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Our next session is designed for those who find watercolour a daunting proposition! Today will provide you with the necessary foundational skills to paint beautiful watercolours. Areas covered will be wet-in-wet, wet-in-damp, dry brush, edges, temperature, tonal evaluation, subject matter, and shapes. You might be terrified at the start but you won’t be at the finish as you integrate buildings and landscapes. We will cover perspective, composition, painting into the light, painting with back lighting and moments from dawn to dusk. You will paint from differing vantage points integrating buildings, animals and figures into your landscape.
We also cover one of the most avoided subjects in watercolour, “the interior”. Light is a major consideration. There will be demonstrations and explanations showing how to paint the right edges in the right circumstance. The painting of different textures will also be treated.
We will explore a nautical theme that includes: water, waves, reflections, boats, harbours, sand, shells, headlands, as well as sunny, stormy, and cloudy days. Weather permitting; there will be opportunity to paint “en plein air” outdoors as well. I look forward to working with the students as we discover the delights of watercolour painting together.
Try to be there at least 10 minutes before we start the workshop to set up your equipment so we can start on time.
Watercolour Paper -4 sheets 300gsm. Saunders- or Arches (Alternately Pads or Blocks are fine)
Watercolour Palette –1 Plastic Palette with plenty of mixing areas is fine
Paints – Rowney/Windsor and Newton/ or any Artist quality Brand.
Permanent White Gouache (Rowney is a good brand for gouache)
No. 1, No 3, No. 6, Mop. Brush for large washes
Synthetic Brushes are fine or sables if you can afford them.
I have found that the Best Synthetic Brushes around are Roymac Revolution Brushes – They perform like a Sable Brush but are less than half the price!
You may prefer to stand and paint (as I do), or sit and paint. If you prefer to sit at a table as many do, you will need a table easel, or something to prop up behind your board to get a nice slope to paint your watercolours on. If you prefer to stand, a light tripod easel would be suitable and a small table or something to rest your pallet/water/brushes/ etc. on to place alongside your easel would be handy, particularly if we get to paint outside.
If we get the chance to go outside to paint some extras would be
Stool, or Easel, Hat, Sunscreen, Insect repellent, Water bottle, (some to drink, some to paint with!)
All of these requirements are only a guide of course, for example if you have some paint sets, or can buy a set of paints a bit cheaper, by all means, bring them along, I am super flexible! Just get what you can afford and we will work together with your equipment.
Terry is one of Australia’s exceptional watercolour artists. His passion for his craft and his love of the wonderful medium of watercolour is revealed through his varied subject matter ranging from magnificent Australian scenes, to paintings of his travels which include the Greek Islands, Tuscany, Italy, Finland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, etc. He is a much sought-after watercolour tutor across the globe. In 2012 he had a sell-out workshop tour to the Greek islands. He has been a regular tutor at the Bathurst summer and winter schools for the last seven years and is a regular teacher of watercolour in most states in Australia each year. He has regular exhibitions in Scandinavia, workshops in Tuscany, Greek islands, France, Australian exhibitions, and has lots of fun! More to come! Website www.terryjarvis.com.au