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Paint Talk Gallery 2010

As we continue to receive news of activities that our artists engage in and a number of images ,we have decided to open another Paint Talk Gallery for the current year. We would like to thank everyone to has contributed over the past year and has shared their work with us.

The old gallery topic is closed for comments, please add your new images and comments to the 2010 Paint Talk Gallery but you can still go to the 2009 Paint Talk Gallery to view it.

We are leading this time with a marvellous image of a green turtle painted by artist Judi Beggs. Juddi is a member of the Chroma Teacher and Artist Partnering Program. She is traditionally teacher in Jo Sonja paints who is now enjoying painting with Atelier Interactives.

Feel free to add your comments to the blog.

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    Fraser Kirkwood - Chroma Europe commented on Mars 29, 2010, at 7:35 pm.

    UK artist Jonathan Newey ( sent us in these two images of his Atelier Interactive creations:
    "Please find attached a couple of paintings recently completed using Atelier Interactive.
    The landscape was a demonstration piece done for a local art group.
    The Black Leopard painting was completed last week."

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    Jim Cobb commented on Mars 30, 2010, at 4:34 pm.

    Chris Whipper is one of our TAPP teachers and artists. She has sent us these images of paintings she did last year. Although she paints with Jo Sonja's 4 of these are distinctly fine art while the other two, although done on folk art type supports and highly stylized are reminicent of Art Noveau

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    Jim Cobb commented on Avril 12, 2010, at 3:47 pm.

    Have a look at another installment from Nola Jones
    Nola is a farmer’s wife in rural VIC and these pictures represent places the family spent happy times. Nola initially started showing as a decorative artist but is able to change genre to landscapes and works here in Archival Oils.

    Nola writes about the work;

    Boggy Creek represents the creek where many swims, bike riding took place and a cubby house was built. Lots of fun. Also it is the main crossing through our property. It did once have a bridge, which was brought down in a major flood.
    Autumn at Gumdale shows the view coming up to the main house with the track going across to my painting cottage.
    The last is a painting at sunset from our back verandah. I have been painting scenes of our farm for the 4 kids and usually include the farm's name of Gumdale.

    Contact Nola at
    Moyhu, Vic. Au. 0357279295
    TBDA member
    Member of Chroma TAPP

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    rbissett commented on Avril 23, 2010, at 3:23 am.

    I got out the Interactive for 'Zodiac Under Sail' and was amazed anew at the ease of handling and other properties. Great paint. Last fall I was part of a weekend cruise aboard the schooner Zodiac. We sailed out of Bellingham, WA for a few days in the San Juan Islands. It takes 25 people to raise and lower the sails, so everyone had a station and a job. I'm doing a series inspired by that time.

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    Jim Cobb commented on Mai 17, 2010, at 3:26 pm.

    Donna Mearns who teaches in the Northern Territory sent us some recent images of her work. Red Headed Honeyeater and Sponge Night were projects for her night time classes. She introduces people to their first evening of painting showing them how to paint with a sponge and achieve a whole work in one session. These paintings have all been done in Jo Sonja acrylics.

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Mai 18, 2010, at 7:38 am.

    I am an artist from New Zealand. I concentrate on contemporary portraiture and have recently also painted some still lifes (I think of them as Object Art as they are less anchored to their surroundings then traditional still lifes). I paint using Atelier Interactive Acrylics. Here are two of my paintings.

    The first is entitled 'The Sugar and the Plum' and is on a 24" x 36 canvas in Atelier Interactive. I wanted a Seventies feel about it and for the man to appear almost voyeuristic - like he was an unwanted interruption to the scene.

    The second is part of an exhibition that I am currently working on and is called 'Visible Intent'. It was the first time ever that I painted something other than a portrait! It's on a 30" x 40" canvas.

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    Fraser Kirkwood - Chroma Europe commented on Mai 18, 2010, at 10:34 pm.

    UK Artist Denise Allen sent us these latest works using Atelier Interactive. Denise is one of our most active Atelier Interactive teachers, and can be contacted at

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    Jim Cobb commented on Mai 26, 2010, at 10:05 am.

    Here is the latest work from Nola Jones. This is her first attempt at working with Atelier Interactive acrylics.

