Skip to content

How to Paint Over a Painting – Part 1 with Christine Read

Christine studied art for the Higher School Certificate and really intended to have a career in some form of visual art. As a teenager she had a small business silk screening fabrics and selling them. However, her parents and teachers encouraged her into medicine, as it was thought that this would be a more secure career, so for almost 40 years she practiced as a doctor, but is now retired and has the opportunity to pursue her artistic career.

Christine did not attend art school but has always drawn and painted—she says she is more or less ‘self taught’, but has attended numerous workshops and enjoys being part of an art class. For 2-3 years she attended Ffocus Arts in Mosman (Sydney) and studied with Robbie Hodges. Since living in Lennox Head Christine has done workshops and classes with Turiya Bruce, Zom Osborne and Melissa Wright, and currently paints with other members of the Lennox Arts Collective.

‘”I love almost all aspects of art including drawing, painting and silk screening. I use a lot of colour and I love the sense of being ‘present’ in the work. I enjoy most subject matter, but most frequently paint landscapes, seascapes and still life.” – Christine

In Part 1 of this demonstration, Christine shows how she “renovates” an old landscape painting into her signature “fantasy still life” painting.  Part 2 coming soon!

Watch Christine’s Demo Here:

For more info on Christine’s classes and workshops, and to contact her directly, click here.

1 Comment

  1. Andrew Willie on August 20, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Hello. Thanks for your advice. Your pictures is very beautiful

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Join The Art Revolution

Sign up to our email list to get notified about TV episodes, news and special offers. (don't worry, we never spam)

Join as a free member and receive our newsletter with news and latest episode releases, but join as a VIP premium member and receive so much more.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Colour In Your Life

Featured Artist Pack

Market yourself to an international audience and take your career as an artist to the next level. Sign up to download the Colour In Your Life Featured Artist Pack.

Thanks for subscribing. Your download will be sent to your email.

Are you ready to take your practice to the next level?

Be on the Colour In Your Life show and market yourself to an international audience and take your career as an artist to the next level. 

Get in touch with us to get more information.

Thanks for registering your interest to be a featured artist in Colour In Your Life. We'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.