1st day creating 3 different backgrounds with wet into wet and directional washes for hedgerow/woodland, loch and mountains and reed beds/water/sky
Day 2 How and where to superimpose silhouettes of birds, animals and a little detail to create a finished painting/s.
Materials List Participants need to bring along their watercolour brushes and paints, a palette (white china plates are perfect) a drawing board (3ply or MDF) to accommodate a ½ imperial sheet (bigger than 22” x 15” 56 x 38cms )of paper suitable for improvers or ¼ imperial (15” x 11” 38 x 28 cms )sheet of paper beginners and improvers
A B pencil, eraser and sharpener
Kitchen roll or towel/cloth
Bulldog or drawing board clips to suit the depth of their drawing board. NO TAPE
NOT paper 200lbs 425gms in weight. Valerie uses Saunders Waterford paper (not the high white paper) but your own preferred make will be fine.
Please bring a pad of watercolour or spare watercolour paper for testing colours.
Artist’s Profile Valerie has spent over 30 years enjoying the challenging medium of watercolour and enjoys teaching people how to overcome their natural fear of medium where mistakes are not easy to rectify, she specialises in British flora and fauna. Valerie has been teaching for about 25 years now and is completely self- taught.