This course is designed to explore the process of abstracting from the figurative world of nature and to careful editing and composition to leave space for your watercolours to ‘breathe’. The landscape tradition in watercolour has been long established. The methods and techniques are familiar to beginners and advanced alike. This course proposes a refreshing new way of tackling the much loved English and even International landscape. An exciting and adventurous new method of looking involves abstraction.
To abstract, needs a form of distillation, a paring down to essentials, whilst giving free range to individual expression.
Many aspects of the process will be explored from the geometric to the passionate. Each individual will have the opportunity to discover their own interests from the simple to the complex relating to the environment in a new way that will excite beginners and provoke the advanced. Although there is an existing tradition in abstract painting it is not hidebound. Each individual has the opportunity to be themselves all be it as rebels.
Paul has been experimenting with ideas for a long time will demonstrate many of the techniques and methods needed to loosen up the mind. Analysis of student work will be constant and sensitive to individual development. Dive in!
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.