In the demonstration organised by Colleen Tooth and partially funded by support from the Playford Council, Mike Barr demonstrated his process of painting in acrylics.
Mike is a local Elizabeth artist and a regular contributor to Australian Artist magazine. He has won almost every service club art competition in South Australia at least once in recent years. He is a member of the Realist Guild of Australia.
Mike is a no nonsense painter, working in acrylics, oils and watercolour he is well recognised by his favourite subjects of impressionist rainy street scenes and enticing calm beach vistas that seem to go on for ever.
In the one-and-a-half-hour demonstration on a warm Saturday morning Mike used Atelier acrylics, A2 oil paper and two brushes – a 20mm flat and an 8mm round, both acrylic, to produce two Adelaide street scenes.
Mike did not disappoint and if you want to see more of the process he used check out upcoming articles in Australian Artist magazine (he took progress shots as he went along).
Thanks, Mike, for the dual demo.