This course will help enable you to create vibrant, colourful watercolour paintings by working on a series of different techniques, taught and demonstrated throughout the week by leading watercolour artist, author and teacher Paul Riley.
This is a great five day workshop because it deals with all the key issues of watercolour painting from tools and techniques (which brushes are great for capturing different effects? how can I effectively using masking fluid?) to mixing eye-catching colour and creating light and mood.
If you are an experienced watercolourist and want to advance your painting, this workshop can help you to develop a range of new techniques. If you are a beginner, you will be introduced to key issues & terminology and have the opportunity to try a range of subject areas, so you can start to determine what you enjoy.
From unusual perspectives to mixing eye-catching colours, from creating light and mood to using abstraction and pattern, there are plenty of exciting ideas and techniques for being more adventurous with your painting. I really enjoy teaching, not least of all because the participants at Coombe over the years have stimulated, challenged, and amused me along the way, so join us and lets us adventure together!
During the Watercolour Workshop week you’ll be painting flowers, still life and capturing the stunning Devon landscape. It’s effectively the course equivalent of Paul’s best-selling book ‘The Watercolour Workshop’ so each day a day a different subject matter will be explored, with specialist techniques and approaches explored in each.
Paul will demonstrate extensively throughout the week, time will also be given to experimenting with your own work and for critical feedback if desired.
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