15 January 2021, 10:30am-12:30pm
An online painting session to help you try out Catherine’s loose “gravity painting” watercolour techniques.
Step-by-step, form your own impressionistic seascape from a photograph (supplied). Watch the way paint dropped into water behaves. Use fewer brushstrokes and more water effects to create bright colours and atmosphere.
We will start by discussing our source photo and the idea of aerial perspective – the bluing of the landscape as it recedes from view. We will then break down our composition and create a pencil plan so that we can position the paint with confidence. Step by step you will be shown how to lay successive landforms on top of each other to create depth. We will lay on paint, deepening areas of tone to create intriguing shadows whilst keeping highlights dry and white. We will finish with final, drier detail and a review of our painting.
Materials needed for the workshop:
• A3 Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Artboard if possible.
• Table top easel / A3 size board with a 2 inch high rest (eg tin/case/ramekin etc).
• 2B pencil and eraser.
• 3 brushes: 1 inch Pro Arte Prolene One Stroke Flat Brush Series 106 or large watercolour brush.
• 3/8 or half inch flat Pro Arte Prolene One Stroke Flat Brush Series 106 or similar.
• 1 rigger brush.
• Kitchen roll.
• Generous sized Palette.
• Tubed watercolour paint – suggested colours: cobalt blue; ultramarine blue; viridian green; Winsor / Dioxazine violet or purple lake; Permanent Alizarin crimson; Raw Sienna.
Important: This workshop is delivered online over zoom. You do not need a zoom account to access this workshop.