Still-Life Painting -In the Style of Shirley Trevena, June
Saturday, June 12
Framed Just for You, Gold Coast
After setting up our own still-life in the studio, we will analyse the methods of UK artist Shirley Trevena and emulate her painting approach. https://shirleytrevena.com/ This will give you a greater appreciation for her unique style and introduce some other ways of painting in watercolour. Bring a camera, iPad, tablet or mobile phone to photograph the set-up.
Where: Framed Just For You
122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast
Air-conditioned studio with no steps and all amenities.. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, June 12 9am to 4pm
How to book: Phone or email Diane at FJFY:
WHAT TO BRING
Paints –Bring a range of transparent & opaque professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand. Include a black.
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), some paper for sketching, 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. Don’t forget a photography device!
I will supply some still-life objects and background patterns for this workshop, but you are welcome to bring any favourite objects and/or fabrics for a still-life.