Moving on in watercolour
During the day, which starts at 10am, I will be demonstrating step-by-step the two paintings pictured above.
A delicious 2-course homemade lunch is included in the price and the day ends with one of Nigel Caleno's legendary cream teas at 4:30pm.
Both these pictures are fun to paint and are suitable for beginners and more advanced painters. The emphasis of the day is to explore some of the more in-depth aspects of this beautiful medium to improve existing skills or learn new ones.
The list of equipment needed is small; just 6 colours of paint, 2 brushes, and watercolour paper. Everything else can be found in or around your home.
6 x 5ml tubes of Winsor and Newton professional quality watercolour paint suggested colours; Winsor Lemon, Winsor Blue (Green Shade), Permanent Rose, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine. Professional quality paints are more expensive than student quality, but they are easier to use and last longer.
One large brush (No 10-14) with a good point and one smaller one (No 6-8), both synthetic. I recommend Pro-Arte.
Two gummed blocks of watercolour paper, size 14” x 10” (300gsm/140lb) in NOT or Rough. I recommend Bockingford made by St Cuthberts Mill.
One plastic palette with mixing wells
2 jars for water
A roll of kitchen paper
Scrap watercolour paper for testing tones and colours
Pencil, (putty) rubber, pencil sharpener
Most equipment and materials will be available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact The Old Bank Studio to book a place or for further details.