Norm Fraser's upcoming Oil Painting Workshop has many Creative Gladstone members excited.
Norm Fraser's upcoming Oil Painting Workshop has many Creative Gladstone members excited. Kristel Kelly

Artist brings good oil on painting techniques

NORM Fraser, an accomplished artist and member of Creative Gladstone, offers the chance for all to explore oil painting.

"Exploring Techniques in Oil Painting" will run on March 28 and is suitable for everyone.

"No real skills are required. This will be suitable for novice painters because I will be teaching techniques in oil painting," Mr Fraser said.

"The ability to sketch or draw freehand is a handy skill, but it should not prevent people from painting creatively to express what they feel and desire.

"Having fun is an essential ingredient with my painting.

"The only real rule is, 'If it's no fun then don't do it!'"

He started painting in 1967 and still gets a rush of excitement when creating.

"The most exciting part of painting is when I can see that the painting is 'working as planned," Mr Fraser said.

"I do a lot of experimental painting to develop my style, which means I force myself out of my comfort zone to create new effects.

"It is now widely recognised that learning to paint is very therapeutic. People can learn a lot about themselves in a short time."

Mr Fraser understands the odour of oil painting may deter some people.

"I will be using very small amounts of deodorised turpentine to thin the oil paint, in a well-ventilated room, so no one should have any problems unless they have an unusual sensitivity to this material."

Inquiries and bookings can be made by contacting Jessica Roberts by email to workshops.cgri@gmail.com.



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