ONSITE Painting Texture in Watercolour - Thur 27th June 2024
Included in each day:
- Five hours of expert tuition
- Homemade cookies on arrival
- Filter coffee & selection of teas available free all day
- Freshly prepared lunch
- Homemade afternoon tea
- Ample Free Parking
- Free WiFi
- Easy ground-floor access
On this workshop you will be shown how to render texture in watercolour by combining a number of techniques including wet-in-wet, dry brush, and opaque paint. As well as the more established watercolour techniques, we will be looking at some other slightly less conventional approaches to rendering flaking plaster and peeling paint, rusty iron, and the rough surfaces of brick and stone without resorting to the usual gimmicks associated with creating texture. By combining a number of techniques that can be applied to both small and larger areas of a painting, a convincing suggestion of texture can be created. Texture doesn’t solely apply to rough surfaces, and you will also be shown how to render smoother surfaces, including glass. No previous experience is necessary, although some familiarity with watercolour painting would be beneficial, but not crucial.
List specific skills and techniques that will be taught in the course:
- Wet-in-wet painting
- Dry brush
- Painting glass
Materials are not included in your booking fee. The items you will need to bring with you are listed below:
Students - please bring:
- Either block, loose paper, or pad approx. 9" x 12", or 12" x 16" - 300 g/m2 (140 lb) NOT surface (Cold pressed)
- Arches, Fabriano, or Saunders Waterford are all excellent makes
- More economical brands are Bockingford, or Langton.
‘Artists Quality’ watercolours in small tubes are the best, as these allow you to mix large amounts of colour for washes. Or if you prefer, pans of colour in a folding palette. Winsor & Newton (preferably not Cotman), Jackson’s, Schmincke, Sennelier, or Daniel Smith are among the best quality watercolours.
Suggested colours: This is a fairly comprehensive list, and you don’t necessarily need everything listed here, but these are the ones I use most of the time. Please adjust or amend it if you wish to include any of your favourites. If required, you will be able to use some of the tutor’s own colours that you might not have, free of charge.
Cadmium Yellow Light
Viridian Green or Phthalo Green
Hooker’s Green or Sap Green
Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre
Permanent Rose or Magenta
Winsor Violet or Dioxazine Purple
- Round, watercolour brushes in sizes 3, 8, and 10 or 12. It’s important that these brushes are of good quality and that they form a point when wet. Sables are expensive, so synthetic ones are a good substitute.
- A square ½”, or 1” brush, and a larger one for covering large areas
- HB pencil and sharpener
- Masking tape
- Tissues/Kitchen towel
- Large palette with several mixing wells
- A small atomiser spray bottle to hold water, for re-wetting your painting
- Putty rubber
- Small jar of masking fluid (blue if possible)
- An old credit card
- Scalpel or craft knife
- An old toothbrush
We advise that you do not buy any materials required for a course more than two weeks in advance, because occasionally a course is cancelled due to low enrolment.