on my Watercolour Basics course. Here are some demonstration pieces and teaching material and exercises used - more to come! Still a couple of places left on my Watercolour Day on Saturday 8 August .
and the penultimate session of my watercolour course at Red Hot Press. Here are some excellent work in progress examples of this week's still life. Considering these are first attempts by all, what encouraging results we achieved using all the techniques covered so far including flat and gradated washes; wet into wet and dry brush applications.
showing day three of my current watercolour class last Wednesday at Red Hot Press. Loads of potential with some real talent here. I'm really looking forward to next week's still life - watch this space! If anyone missed out on this course and is still interested, look out for my Watercolour Day on Saturday 8 August - a bargain at £60 with all materials supplied.
with Urban Sketchers Southampton - a view from Hythe in A5 sketchbook on Kent cartridge paper
done from a photo taken last July whilst staying in Lisbon with two dear friends who were performing there. Lovely memories - lovely countryside. 25 x 35 cm on 140Ib NOT Waterford.
of what's to come at tomorrow's Watercolour Basics class at Red Hot Press - really looking forward to it!
over Cemetery Lake. Watercolour 25 x 35 cm on Wookey Hole hand-made 140Ib ROUGH
after doing commercial work I needed to unwind and just thought I'd throw paint at some paper and this was the result!
Here are two demonstrations done with a limited palette for my current Watercolour Basics class running over 5 weeks at Red Hot Press. Day one went well (I think?) and I have 9 enthusiastic students. Looking forward to next week's landscape demo. For anyone interested I am running a Watercolour Day on Saturday August 8 also at RHP. These two pieces were done on Bockingford NOT 140Ib both about 17 x 27 cm in around 30 minutes each.
leaving Southampton a few weeks ago. I did this from a photo taken on my iphone as an experiment on a new hand-made paper I have acquired. It's on an old paper that I bought from a stock rescued from the old Wookey Hole Mills in Somerset some 50 years ago! It's hand-made 300gsm and the image is 26 x 32cm - a little too small for this rough surface but a nice texture all the same - I'll need to work bigger next time I use this one!