Painting the Poetic Landscape - Full Day (1)
Time & Location
About The Event
Poetry evokes an awareness of experience or an emotional response. How can this be conveyed in watercolour when there are no tubes of paint labelled harmony, serenity, or drama? The key to composing a poetic painting with mood and emotion is to capture the atmosphere. Students will learn how to balance warm and cool colours, lost and found edges for a dynamic outcome. Time will be devoted to a lesson on colour mixing. A thumbnail concept will be developed to scale up for the afternoon session.
I cater for all skill levels, so do not be apprehensive if you are new this this medium.
We will be painting around a large table on my back deck. It is shaded but you may require warm clothing if the weather is cool. I will supply mounting boards and water buckets. For those needing watercolour brushes, I have a selection that students may use for the class. You are welcome to bring your own easel if you wish to stand. The class will be restricted to 8 participants so that each student will receive individual attention to achieve their best.
Morning and afternoon tea is included but you will need to bring your own lunch. The kitchen is available for preparation and heating if required.
French Ultramarine Blue
Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose
Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Lemon
Yellow Ochre or Raw Sienna
Viridian Green or Perylene Green
Neutral Tint or Indigo
You can bring along any brand of paint but you may not get the same colour intensity as artist quality paint. P & E Fine Art (formerly Mi-Art) stock Windsor & Newton and Daniel Smith artist quality paints. These paints are more light-fast and colour intensity is evident in the finished art work.
Brushes, Pencils and Palette
Bring whatever round, flat or mop brushes that you have. Quality brushes are very expensive. I will supply the buckets for washing brushes.
Arches or other watercolour paper (natural white, A3 or A4, 300gsm, rough or cold pressed)
Visual diary (A4) to practice sketching
Masking tape (approximately 18mm wide)
Absorbent paper towels