    It's wonderful to see Nola, who originally joined our TAPProgram as a decorative artist, continually developing her art . See her previous works of Gumdale in Archival Oils below, and now she's adding further to her skills by working with Atelier Interactive.

    This is a painting of Paradise Falls of the King Valley in the hills in north-eastern Victoria.

    Nola writes." Imagine standing in a panoramic open cave, looking out down the valley with the gentle water falling over the top." We can just sense how Nola reacts to this spot from the dreamy arcadian quality of the work.

    Contact Nola at
    TBDA member, Member of Chroma TAPP

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    Jim Cobb commented on Juin 3, 2010, at 11:33 am.

    These 5 images were sent to us from Sydney artist Joseph Bezzina recently. These landscape are unmistakably Australian, Lake Mungo is in far south-western NSW, Silverton just North of Broken Hill, NSW and Gloucester in Northern NSW just in from the coast.
    These works give us a feeling of great freedom, partly through his technique,but also in the control of the medium allowing fine detail to be incorporated, drawing the eye into the picture. Although traditional perspective is used in these paintings, the colouring and variety of mark making by Bezzina adds to the drama of the work which captures our attention.

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Juin 13, 2010, at 3:08 pm.

    So here's my latest painting. Its a 30" x 40" canvas painted in Atelier Interactive paints. I am preparing for an exhibition and this canvas is part of that. I have written a short story (akin to a graphic novel) and the canvases work as illustrations. Its also my first self portrait. I had some fun with this, writing myself into the story at the last minute, as I wasn't supposed to be portrayed in the exhibition!

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    Fraser Kirkwood - Chroma Europe commented on Juin 23, 2010, at 9:15 pm.

    UK artist, and Atelier Interactive tutor, Tony Hogan has sent us his latest creations (
    "Hi Fraser,
    Attached are three new works recently completed with Atelier Interactive Acrylics.
    Crantock Bay, Cornwall was developed from a drawing done sat in the dunes on 29th December whilst the family went to the pictures. Kilham Tunnel of Trees is a local view to my home and studio and was done plein-air with some of my Art Holiday course students. The Big Oak at Warter village on the Yorkshire Wolds was half done plein-air and finished in the studio, caused by a sudden change in weather conditions and my not having correct attire on to finish out doors."

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    Fraser Kirkwood - Chroma Europe commented on Juillet 9, 2010, at 12:54 am.

    Jeremy Fox, who is based in Andalucia, Southern Spain, is becoming a huge fan of Atelier Interactive. His recent mural is featured on the News section of this website, and Jeremy is now running specialist workshops for arists in the Costa del Sol: "The Art Classes are from the 15th of July, every thursday from 11.30am to 1.30pm.The venue is The White Horse Community Centre, Cucador, near Albox, Almeria, Andalucia, España. Contact details are mob 0034653714767"
    Below are some of Jeremy's latest creations using Atelier Interactive, based on the beautiful seascapes on the Spanish coastline.

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    Jadie and Lee commented on Août 2, 2010, at 10:03 pm.

    Hi All,
    This is one of our new paintings. It is Acrylic on canvas and called "Spares and repairs"
    Jadie and Lee

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    Jadie and Lee commented on Août 9, 2010, at 5:06 pm.

    Hi All, Another one from us, We are an artist duo, we paint together on the same canvas. This one is Oil which is a little different for us as we usually work with Acrylic.
    Jadie and Lee

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Août 19, 2010, at 10:57 am.

    So this is called 'Retrospect is a b**ch' and is painted in Interactive Acrylic on 24" x 36" boxed canvas. Again it is part of the exhibition 'South Auckland Pointing at The Shore' that I am working on. I took lots of photos of the model and then messed around with different objects and concepts. This took me about 3 weeks to complete. Must get faster!

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    Jim Cobb commented on Octobre 11, 2010, at 2:42 pm.

    Shelly Kelly from MT PERRY Fine Arts Group sent us this information about their recent art exhibition.

