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Upcoming Workshops with Mark Waller

Esk March 2020

Upcoming workshops & tutorials in your local areas, check here!

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Apostles at Sunset

Apostles at Sunset

From a wonderful photograph - this is my attempt to capture the sunset in misty conditions on an A4 canvas pad sheet.

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Cradle Mountain

Dove Lake Cradle Mountains

Had a go on a canvas pad sheet in A4 from a photo taken on holiday. I wanted the mountains to stand out though they are in the background. Not sure how

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Apostles looking West

Apostles looking west

Following on from my view of the sunset view of the Apostles looking to the east, I saved the best photo I had of the view looking to the west. While waiting

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Apostles looking East

Apostles looking east

Following on from my attempt at painting the Bay of Fires, I decided that I wanted to have a go at the Apostles (Great Ocean Road). I had tried twice to

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Bay of Fires

Bay of Fires

Inspired by Mark's fantastic tutorials I decided to attempt a holiday picture taken at Binalong Bay in the amazing Bay of Fires,Tassie. I wasn't expecting

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Workshops past. Been & gone. Delve into past notes, info and stories.

Esk October workshop group photo

Mark Waller's workshops past - discover what was learned about, talked about, laughed about and consumed with gusto!

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Painting a moonlight scene. Discover how much colour you can get in!

painting a moonlight scene finished

Learn the art of painting a moonlight scene by learning to paint the “not-waves”. This step-by-step tutorial taken from our recent workshop will show you how!

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Shades of Byron

My First Beach Scene Attempt

I offered to do a painting as a wedding present and the request was a beach scene. After quietly freaking out (I'd never painted water,sand etc before)

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Tehgan’s “Pip”

Tehgan's "Pip"

If you look up my old name Rhonda Pock you will see the story of Pip. To this day I keep that painting close. I have begun giving Pip a family and this

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Tamar class lifeboat

Tamar Class Lifeboat

Until recently I have worked mainly with pen and ink - I love the monochrome look and creating shape with dots and marks - but I promised a friend I would

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Seagull V-Log - Learn to paint this majestic seagull!


Learn how to paint this compelling seagull in our downloadable and streamable tutorial

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Some Sort of Eagle


My acrylic story is limited due to moving over to watercolour, so I hope you will excuse the intrusion, but I did want to share one of my favourites.

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