The first day was devoted to liquid textured backgrounds as used in Lesley's painting below.
Paint was mixed, water was sprayed and clingwrap/plastic sheet applied and they all went outside in the sun to dry.
While the panels were drying, Lelsey demonstrated her technique for painting a graduated sky in acrylic using pre-mixed colours.
Then it was our turn to start on the sunsets. Now I have to say for a room full of women who all love a chat, the silence was deafening, just the swishing of brushes!
Eventually the background panels were dry enough to take off the wrapping and the challenge began to use the serindipity that had appeared.
Here are some of the creations using the liquid texture backgrounds, and the graduated sky and sunset paintings.
Some of the participants were beginners, some had never worked with acrylics, but all agreed that it was a great workshop and cannot thank Lesley enough for sharing these techniques.