Advancing Your Techniques in Watercolour - Florals , August Brisbane Painting Classes
Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 August
This watercolour workshop will concentrate on improving techniques vital to producing lovely floral paintings. Jan will share many tips to help you achieve better compositions, correct edges and no-fail colour mixing systems. Special attention will be paid to achieving beautiful but easy backgrounds! References to transfer will be provided to save time for painting and learning new skills.
Please book through BPC:
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.
I will supply the reference material for this workshop, but you are welcome to bring any favourite copyright free images of flowers. I suggest you also have an A4 photocopy of your chosen image to use for transferring.