Understanding your tools and their uses will release the potential of your creative mind, for you will paint with greater freedom if you are at ease with your the means of getting colour onto your paper.
This new watercolour course with Coombe’s lead tutor Paul Riley, has been developed following growing interest in Paul’s extensive use of multiple brushes in each painting. If you want to feel liberated in your watercolour painting, free from using pencil or other medium, to focus exclusively on your brush work, then this is an ideal course for you.
I’m painting in a different way, exclusively using the brush to give more fluidity and expression..it loosens up the method of applying the paint giving an extra dimension to the work
Each type of stroke and each effect is explained together with help in understanding individual brush types so Paul will demonstrate the various grips for specific purposes e.g. flower petals and leaves, water ripples and waves, cloud formations etc.
Various brushes are shown in the course list, which will be the minimum used – Paul has an extensive collection that participants can experiment with. They are all made from natural hair, which gives a special touch in usage and cannot be compared with artificial hair.
Paul will explain the differences and context for using each i.e sable, squirrel goat, wolf, pony etc, including mixed types e.g. sable/squirrel
I love to surround myself with the clutter of my trade. I have a large variety of tools and brushes – all good friends that give great pleasure and joy when used.
MATERIALS LIST FOR THIS COURSE
Please bring these items with you, borrow some during the course, or purchase at our online shop by clicking the links below & purchased items will be at Coombe for you when you arrive for your course.
Essential course watercolour paints in tubes or pan (tubes listed below)
Optional extra paints
Winsor & Newton Artists Watercolour 5ml
PERYLENE GREEN , OPERA ROSE, NAPLES YELLOW
Winsor & Newton ARTIST SABLE Brush ROUND NO 2, Winsor & Newton Cotman Brush SER 333 RIGGER SH NO 3 , Winsor & Newton ARTIST SABLE Brush ROUND NO 3 , Winsor & Newton ARTIST SABLE Brush ROUND NO 5 , Winsor & Newton ARTIST SABLE Brush ROUND NO 6, Pro Arte : Connoisseur Flat Red Sable Prolene Watercolour Brush Series 99 Size 1/2in, Isabey Brush : Kazan Squirrel Quill Mop Series: 6234 Size 2/0
Optional Extra Brush
Sketchbook for notes, Natural Sponge 1 inch , W&N Watercolour medium 75ml colourless art masking fluid, Low Tack Paper Masking Tape 1,5 inch , Kitchen Roll, Small lightweight stool if you have one (we have spare stools at Coombe if you need to borrow one), 2B pencil & sharpener.