Painting a Pendant Pair, Brisbane, April
Sunday April 3
BASQ Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland
Seven Hills Hub, Jolly Centre Workshop space
28 Tallowwood Drive, Seven Hills
9.30am – 4.30pm
Jan’s particular approach to colour palette’s gives us expanded skills in working in watercolour to create extraordinary variations from a limited range.The workshop will be about choosing a composition to suit a pair and choosing and changing colours to unify the two.
Preparing for the Letter ‘P’!
This full-day session offers an opportunity for members to generate ideas for the midyear “Letter P” exhibition by working with a pair, called a pendant, and with a limited palette. You might even choose to paint a flower beginning with P! It’s also perfect for non-members and members not wishing to exhibit, with a chance to create an enticing diptych style work.
$110 members / $140 non-members
What To Bring:
Paints –Any “Artists’ Quality” brands of watercolour in a range of different colours. Transparent hues are most suitable for floral painting, so include some transparent pinks (or magenta), yellows and blues. Bring a tube of Neutral Tint or I will show you how to make it from colours in your palette.
Paper – For this workshop you will require your favourite watercolour paper in sheets, pads or blocks. It must be 100% cotton and at least 300gsm. Again, only buy Artists’ quality. Arches or Saunders Waterford are excellent brands. Don’t compromise on paper, cheap brands are useless! A watercolour block is ideal as there is no need to stretch the paper. The size needs to be from about A4 or larger.
Brushes - Bring whatever watercolour brushes you already own, but include at least one or two “rounds” with sharp points. (One small and one larger.) A squirrel hair “mop” would also be handy if you own one or a small hake; any brush really for larger areas.
Palette – The large plastic palettes with lots of wells and a lid are my recommendation; otherwise bring what you own. Even ice-cube trays will do for puddles of colour, but you’ll need something with a larger flat surface for mixing paint on.
Other Necessities – Drawing equipment (pencils, eraser, ruler etc), 1 sheet of graphite transfer paper (no other type will do. I may have a few sheets to sell, $3 each), an old hand towel or rags, tissues, 2 plastic containers for water and masking tape. A pipette or something for squirting small amounts of water would also be handy. Also think about bringing a board with something that will prop up one end for keeping your painting surface at an angle.
I will bring a range of reference material that is required for this workshop, but you are always welcome to bring your own copyright-free images or work from life with a specimen. As we’ll be creating a matching pair, you will need more than one image of the same type of flower or plant to make two compositions.