|Gemma Gylling Workshop
CPSA 117 worked with the Flagler County Art
League to put together a fabulous two day (sold out)
workshop featuring Gemma Gylling - a world
renowned artist and author.
Gemma is best known for her work on animals and
specializes in wild animals. To research her
subjects, she has visited many sanctuaries
throughout the US and has visited Africa to
observe animals in their natural habitats. Her
favorite is wild cats and she has had many pieces
juried into shows, including the prestigious CPSA
She is a CPSA signature artist and a published
author, and made the trek to Palm Coast to share
her techniques with a sold out crowd of excited pencil artists.
The subject of choice was a Maine Coon cat, and we worked on a
close-up of its head. Gemma did demonstrations of many specialized
techniques, including how to make "'wet" eyes, shiny fur, textured
noses and realistic whiskers. Participants were very excited and
worked diligently (often through the excellent lunches provided by
FCAL) from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
After the demos, Gemma would come and work with each person to
help refine their techniques and guide the color choices. Everyone
came away with a great rendition of the cat and some new expertise to
apply to their own works.