Textural Effects In Watercolour 20th September 2012

At the well-known Duchy Nurseries near Lostwithiel, Cornwall, a group of 7 learners from as far as Noss Mayo in Devon enrolled on my latest workshop Textural Effects in Watercolour.  This was a fun day with plenty of experimenting and playing with a wide range of textural techniques, as well as sampling superb food in the new café and enjoying a relaxed atmosphere that the Duchy has plenty of.

Watercolour Textures Workshop 20th Sept 2012

We used watercolours, tissue paper, glue, salt, oil pastels, inks, cling film, bubble wrap, stencils, modelling paste and much more.

Watercolour, Modelling Paste, Oil Pastels and Gold Ink

Watercolour, Gold Ink & Salt

Sepia Ink, Watercolour, Salt and Gold Ink

Salt Work

Working in watercolour on top of crumpled glued down Tissue Paper

Watercolour on top of crinled Tissue paper glued down to watercolour paper with an underpainting prior to the tissue paper being glued down.

All hard at work

Colourful experimental work

The next Workshop at the Duchy Nurseries, near Lostwithiel, Cornwall is on the 4th October 2012

A Beginners Guide to Mixed Media

So why not book now to avoid disappointment and miss out!

A Mixed Media Workshop Poster


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. William Covington
    Nov 18, 2013 @ 21:51:33

    Hello – what would be the end result of the tissue paper once the painting has been completed? What is the reason for using tissue paper glued on top the already painted paper?


    • Art with Yvette Blog Blog
      Nov 20, 2013 @ 11:34:34

      The effect that Tissue Paper has on an already painted surface provides texture that you can add further layers of paint to after applying the crinkled tissue paper. The Watercolour creeps along the crinkles creating further exciting marks, especially good when you are working with trees. You also get a good sense of depth with the paint showing through from underneath the tissue paper.


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