Welcome to my Website 

Christine Russell is a contemporary, professional artist based in Gloucestershire, south of the Cotswolds. Christine paints with a variety of medium and coveres a wide range of subjects, from impressionistic Landscapes to exquisitely detailed Still Life paintings, which are highly sought after in the UK, USA and the Middle East. She is a longstanding member of the Society of Women Artists and more recently, became a full member of The United Society of Artists. 

Christine is also an experienced, enthusiastic and patient tutor, who enjoys sharing her expertise with her students here in the UK and abroad.  

Studio Workshop: Oils: Painting With Knives!

palet knife painting
For this course we are really going to be exploiting the wonderfully expressive nature of oil paint. Working on landscape, seascape and other textural subjects, we will be looking at the application of almost undiluted oil paint with painting knives (the cranked handle variety, often wrongly referred to as palette knives), with the absolute minimum of brushwork. 

If you have ever wished to 'loosen up', now's your chance; it's impossible to be too tight working in this way! In addition, we will explore colour mixing, both on the palette and directly on the board, employing the use of a colour wheel, some basic colour theory and a limited palette. This course is suitable for all levels of experience. 


Studio Workshops 2016:

  • 1. Sunsets In Oils ~ Sat. 23rd & Sun. 24th Jan. 
  • 2. Pastels For All  ~ Sat. 5th -  Mon. 7th Mar. 
  • 3. Doors, Windows And Arches ~ Sat. 9th &  Sun. 10th April.
  • 4. Capturing Light In Your Painting ~ Sat. 16th & Sun. 17th Jul.
  • 5. Fabric In Pastel ~ Sat. 13th & Sun. 14th Aug.
  • 6. Oils: Painting With Knives! ~ Sat. 12th & Sun. 13th Nov.
  • 7. Coping With Detail ~ Sat. 3rd & Sun. 4th Dec.