Painting White Flowers, Gold Coast, August
Framed Just For You
Saturday August 14
This project caters for all skill levels. The day will be spent painting the subtleties of colours found in white flowers and learning how to maximise contrast. There will also be a focus on creating lovely, blurry backgrounds. All reference material will be provided and it is not essential to have drawing skills.
Where: ‘Framed Just for You’ 122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador, Gold Coast. Air-conditioned studio with no steps. Parking directly outside.
When: Saturday, August 14 9am to 4pm
What to bring: Paints –Bring a range of transparent professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand.
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.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road.