Suitable for beginners.
10am – 3pm
Learn to create bright and expressive watercolours as Catherine introduces you to this luminous medium via a beautiful landscape subject. Start with a no pressure motif to try things out. Then move on to paint a beautiful local scene of ploughed fields and Cotswold farm buildings taken from a source photo (supplied). Build it up step-by-step and watch the way pooling paints behave.
We will start by discussing our source photo and thinking about our composition. Our pencil plan will help us to locate everything on the page in order to paint with confidence. Follow Catherine’s demos to help you to build up gorgeous colour in a series of washes, before adding layers and definition. We will talk about colour choices, brushes, paint properties and palettes. Layer on sharp detail and texture and try softening and removing paint. The day will draw to a close as we revisit our compositions to take home useful troubleshooting tips.
Materials to bring: (Optional £5 painting kit available from Catherine on the day.)