    Mt Perry is a township of the North Burnett region, located in Queensland, north of Brisbane, approximately 1 hrs drive west of Bundaberg

    The town has its own art gallery in the Pat Augustine Cultural Centre which also houses an historical display and the public library. The Art Gallery is operated by the Mount Perry Fine Arts Group and artists from around Queensland regularly hold exhibitions in the gallery.

    Chroma recently sponsored the MT Perry Fine Arts Group “Aim High” exhibition. The competition winner was Lorna Snikeris pictured below in front of her painting. The painting which one second prize is hanging above it.

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    Jim Cobb commented on Octobre 12, 2010, at 10:55 am.

    The other day Grahame Smith from Queensland sent us these terrific images of his latest demonstration at Eckersleys, Brisbane. He painted this entire piece in 2 hours with participants looking on and asking questions. (Graham had done a preliminary pencil sketch on canvas prior.)

    The painting is a scene of the Story Bridge with city buildings, river and park lands, 52cm x 31cm painted on 4 September, 2010. There was an audience of 13 people and 2 staff looking on and various other customers wandering in and out at times.

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Octobre 16, 2010, at 9:10 am.

    Here are two more paintings from 'South Auckland Pointing at The Shore'. They are 30"x40" and a 30"x30" Atelier Acrylic on Gallery Canvas. I had fun with the two models on these photo shoots!

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    Fraser Kirkwood - Chroma Europe commented on Novembre 26, 2010, at 10:21 am.

    Tony Hogan has been as busy as ever in recent weeks, criss-crossing the UK as he runs a series of Atelier Interactive workshops. Above are some of his recent Atelier Interactive creations.

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Décembre 2, 2010, at 2:25 pm.

    This is my latest painting and one of my most challenging to date. Its painted in Interactive acrylic on a 30" x 40".

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    Jim Cobb commented on Décembre 14, 2010, at 4:26 pm.

    Hi Kooky- a confronting subject. These paintings are getting darker and darker but more interesting all the same.
    What a great painting and great handling of tonal contrast. Keep going.

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    Jim Cobb commented on Décembre 14, 2010, at 4:44 pm.

    Artist Joe Bezzina recently did a demonstration at the St. George Art Awards, Hurstville Gallery in NSW. Joe works in Atelier Interactive and produced this painting for the demonstration. His specialty is Australian landscapes in which he always manages to combine strength and sensitivity.

    This how Joe explained his process to the audience,

    "I worked on a 90 sq. cm. stretched canvas explaining what I have done to arrive to that stage, such as gessoing the surface and using gesso mixed with Interactive paint to start off the under painting. Then I used Modelling Compound to build up the surface with texture and showed how I also use a jet spray bottle to break-down the surface to achieve a more organic look ( details 1 & 2 can hopefully show this !! ) "

    Joe then proceeded with a glaze over but the work was not yet as dry as he had hoped. There will be further development on this work - still very much W I P !

    Thank you Joe

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Janvier 27, 2011, at 8:40 am.

    Thanks so much for your supportive comment Jim. I hope to be posting the next canvas here soon!

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    KookyCheapdate commented on Janvier 27, 2011, at 8:43 am.

    Thanks so much for your supportive comment Jim. I hope to be posting the next canvas here soon!

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    Jim Cobb commented on Mars 17, 2011, at 1:41 pm.

    Aileen Shaw is a teacher on the Chroma TAPP program living in Slippy Downs on the Sunshine Coast. She sent us some recent images of her and her students paintings from the classes she gives in a studio on the Sunshine Coast.
    All these varied works were done using Atelier Interactive and their mediums.

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    Jim Cobb commented on Avril 7, 2011, at 10:25 am.

    Here is the latest installment from Jeremy Fox-Reyner from Southern Spain.

    "I was commissioned by a Gallery Owner, Curtis Helm to produce a mural for his gallery.

    The image size is 75cm x 90cm. The curved top board was supplied by whose name is Curtis Helm and he is a bit of a character!

    The brief was originally to be a Jackson Pollock, dribbled lettering avante-garde job! But the aesthetic sensibilities kicked when I started drawing. The end result is a conglomerate of as many techniques and tricks that could be squeezed into one painting. The Faux stonework was rendered utilizing the amazing ability of Atelier Interactives mixed with Slow and Clear Painting mediums to blend so seamlessly as to appear smooth and sculptural. The lettering floating on the landscape in grey and silver was designed to fulfill the function of the project which is to catch the eye of gallery goers!

