"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~ Picasso.
Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced artist, I can tailor the day to suit your needs ensuring you get the most from your time.
"Thank you so much for a really lovely day. It was perfect. Great company, great food and even Robert thought my painting looked good which, of course, is down to you. Thanks again and we will be back (if you'll have us!)". MH
If you are interested in joining a watercolour workshop or weekly class below is a list of the basic equipment needed. I hope it is helpful.
Three 5ml tubes of Winsor and Newton Artist Quality paint:-
These are highly pigmented primary colours and will last for a very long time. By mixing them you can achieve any colour imaginable.
I use Bockingford Paper in sheets of 140lb NOT/cold pressed as this paper combines superb quality with great value for money.
Then from Amazon:-
Brush set:- these are synthetic brushes which will be fine to begin with.
Plastic palette or you could use a plain white dinner plate.
I squeeze my paint into contact lens cases which I glue or Velcro to the plastic palette. If you don’t know anyone who wears disposable contact lenses ask at your local Opticians.
From your kitchen collect:- two clean jam jars (or similar) for water and a roll of kitchen paper.
Your local office supplies shop will be the cheapest option for gummed brown paper (approximately 5cm wide)and the builders merchant for marine ply boards (mine are 38cm x 48cm to accommodate a quarter of an imperial sheet of paper). These items are used to stretch the watercolour paper to prevent it cockling when you paint. Click the following link to read my instructions for stretching watercolour paper and for more information on the different types of paper available.
For more details about the paints that I use please read my article "Paint with a Limited Palette".
In addition to the synthetic brushes you may wish to buy sable or a sable/synthetic blend brushes in the future. For more information about watercolour brushes follow this link.