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Paint Down Under— With Australian Artists Lyn Mellady and Julie Goldspink
Julie Goldspink  —  watercolour
In the PDU series of DVDs Julie will show how you can work with traditional media but will also work with Mixed Media, Her instruction will appeal to all levels of artist from beginner to advanced with some DVD’s being specially earmarked for a specific level, eg easy, medium or comprehensive.  
Julie is a gifted and experienced artist with extensive art training including a  - B.A in Visual arts and has a broad knowledge in art history, textiles, printmaking, painting and graphic arts. She teaches and exhibits in many parts of Australia and is now based on the Mornington Peninsula. As former director of the Everglades Fine Art Gallery in Port Macquarie, she gained appreciation for all forms of art and viewed the art world from a different perspective.

Lyn Mellady  -  pastel painting
Lyn is a trained teacher whose art took over her career. She works in both pastel and oil and her work is widely recognised and awarded.  In her workshops, DVDs and classes she explains all.    Her DVDs are designed to let you travel visually with her as she explains her thoughts and choices. You see the artistic processes that make the pastels work to create realistic paintings that have the density of an oil painting but the visual fresh surface that only pastel can give when handled correctly.

PDU 1 Julie Goldspink and Lyn Mellady paint Sullivans Bay Cliffs and shore

To show the results of painting the beach and cliff shadows subject by two artists and differing mediums - watercolour and soft pastel ( pure dry pigment)
2 DVD set - full demonstrations
Level: Beginner to Comprehensive

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PDU 2b Julie Goldspink - Flowers on watercolour canvas. Doesn't require glass.

PDU 2b Julie Goldspink - Flowers on watercolour canvas. Doesn't require glass.

Julie paints beautiful lilies showing the use of watercolour canvas and its versatility. From soft to bold, light background to dark. Learn her secrets.

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PDU 3a & 3b  Lyn Mellady - Fraser Island

PDU 3a & 3b Lyn Mellady - Fraser Island

Lyn's love of the varying light and mood of the beaches of Fraser Island is explored. Bonus DVD showing an earlier mid day painting until sold out.

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PDU 4a  Julie Goldspink  Afternoon Gold-Flinders Ranges

PDU 4a Julie Goldspink Afternoon Gold-Flinders Ranges

For studo painting, use your photos, change the colour and create your mood and story. A full demonstration to complete the process.

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PDU 5 Lyn Mellady - Sunlight and Storm Clouds

PDU 5 Lyn Mellady - Sunlight and Storm Clouds

Lyn reflects the environment and moods around her capturing in pastel both the sunny foreshore and stormy sky.

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PDU 6 Julie Goldspink -Paints Track to the Grampians.

PDU 6 Julie Goldspink -Paints Track to the Grampians.

Interpret how and why to mix colours, apply reactive washes and bring photo memories to life in the studio.

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PDU 7 Lyn Mellady - Kookaburra Waiting - Pastel

PDU 7 Lyn Mellady - Kookaburra Waiting - Pastel

Leaning to constantly refine what we see to work towards realistic painting.

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PDU 8 Julie Goldspink - Watercolour on Yupo

PDU 8 Julie Goldspink - Watercolour on Yupo

Do you love the way watercolour can merge to create its own free flow of colour? Then Julie adds more detailed, richly coloured objects.

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Video notes PDU No. 2 (new)
Watercolour canvas is suitable for artists wishing to present their watercolour paintings without glass.
It remains flexible and pigment may be moved more easily than on watercolour paper—suitable for a change of mind or softening colour ……watch the video for more info.
In this demo DVD, you will see her painting progress from start to finish using her favourite brushes and other ’tricks of the trade’ as she goes. Watch the eploration of both light and dark backgrounds within the painting.

Video Notes PDU No. 4a
Julie revisits the Flinders Ranges. Julie shows how she utilises various photos from a painting trip to inspire a fresh painting. Mixing colour to work fluently, brush use, changing the colours to add mood and meaning, different strokes, building layers, softening, blending, sharpening techniques and much more are shown and explained.

Video notes PDU No. 6
Track to the Grampian Mts.
Julie has just returned from a week teaching in the Gramoians. There is much to see but she cannot stop to paint. Photos and her personal observation are stating point for this demo in the studio.
Watch the painting unfold from start to finish and all is explained. But note the interpretation of her colour mixing choices and the way the washes can be varied for effect.

Video notes PDU No. 8
Yupo offers exciting possibilities to watercolour or acrylic artists. Watch the unpredictability of letting the richly pigmented watercolour merge. Then see ways to manipulate it. After this the surface can be reclaimed where more detailed or richer colours help define the subjects of the painting.This is an inspiring combination of freedom and possibility of control.


PDU No.3A and 3B Fraser Island Moon
This DVD shows that mood can be changed with simple changes. The layering process is shown and the power of the differing density of line and the changes in texture can add definition and enhance the mood of a painting. A bonus Fraser Island Long Open Beach DVD is included. This is ideal for the early steps of a pastelist as it explores varying methods of aplication and the results, and the way to consider the mix and colour choices.

PDU No.5 Sunshine and Stormclouds.
Colour contrast and the temperature of light are the tools shown to advantage in this DVD. Showing more detailed description of the rendering of pastel inert or active in the layering process a wider freedom emerges to create.

PDU No.7 Kookaburra
Painting is about seeing and we become more powerful as we learn to interpret what we see. This DVD explores the drawing process. We are not always blessed with perfect drawing ability.(i.e correctly interpreting or processing what we see)
Lyn takes you through a process explaining how to keep refining our decisions if they need it. All painting is also refining visual choice and perception.  Come with her through the first steps of the raw drawing to a finished refinement of this Australian Kookaburra.


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