Watercolours for Beginners It's about colour!
Whether you have never picked up a brush before, or have often painted but been frustrated by the results, the Beginners Day will be a godsend for you! This workshop covers the absolute basics in watercolour: advice on what sort of brushes, palettes and paper to use and how to mix beautiful, fresh colours from just three tubes. Great for those painters who always seem to end up with greys and browns, or insipid colours. We experiment with making transparent, pure colours and create a colour chart for future reference. Time is spent looking at brush technique, and the wet in wet technique. The afternoon is spent in putting all this information and experimentation into practice, making small studies of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers, and just enjoying loosening up with lovely, juicy paint. The emphasis on this day is to familiarise yourself with simple techniques, to lose inhibitions and possible unhelpful habits with watercolour, and not on producing a finished painting. It’s all about enjoying painting and building confidence. It’s not unlikely though, that one of those little studies may be lovely enough to make you want to have it framed! A Beginner’s workshop DVD is also available.
An inspiring location...
Workshops take place in the Studio set within the courtyard of Sampsons Farm Hotel and Restaurant, a charming medieval thatched former farmhouse in the tiny hamlet of Preston, near Newton Abbot. Chickens and ducks scratch around in the paddock, and the River Teign winds lazily through the meadows just down the lane. A haven of tranquillity, yet less than fifteen minutes drive from both Exeter and Torquay.