One of the most fascinating AND most difficult aspects of watercolour is to produce paintings that are fresh and full of light. Identifying the whites, the lights and the brights before you begin to paint is a very necessary skill and as it is difficult to put the light back in watercolour once you have lost it, it follows that good observational skills and paint handling techniques need to be mastered.
This short course will explore all those aspects that are relevant to this particular area of watercolour painting.
Clare DuVergier is a well-known painter in the South West and lives in a remote area in the Quantock Hills. She trained both as an actress and as a teacher and her first job at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter instilled a great love of the local landscape. In 1990 having followed a number of career paths she returned to the South West and to a full time career in painting in 2000. She has exhibited at a number of galleries in the South West and Scotland and for many years as part of SAW (Somerset Art Week). She is now much in demand as a lively teacher of traditional watercolour. She works primarily with watercolour and occasionally in oils and mixed media. Her paintings are divers and include both figurative and abstract works with a particular interest in colour and light.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
This residential course includes tuition, full board and accommodation, plus travel and admission for field trips where applicable, unless stated otherwise.
Courses starting with dinner include an evening session which will run from approximately 8.30pm - 9.30pm. Most weekend and short courses include one free session each full day - this will either be after lunch or after dinner dependent on the course content. Daily sessions for weekend and short courses usually begin at 9.30am.