Ever wondered why your paintings look flat and lifeless? This improvers workshop will show you how to make your paintings come alive through the use of colour and tone. Learn how to use both colour and tone to create distance and depth in your painting and help with composition. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to employ warm and cool colours to create distance in a painting and create tonal contrast and tonal ‘patterns’ to create distance and enhance composition.
NB There is a chance to paint outside (at the village hall) weather permitting.
Materials that you need to bring with you to this workshop include:
Set of water-based paints (watercolour, gouache or acrylic). To include orange and Sap green and dark colours such as Alizarin crimson, Prussian blue, Burnt umber, violet. Other useful colours (if you have them) include: Perylene violet, Perylene green, Sepia, Cobalt turquoise light and Green gold (Winsor & Newton Artist’s range), brushes and paper suitable for your chosen medium, 2 pots for water, palette, drawing board, masking tape, sketch pad, 2B pencil, rubber, ruler, plastic cover to protect tables. Any other painting equipment you have. Own reference material, photos of landscapes, seascapes, trees, etc. that are dramatically lit. NB Suitable equipment to paint outside if required: easel, sun hat, sun lotion, etc.
Please bring your own packed lunch and drink.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Plenty of instruction and advice, tea, coffee and biscuits
5 hours (10:30am to 3:30pm)
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