Happily we are seeing warmer days and the browns of winter are giving way to sparkling bright greens. What a great time of year to use watercolour; a manageable medium and a fast way of recording what you see, especially when observing colour and light.
During this weekend course we will experiment with brushes and papers, look at the qualities of tube and cake watercolours , practise how to load a brush and cover large areas with an even intensity also consider the use of white within a painting; arriving at our own way of using watercolour to make vibrant and spontaneous images of landscape, flowers or still life.
Using as our references the watercolours of Emil Nolde, Samuel Palmer, Morandi and others we will explore colour combinations, examine the balance of warm and cool in a painting and learn how to use watercolour in an enjoyable and personal way. I hope this week will encourage you to keep a little box of colour and a good brush with you at all times.
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