Passers-by, friends, tourists, art lovers and students are attracted by the smell of oil paint drift in whilst Peter Barraclough is working, for a chat and to observe an artist at work.
“It makes for a most pleasurable working day, as I am not fazed by having onlookers watch and comment, which often happens when I am working outdoors”
– Peter Barraclough
This traffic in and out of the studio often leads to requests for tuition; Peter finds that folk love to watch him at work and to experience the process of creation from a blank canvas or sheet of paper to a finished piece. As he works, Peter explains why some marks he make are working while others are not. While a knowledge of composition, technique, perspective and colour theory are all important, as an old painting lecturer at his art school in Liverpool in England used to emphasise, “Don’t forget the three-H principle: Heart, Head and Hand.” When all three are working together, happiness reigns.
Peter Barraclough offers tuition. Please call Peter on 0419 393 434 to arrange a time to suit your schedule.