I am really excited about this workshop. Capturing people in watercolour, is a great way of producing a lively portrait. My fifth book was published in September 2023 by The Crowood Press, called Painting Portraits in Watercolour, so this day will bring that book to life. This day is all about painting, rather than drawing so we will be working from photos not a live model and we will explore transfer techniques - if Vermeer used the Camera Obscura, then we are allowed to use modern equivalents (in my opinion). We will explore both layering to build realistic skin tones and high energy portraits with a more jazzy vibe. I can't wait!! You might also be interested in Portraits in line and wash on 21 March or 20 September. The course will be held at Knowl Hill near Maidenhead, Berkshire, to provide you with an inspiring and relaxing environment. All materials are provided, along with tea/coffee. No experience is needed to fully enjoy the day. If you already love painting in watercolours you will be provided with plenty of stimulation! Liz will let everyone go at their own pace to get the most out of the day.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tea/coffee are included.


1 day

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Liz Chaderton Artist

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Liz lives and works in a small village in Berkshire. She has been showing her work through exhibitions and galleries since 2009. A selection of her paintings are published by Artko, Artwall and Wraptious. Her first book, 'Painting watercolours on canvas' was published by the Crowood Press in June 2019 and her fifth is due to be published in late 2023. She writes for The Leisure Painter and other art magazines and teaches extensively on YouTube. She aims to help you see the animals and flora we so often overlook and by so doing to nurture a more caring attitude to the environment.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Weekends
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Parking provided
  • Intermediate level
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Micklems Farm House, Knowl Hill Common, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG10 9YD