Painting in the Autumn provides a rich palette of colours: deep rich reds, golds, yellows.. and incredible skies, all great for creating atmosphere in your watercolours. Devon is a great place for painting both, out in the landscape beside the River Dart or on majestic Dartmoor National Park. These are explored both in the landscape (taking quick sketches and photos if the weather is bad) and in the studio by the warmth of the log burner. Although the main emphasis will be on capturing the rich colours of autumn, the course will also focus on trees and their leaf colours and how they can be incorporated into imaginative settings to enhance their beauty.
I collect leaves in autumn, noting the beautiful vareity of reds and golds. Making studies of these is one of the great pleasures in life.
Paul Riley is well known for his use of colour, particularly the fresh vibrant colour he acheives in his watercolours. Demonstrations of techniques will be frequent to help you achieve the freshness of his painting with demonstrations dedicated to both composition & colour.
As with all of Paul’s courses this is a suitable course for all abilities from beginners to more advanced painters.
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
Isabey Series 6707 – Squirrel Traceur 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