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Fri, 06 Nov


Live Online Zoom Presentation

An Introduction to Watercolour

A Free Workshop to help beginners & aspiring artists take the first steps in thier Watercolour journey, covering topics such as: - Which Paper to use? - Which brands are the best Paint? - What brushes do I need? I will field LIVE questions and present a demo covering basic brushwork techniques

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An Introduction to Watercolour
An Introduction to Watercolour

Time & Location

06 Nov 2020, 18:00 – 19:30

Live Online Zoom Presentation


About the Event

Come join me and watercolour enthusiasts from around the world on Friday November 6th for an Introduction to Watercolour Workshop. Whether you're thinking of starting, are still a beginner, or are looking to solidify the basics - the Workshop will benefit you.

We'll cover:

- What types of paper, brushes, paints may suit the style you're looking to develop.

- How to set up, sketch and plan to paint your picture - we'll cover perspective and composition.

- Basic fundamental techniques of key brushstrokes.

- LIVE Q & A sessions between every section.

Cost: FREE

Duration: 90 Minutes

Platform: Zoom 

45mins - Equipment and Set up Q & A

45mins - Painting Demonstration

If you'd like to join in, here are some items I'd recommend:

Paper -

36x28cm, I recommend a cotton based paper, 300gsm - personally I prefer Saunders Waterford, Arches, Fabriano or even Bockingford. I use masking tape to keep it still on a board, which also leave a clean, crisp border once removed.

Brushes -

Medium/Large Mop Brush - perfect for big areas such as sky and foregrond. Squirell hair is best as it holds the most water.

Medium Synthetic Brush - something with a fine point for medium sized areas and smaller details

Rigger Brush - a longer thin brush, perfect for branches, railings and long thin lines

Paint -

Chinese White

Ivory Black

Neutral Tint

Grey of Grey (opaque)

Cobalt Blue

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Red

Burnt Sienna

Raw Umber

Vandyke Brown

Sap Green

Horizon Blue (opaque)

I personally use Holbein Watercolour Paints, but we'll discuss pros and cons of other brands.

Other Equipment -

Water Pot - I usually use two, one to wash pigment out of a brush, a 2nd to load up with clean water

Atomiser - a fine mist water spray

Tissue - helps to dry a brush if needed, mop up drips

Hairdryer - to speed up the drying process

Pencil - for preliminary sketch

Palette - with several large wells to ensure enough space for mixing

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