Painting in a loose and expressive style - letting the paint do the work. Liz’s aim in this workshop is to help you to loosen up and paint the essence of flowers and foliage, so that you can handle watercolour with more confidence - embracing its often unpredictable nature to depict the beautiful colours and forms of a floral bouquet. Liz will bring along plenty of fresh flowers for us to work from as well as some images. Please feel free to bring along some of your own if you have any particular favourites. Liz will also supply all the paper that you need for the day and will bring along plenty of other materials just in case.
What to bring:
Board - to support your paper
Brushes - Sable watercolour brushes are best but pricey, so I use a lot of synthetics these days as the quality is so much better than it used to be. The lower price means that you can afford to buy more sizes.
The bigger the better! Bring along what you have, but if you would like guidance on what to buy here are my suggestions:
SAA Silver Big Wash Brush (Size 20) - this is a really good quality large brush if you want to splash out.
SAA Silver all rounder brush size 10, or Ken Bromley Artists’ Value Round Profile Brush size 12
SAA Silver flatmate brush 0.5inch
1 inch flat brush (any make)
Rigger brush 02 (any make)
Plastic palette with deep wells for watercolour
Water spray bottle2b pencil and rubber
Suggested basic colours:
burnt sienna or sepia
Optional Colours: Shell pink, Lavender (Holbein)
A basic level of using watercolour would be helpful before coming on this course, but if you are a complete beginner, just let me know and I will make sure I spend extra time with you to help you along.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Any other materials not specified for the students to bring
1 to 1 guidance
A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes
And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day.
Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.
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