On 7 May 2022 Lynne Menge conducted a workshop at the Peter Clarke Art Centre in Newlands. The topic for the day was “painting a large format seascape in acrylics.”
Lynne is known for – among other subject matter – her large seascapes, which she fills with colour, texture and movement. During the course of the day, we were shown how to create those interesting, varied textures, using smooth and rough media, applied with a palette knife, to create crashing waves and craggy rocks.
While the textured under layers were left to dry, Lynne took us through the colour mixing process, showing us how she gets the many vibrant shades of blue used in her seascapes.
Tattered old paint-brushes, tooth-brushes and even baby-wipes are among the implements in the arsenal of tools she uses for applying texture and colour to a canvas, to achieve that very realistic sense of motion in her waves.
We all walked away with a whole lot of ideas and techniques to put into practice. Thank you Lynne, for a most enjoyable and inspiring day….and thanks, Irene for organising it for us.