Marc Alexander gave us a good look into his processes and procedures at our June meeting. He took us right through, from basic sketches, layers of glazing, texturing and gilding, to the finished, realistic pieces, for which he is widely known.
So many SASA members braved the weather to be there, that there wasn’t a spare seat in the hall and were so fascinated by the techniques Marc shared with us, that we couldn’t get them to leave!
Not only did Marc share his techniques, but he also , very generously, let us into a lot of “trade secrets”, acquired over his years of experience and experiment.
The gilding process itself is a painstaking one and not for the impatient. One needs a quiet mind, a steady hand and a lot of practice to get it right. Marc will be giving a workshop on Saturday, where the lucky ones who managed to book a place, will further their education.
Thank you Marc, for a fascinating evening.