Watercolour Painting

Venue: artsmart Studio, Beaconsfield

THURSDAY 19:00 – 21:00
Spring term 11 week dates: 11 April, 18 April, 25 April.
2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May.
20 June, 27 June, 4 July

Tutor: Jonathan Newey
Cost: £245 (11-week – Code: 4030)

Course description
Landscapes and still life with watercolour

On this course you will be shown how to sketch and paint landscapes, birds and still life subjects with the versatile medium of watercolour. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown techniques such as wet in wet, wet on dry, lifting and blotting, colour mixing, different brush marks and using pen and wash to paint landscapes and a couple of still life subjects such as fruit. Each painting will be demonstrated, step by step, by the tutor. No previous experience necessary. Suitable for all abilities.

Thursday 11 April 
Reflections in water 

 18 April
River scene with Pen & wash

25 April & 2 May
Woodpecker with watercolour and coloured pencil

9 May
Rainy street scene

16 May 
Flowers in a meadow with watercolour & white 

23 May
An old window  

30 May
Tangerines with watercolour & gouache

6 June
NO class 

13 June
NO class   

20 June
Continuation of tangerines with watercolour & gouache

27 June
Stormy sky in the style of Roland Hilder  

4 July
Strawberries on smooth (hot pressed) paper (supplied)

Suggested Materials
Surface: 1 x A4 or equivalent pad of ‘Not’ surface watercolour paper 140lb/300gsm ‘Not’ refers to the surface texture of the paper and is also known as CP (cold pressed) or Bockingford
Brushes: 1 x size 10 or 12 and 1 x size 4 round watercolour brush.
Paint: Watercolour paint, either tubes or pans. If bringing tubes then you will need 1 white mixing palette or china plate
Recommended colours: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue (optional), Cadmium Yellow Pale, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red. White paint such as Gouache, Chinese White or White Ink
A waterproof, black sketching pen. Size 02, 03, 04, or 05.
1 x water receptacle (jam jar or plastic container)
Tissues, 2B pencil, eraser, ruler


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