Using ink lines along with watercolour in a painting is a lovely technique as linework provides a structure to a picture while loose watercolour washes add vibrancy and colour. We will be painting the window of a French Chateau using waterproof pens first, to put down the main drawing and then painting loose colourful watercolour washes on top and finally putting in extra details in pen again at the end.
What to bring:
Please bring along any watercolour equipment that you already have.
WATERCOLOUR PAINTS (either tubes or pans)
Suggested basic colours:
burnt sienna or sepia
Optional Colours: Shell pink, Lavender (Holbein)
Waterproof pen – Any pens that are waterproof are fine but I use Uni Pin Fie line pens – a 0.2 and a 0.5 size.
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.
Bring along what you have, but if you would like guidance on what to buy here are my suggestions:
SAA Silver all rounder brush size 10, or Ken Bromley Artists’ Value Round Profile Brush size 12
SAA Silver flatmate brush 0.5inch
Plastic palette with deep wells for watercolour
Water spray bottle
2b and 6b pencil and rubber
Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included on the day:
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. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us on social media.
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 by notifying us. 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.
Level: Beginner and intermediate
Number of students: 10
1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)
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