Floral Vignettes in Watercolour, Gold Coast
Saturday May 9 -Mother's Day Weekend
Treat yourself and/ or your mother to this special day of painting colourful flowers with watercolour in a vignette style. (A vignette is the style of painting where instead of four borders a part of the painting disappears into the white of the paper.) Jan will supply materials if you don’t already own some and you will be spoilt with home-made special delicacies to celebrate the honour of motherhood! Please be sure to book ahead and of course, you don’t have to be a mother yourself to attend.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ Unit 2/ 142 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast. In the same building as Eckersley’s Art & Craft. Upstairs air-conditioned studio. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9am to 4pm
How to book: Phone or email Diane at FJFY:
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.
The special morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.