Negative Painting in Watercolour, Gold Coast, July
Saturday July 9
122 Brisbane Rd, Labrador
Air-conditioned studio with no steps. Kitchen and bathroom in the same building. Parking directly outside.
Learn the art of negative painting. With Jan’s step by step process you will find it not so tricky after all. It’s all in the techniques of glazing and painting around shapes rather than in them. We will explore three different ways of painting the negative way. The result is transparent layers of beautiful colours and interesting abstracted shapes.
BYO lunch, morning tea is provided.
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Paints –Bring a range of transparent professional quality watercolours in your preferred brand, plus a bottle of Gum Arabic.
Paper –You will require 300gsm Cold Pressed watercolour paper in Medium or Rough. Experienced watercolourists may prefer Hot Pressed paper instead. 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.
Jan will supply the reference material for this workshop.
Morning and afternoon tea is complimentary, BYO lunch. (Refrigerator & microwave available.) Restaurants directly across the road