    The cirro-cummulus clouds and the atmospheric distance effect was created using Clear Painting medium and subtly "broken" Titanium White. The marbled columns where first masked and then painted using the same palette of colours but with an under painting of badly mixed colour blended and softened. When dry, the under-painted column area was thinly coated with clear painting medium, then a tinted over glaze was laid on and softened to create the marble "figuring" and when dry, the veining was applied and softened using the same technique."

    You can view more of Jeremy's work on his website

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    Jim Cobb commented on Mai 12, 2011, at 10:02 am.

    Colin Christie from Scotland sent us some more of his latest landscape works the other day. First Coast Wester Ross is painting using Atelier Interactive and all the others are done using Archival Oils.

    Thank you Colin for these delightful images of the Scottish coast.

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    lyndonaus commented on Mai 14, 2011, at 2:40 pm.

    Hello Jim, I have recently started using Interactive Acrylics and so far I'm very happy with the results.
    However, I be interested to know if there are any teachers using these in the Brisbane area, particularly the northside of Brisbane. I have been having lessons for the last 2.5 years with someone who paints in oils but now feel that I would benefit from having tuition from someone who is familiar with acrylics, particularly Interactive.
    Lyndon Baxter

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    Jim Cobb commented on Mai 20, 2011, at 10:59 am.

    These great paintings were sent into us by UK artist Michael Butler who was equipped with some Jo Sonja Pale Gold and a vivid imagination! To learn more about Michael and his work, visit his website

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    Jim Cobb commented on Juin 8, 2011, at 9:39 am.

    Here are some fabulously well wrought landscapes from Philip Raskin with he sent to us.

    Raskin was born in 1947 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He then entered the world of business and became well known as the proprietor of The Inn on the Green, a celebrated jazz restaurant in Glasgow over which he and his wife presided. He did not lose contact with the world of art however, as the venue doubled up as a quality gallery with a full program of exhibitions and private views. Raskin is still a very active artist, and latterly has become a convert to using Atelier Interactive.

    These latest creations are done using Atelier Interactive acrylics.......

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    Jim Cobb commented on Juin 8, 2011, at 10:19 am.

    Michael Butler presents his business with great style and panache. Have a look at the e-card he sent our Managing Director, Fraser Kirkwood in the UK as acknowledgment of his support. It plays a great contrast to his own art which is free and abstract.

    He has also included his latest fabulous abstract work Fort Knox, Money or Gold. You can see more work above and at his link given in the previous comment

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    Jim Cobb commented on Juin 15, 2011, at 2:12 pm.

    Nola Jones has just sent us her latest creation using Atelier Interactive. She is a teacher who uses Jo Sonja on the Chroma TAPP program. This is her first image with Interactive! Wow

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    Jim Cobb commented on Septembre 5, 2011, at 2:39 pm.

    Judith Champion from the UK gave us these images of her work recently. Judith is a very active tutor who has recently discovered the joys of Atelier Interactive :

    ” I am really enjoying using the paints, and definitely anticipate ‘spreading the word’ on Atelier Interactive !

    More of Judith’s work can be found on her website:

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    Jim Cobb commented on Septembre 8, 2011, at 12:04 pm.

    Susanne Barrett lives in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland with her family and sent us her latest painting of the area. Susanne has written the following Statement about this work,

    " Noosa Spit demonstrates the connection between the river and the sea. Al;so of significance in this story are the connection to and the interaction of man and the environment:the building of rock walls to stabilise the area and mitigate the effects of the sea and the river. Paths lead from the river through the bush to the beach. Beach towels and umbrellas dot the beach. The day is sunny and calm. The majority of my work starts with no preconceived notion of the final outcome with each piece growing intuitively on a day to day basis. Currently I am enjoying working on paper. This increases the interaction between paint and paper; the paint is not on the paper but part of it. Noosa Spit was painted with many transparent washes, glazes, pours and splashes. Calligraphic marks and line work were added as the layers progressed. The marks have a naive simplicity."