Duration: One day
About the Course
Absolutely no experience necessary, this one-day introduction to watercolour landscape will start in the classroom learning about colour mixing, tone, how to introduce life into your work, layering your paint working from light to dark. The afternoon will be spent outdoors painting trees, water and structures in the grounds of FSC Epping Forest. Linda’s teaching is not 'step-by-step' thus allowing her to tutor a group of mixed abilities; she will demonstrate a technique or subject and you will then have a go. Her painting techniques follow traditional rules which she believes you have to know before you break m! The morning will be spent painting indoors, including watercolours with and without drawing, looking at skies, trees, water, tone, perspective and creating movement with your brush marks. The afternoon will be spent outdoors painting the landscape including trees, water and structures, learning how to create layers and distance in your painting.
Our Natural History and Exploring Nature and the Arts courses are aimed at those aged 18 and above. If you are interested in one of our courses but are under 18 at the time of the course beginning please contact the Centre hosting the course prior to booking to discuss the content and its suitability.
Working as a full time professional artist and tutor for over 18 years Linda has recently relocated to the south of France. For seventeen years she had a studio /gallery in Norfolk. Inspired by everything around her, preferring the freedom of painting from life, en plein air in the countryside, her philosophy is "Wherever you look there is inspiration”. Linda's work is in private & corporate collections worldwide, and has been selected for exhibition at the Designer & Artists Copyright Society. In 2016 one of 90 artists selected to paint at Windsor Castle for Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday, Linda’s painting “Cornets & Bayonets” was awarded second place. A qualified tutor, Linda writes for Leisure Painter & has led courses for Artist & Illustrator Magazine, she is a Professional Associate of the Society of all Artist’s. As well as her own holidays and workshops, working as an associate tutor for the Field Studies Council for twelve years, Linda teaches on cruise ships and works with other private painting holiday providers. She has appeared in local & national press as well as on Radio & Television.
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