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Thu, 11 Jun


Online Workshop

Introduction to Watercolour Painting Workshop

A workshop covering what paper, paints, brushes to use. How to set up your creative workspace. Planning and Preparation. Fundamental Watercolour techniques. Painting Exercises.

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Introduction to Watercolour Painting Workshop
Introduction to Watercolour Painting Workshop

Time & Location

11 Jun 2020, 18:30 – 20:00 BST

Online Workshop


About the Event

Come join me and watercolour enthusiasts from around the world on Thursday June 11th 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 for skies, buildings, sea and landscape.

- LIVE Q & A sessions between every section.

Cost: FREE

Duration: 90 Minutes

Platform: Facebook Live (Private Stream)

30mins - Equipment and Set up Q & A

60mins - 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.


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


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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