the canvas with a burnt sienna wash and wiped back the highlights.

Next I created the structure by drawing in loosely with burnt sienna and french ultra.Just mapping out the territory here to get the placement and proportions right.

Just mapping out the territory here to get the placement and proportions right.

I am going to lay in some texture for my rocky outcrops using Golden moulding paste but you can also use other gels, pastes and grounds made by Golden or try the Watercolour Ground by Daniel Smith!

I am going to lay in some texture for my rocky outcrops using Golden molding paste but you can also use other gels, pastes and grounds made by Golden or try the Watercolour Ground by Daniel Smith!

 

Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground

Daniel Smith Watercolour Ground also works, and that is the beauty of being a water media specialist~ I get to use all the cool tools interchangeably because they all wash up in water!

!!! F-U-N !!!

Now lets start the watercolour!

Whilst that is drying let’s start one in watercolour painting on Arches 300gsm Rough paper using the Georgia Mansur Palette by Daniel Smith Paints.  This one is lightly drawn up with a pencil, then I added some of the Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground into the rocks and started laying in my lightest areas, leaving the white of the watercolour paper for the highlights.

daniel smith watercolor ground

watercolour

Whilst that is drying lets start one in watercolour too!

Working from the horizon line forward I washed in the ocean and a bit of wet sand on the beach and a bit of dry warmer sand in the foreground, using the rough paper and a bit of dry brushing to get the broken edges and light sparkling through. Are you still with me? ‘

Now let’s go back to our acrylic painting….

Let’s let that dry and go back to our acrylic piece…. now we want to put in the sky and a bit of water that need to be a bit horizontal so….since I am demonstrating upright so you can see what I am doing, I will tilt the painting so that any run off vertically will at least be in the right direction!

 

See that  wasn't so scary, now was it?!!

See that wasn’t so scary, now was it?!! While we are at it, lets whack in a bit of dark into our rocks to anchor them down to earth….

watercolour

Lets check on our watercolour now~ and do the same thing to this fella!

acrylic

Now on our acrylic, lets put in some wave action with our credit card and a bit of white paint….

 

watercolour with white watercolour ground

And we can finish off the watercolour with a bit of white watercolour ground using the same technique and handy credit card!

 

What do you think, two paintings, one in acrylic, one in watercolour of the same subject…. tons of fun!!!

side by side watercolour and acrylic

At the Beach I by Georgia Mansur, Acrylic on canvas

At the Beach I by Georgia Mansur, Acrylic on canvas available for sale: georgia@georgiamansur.com

At the Beach by Georgia Mansur, watercolour

At the Beach II by Georgia Mansur, watercolour on paper, available for sale: georgia@georgiamansur.com

Okay now its your turn! Join me at one of my workshops for heaps more techniques, tips and terrific fun! I will look forward to hearing from you soon~ http://www.georgiamansur.com

georgia@georgiamansur.com for brochures and more info~ I will be teaching in the USA, UK, France, Italy, Croatia, Portugal, and of course Australia! Join me for tons of fun and expand your creative repertoire~ no experience necessary~ I love beginners and improvers!!!

Please leave your comments on my blog and I will do my best to answer any questions you might have ~ and don’t be afraid to share~ spread the love my friends, painting is wonderful therapy and makes all our lives rich with joy~

http://www.georgiamansur.com

AIR A4 FLYER 2014 -2

Australian Artist Magazine April 2014 featuring Georgia Mansur

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6 Responses to “A Work in Progress by Georgia Mansur”

  1. Adriana Guidi March 28, 2014 at 16:12 #

    Thanks for the great tutorial Georgia! Love the ideas with paste and mediums.

    • georgiamansur March 29, 2014 at 21:05 #

      Thank you for your positive feedback Adriana, there are so many more things to show you, stay tuned! : D

  2. rosanna March 28, 2014 at 05:34 #

    How do you use credit card? It is nice and new fro me….:)

    • georgiamansur March 29, 2014 at 21:09 #

      Rosanna this is the best way my husband likes me to use my credit card….. ! It can be used to scrape back to the underpainting, break up big shapes and what I am demonstrating here is to apply paint or ground to the surface, either by stamping, dragging, sliding, whatever way you can! It takes a little while to get the hang of it but it is a very effective little tool to have in your tool kit, pretty versatile. However, I don’t recommend you try to use it shopping after you’ve painted with it! : D

  3. Kathy Karas March 27, 2014 at 21:39 #

    Hi Georgia ,
    The watercolour Ground looks interesting . Is it to create texture on the rocks?

    • georgiamansur March 27, 2014 at 22:26 #

      Yes it is Kathy but there are lots of other uses for it~ it is a life saver!!

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