Creating Atmospheric Backgrounds in Watercolour

19th August 2017 @ 10:00 am – 20th August 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Nature in Art
Nature in Art
01452 731422

Art Courseval-briggs
with Val Briggs 10am – 5pm
Maximum Participants: 12

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.

Course Cost
Members: £84
Non-members: £110
Course Suitability: Absolute Beginners – Advanced

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

Water pots

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.

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