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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.
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
$ 60.00
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PDU 02b 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.
$ 40.00
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PDU 03 Lyn Mellady - Rocks Surf and Spray
The breaking wave and spray fo foam break against the age old rocks at Whisky Beach
$ 40.00
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PDU 04 Julie Goldspink Beautiful Gums Flinders Ranges
Studo painting, mixing the colours, character of the subjects, varying brushstrokes, texture, distance and so much more. A full demonstration to complete the process.
$ 40.00
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PDU 05 Lyn Mellady - Sunlight and Storm Clouds
Lyn reflects the environment and moods around her capturing in pastel both the sunny foreshore and stormy sky.
$ 40.00
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PDU 06 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.
$ 40.00
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PDU 07 Lyn Mellady - Kookaburra Waiting - Pastel
Leaning to constantly refine what we see to work towards realistic painting.
$ 40.00
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PDU 08 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.
$ 40.00
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PDU 09 Lyn Mellady pastel Blue and Golden Mornington
The use of opposites in many forms to control the impact. Impressionistic versus detail.
$ 40.00
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PDU 10 Watercolour Afternoon Gold Flinders Ranges
For studio painting, use your photos, ajust the colour and create your own interpretation.
$ 40.00
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Video notes PDU No. 2 (new)
Swaying November Lilies
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. 4
Beautiful Flinders Gums
Working on traditional 300gm paper, julie demonstrates the steps and choices. She shares her colour mixes, adjusts colours, builds intensity, creates focus and character and texture and much more.  

Video notes PDU No. 6
Track to the Grampian Mts.
Julie has just returned from a week teaching in the Grampians. 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.

Video notes PDU No.10
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.
PDU No.3
Surf, Spray and Ancient Rocks
The water smooth ancient rocks at Whisky Beach, Wilsons Promontory stand against the incoming waves and crashing foam spray. Energy, the line and flow of the water and essential tonal differences,  colour and texture are important elements of the painting.

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. Lyn shows 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.

PDU No. 9
Blue and Golden Mornington
Impact and Contrast. Lyn demonstrates the concepts of application, impressionistic or detail, warm and cool,  light and dark,  greyed or intense colour and more to control the impact level in a painting.

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