- Art Workshops 2023
- Light Effects in Watercolour, Brisbane, May
Light Effects in Watercolour, Brisbane, May
Friday May 19
BIENARTE (Brisbane Painting Classes)
15 Nariel Street Brisbane 4010
Mastering the use of tone, colour, light and shadows is essential for successful watercolour paintings.
With a combination of theory, demonstrations and individual projects, you will gain new skills for manipulating subject matter to depict different moods and effects.
Learn how to create atmospheric impressions to suit a variety of subjects while discovering the differences in natural and artificial light.
Jan will include lots of information and demonstrations to clarify this subject that is often either misunderstood or not known about at all. Completing a still-life painting will consolidate this new information that can be applied to all media and subject matter.
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What To Bring:
Paints –Bring a range of transparent professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand. Include pinks, yellows, blues.
Paper –You will require 300gsm Cold Pressed watercolour paper in Medium or Rough. My recommendation is to buy a watercolour block as the paper is already stretched. ¼ or ½ sheet size is fine. Quality brands are Arches or Saunders Waterford. Student quality paper just doesn’t work well. Make sure the paper is 100% Cotton.
Brushes - Bring whatever watercolour brushes you already own, but include at least two ‘rounds’ with a sharp point (one small and one larger), plus a larger ‘mop’ brush for backgrounds. There are so many good brushes on the market I won’t specify any particular brand, but just make sure they are designated watercolour brushes.
Palette – The large plastic palettes with lots of wells and a lid are my recommendation. Make sure it has a large enough mixing area.
Board –Larger than your paper and something to prop up under one end for working at an angle.
Other Necessities – Drawing equipment (pencils, eraser, ruler etc, plus pen and paper for taking notes), 1 sheet of graphite transfer paper (not carbon paper), an old towel or hand towel, tissues, 2 plastic containers for water, and masking tape. A medicine dropper or plastic pipette for squirting small amounts of water would also be handy.
Jan will supply the reference material for this workshop.