Pip Seymour Acrylic workshop and demonstration went off extremely successfully yesterday morning. Fourteen artists listened to Pip talk about his ethos for paint making, his quest to source top quality pigments into a serious quality acrylic paint that is affordable and available in large quantities: 250ml, 500ml, 900ml and 2.5litres.
The artist acrylic has 18 colours (will be 40 shades eventually) with a variety from transparents through to opaque quality, allowing artists to achieve the different effects they require. Pip demonstrated how different finishes are affected by the application of a good quality white gesso primer under the paint, reflecting and transforming.
Everyone commented on how much they had learnt on how to achieve the effects they require "i never realised just how much acrylic paint was capable of" being one comment.
At the end of the session, artists got the chance to try out Pip Seymour's fabulous handmade pastels. They were astonished by the amount of pigment load in each pastel and loved the way different pigments were combined and appeared in a painterly mark, making it possible to blend interesting colour combinations. ... Think we might start to stock these
Overall an enjoyable, interesting and informative morning was experienced by all. Thanks to generousity, time and attention to detail to Pip and his artist partner Rebecca.