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I hope to pass on to you the best way to gain confidence in your use of Watercolour I will set some exercises plus you can choose a subject to completion with my hands-on guidance we will be using artists quality pigments, acid free ( Hot pressed) paper.
And’ last but not least’ the joy of painting in a group plus exhibitions that give you valuable feedback on your art
I love to promote the joys of watercolour it is wild but tameable. By teaching the simple rules of a limited palette and using ‘translucent’ Water Colour paints this enable’s the white of the paper to shine through the paint thus assisting the artist This course covers a true structure giving understanding in how to appreciate and enjoy this delightful vivacious translucent medium.
Historically the use of watercolour to record and illustrate for Botanical recorders /illustrators on board ships when discovering new lands and depicting Fauna and Flora habituating them. I look forward to showing you how to capture nature from start to finish.
Please bring a small art diary. I will provide a kit that will cover all your needs for this course. A fee of $70 is payable to the tutor on the first day of this course.
I have been teaching in Bellingen and surrounds for 35 years now and still hold classes in Bellingen and Coffs Harbour. My understanding of this medium has been fine-tuned from Art classes I attended when 19 years of age at Meadow Bank Technical college, Julian Ashton’s Royal Art Society all in Sydney. I put myself through art schools by studying past botanical recorders: Flemish/French, European /English/Australian
As well as colouring 13 and 14th century Japanese wood block prints at Brian Chester’s Antiquarian and studying historical Botanical colours at the Mitchell library in Sydney;
I worked in Commercial art as a graphic designer spaning over 40years
I am still learning as I believe one never stops
I look forward to you joining me in your first steps into Water colour