Paul Riley is a renowned watercolorist and our lead tutor. He has sold bestselling books on watercolour including ‘Watercolour Flowers’ ‘Intimate Landscapes’, ‘The Watercolour Workshop’ and most recently ‘The Magic of Watercolours Flowers’. He is known for his vibrant, fresh and loose approach so this course, at a time of year when we want to banish the darkness and start to look forward to spring, will help you to paint with brighter, cleaner, bolder colours, so you can avoid the dreaded ‘muddy’ watercolours!
Various exercises involving still life and or landscape will be explored so you can liberate your sense of colour. The course is designed to work well for beginners and advanced participants, where much of the technology of colour is explained through demonstrations and explanation.
“We wondered at times whether we were mad to travel so far for a few painting lessons, well there was nothing that could possibly prepare us for how much every last detail of our trip would exceed our expectations! Our course was awesome, and in terms of painting , life-changing! Paul’s attitude to colour was inspirational, and a revelation to us both, and will certainly result in clean clear bold colours from now on. Thank you Paul for all the tricks, tips, but mostly for the gift of colour.” Althea, student from South Africa
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.