Introduction to Impressionistic Watercolours - 19 November 2021
Tutor Catherine Beale, a member of the Society of Women Artists, will share techniques so you will understand how to form a cascading wash and how this reacts with paint straight from the tube. You will develop a range of marks, from disruptive watermarks to fine lines. The suggested materials will form a useful starter kit to carry on enjoying painting after the session.
This busy day will explore loose watercolours with fewer brushstrokes, rich colour and added texture. It will start with a no-pressure paint sampler. We will then create an A3 woodland scene from step-by-step demos (source photos supplied).
Catherine’s relaxed teaching style will include an element of personal tutoring and Q&A, as she shares watercolours’ potential with you.
Watercolour board (£2.50) : 2 pieces supplied by the tutor - available as 'pay on the day'. The board will not buckle and paint can be washed off its surface.*
Limited palette of 8 Winsor & Newton tubed colours:
- 7 Cotman (student) colours: Turquoise, Ultramarine, Sap Green, Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Burnt Umber, Purple Lake
- Plus Winsor & Newton Professional Raw Sienna
- 3 watercolour brushes: 1 large - one-inch flat e.g. Pro Arte Prolene One Stroke Flat Brush Series 106; 1 medium - 3/8" or 1/2" flat;1 rigger
- Table top easel or a simple A3 board with a 2 inch rest (e.g. tin/case, pad)
- 2B pencil and eraser + Water jar + Kitchen roll
- Generous sized Palette with large wells or white plate/tray
- Suggested: table salt + clingfilm
I have provided three colourful subjects to lift everyone’s spirits. They can be our source photos on the day.
* Participants can bring their own watercolour paper if they choose but past attendees have found watercolour artboard very exciting and forgiving - paper will not recreate exactly the same results.
Little Coxwell Village Hall is in the picturesque village of Little Coxwell. It was chosen for it's light and space. As you reach the pub, the road to the right leads to the hall. Parking is just 40m further along from the hall. The hall has kitchen facilities (jug, microwave, small fridge). You are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Fernham and its country pub is 1.4 miles away. At lunchtimes they have a selection of sandwiches served with soup or chips, some light bites and some pub classics - and coffee. Aldi, Waitrose and Costa Coffee in Faringdon are 1.5 miles away... Little Coxwell pub is not currently opening at lunchtime.