‘Creative Watercolour Techniques’ Workshop

If you have ever fancied being more creative with your watercolours, then this workshop is a must for you.

Enjoy a Fun Day Experimenting with Texture in Watercolour.  A chance to discover a more expressive style, exploring a variety of materials and equipment to create texture in your watercolours or simply just have fun!

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Tutor: Yvette Wiltshire

Date: Saturday 8th July 2017

Time: 10am to 4pm.

Price: £30 (£5 Deposit)

Venue: Bodmin. Unit 4, Woods Browning Industrial Estate, Respryn Road.  Cornwall. PL31 1DQ.

You will need to bring some minor materials and equipment; a list will be available on booking.

Refreshments:  Please bring a packed lunch.

Contact me to book your space by email: yvettewiltshire@sky.com

Via my websiteArt with Yvette

or Phone: 07886 343621

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Sketching ‘En-Plein Air’ Wed 24th May 2017 at Cotehele Quay.

If anyone is interested in sketching ‘En-plein Air’ with tuition next Wednesday morning 24th May, we will be at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Weather Permitting.  Just turn up!!  Details are as follows:

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Meet at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Car Park for 9.20am ish.  Session starts at 9.30am to 12.30pm.  just turn up, £8 per session.  Car Parking is free for NT members.

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pens
  • Warm clothing and gloves, fingerless gloves are a good idea.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • Change for possible car parking.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if we are lucky.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

Sketching ‘En-Plein Air’ Wed 24th May 2017 at Cotehele Quay.

If anyone is interested in sketching ‘En-plein Air’ with tuition next Wednesday morning 24th May, we will be at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Weather Permitting.  Just turn up!!  Details are as follows:

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Meet at ‘Cotehele Quay’ Car Park for 9.20am ish.  Session starts at 9.30am to 12.30pm.  just turn up, £8 per session.

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pens
  • Warm clothing and gloves, fingerless gloves are a good idea.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • Change for possible car parking.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if we are lucky.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

 

 

 

 

 

Sketching ‘En-Plein Air’ Wed 10th May 2017 at Sibleyback Lake.

If anyone is interested in sketching ‘En-plein Air’ with tuition next Wednesday morning 10th May, we will be at ‘Siblyback Lake’, this is a change to the original planned venue. Details are as follows:

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Meet at Sibleyback Car Park for 9.20am ish.  Session starts at 9.30am to 12.30pm.  just turn up, £8 per session.

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pens
  • Warm clothing and gloves, fingerless gloves are a good idea.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • Change for possible car parking.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if we are lucky.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

 

 

 

 

 

Sketching ‘En Plein Air’ at Minnions Today.

What an excellent morning sketching, although a chilly one, lots of super work was done.P1030786

Minnions

Buildings and challenging Perspective, plus lots of moving sheep to sketch.  If anyone is interested in joining the group next Wednesday morning, we will be at ‘Siblyback Lake’.  Further details will follow shortly.

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Sheep at Minnions P1030801

 

En-Plein Air Drawing Session at ‘Minnions’, 3rd May 2017.

The first of the En-plein air Drawing sessions commence this coming Wednesday Morning (3rd May) If you are interested in furthering your sketching from real life, the details are as follows:

‘Pay as you go’ (9.30am to 12.30pm), just turn up, £8 per session.

Meet between 9am and 9.20am at the Engine House Car Park at Minnions.

Further dates and venues to follow.  (See Website)

Materials and Equipment List:

  • A range of hard Pencils, i.e.  HB, 2B, 4B, 6B, 8B.
  • A mechanical lead pencil with spare leads would be better than a pencil that needs sharpening
  • Drawing book of Cartridge Paper (not too thin, approx. 120 gsm weight or more) Preferably a Hard-Backed spiral bound pad.
  • Paper Blender
  • A normal white Eraser.
  • A Grey Knead-able Eraser (not the cream putty eraser)
  • Pencil sharpener or craft knife
  • A few sheets of kitchen roll.
  • Drawing Pen
  • Warm clothing.
  • Sensible flat walking type shoes.
  • Collapsible lightweight picnic type chair or stool.
  • Sun glasses and a wet weather jacket just in case.
  • Camera
  • Money for a cup of tea/drink or bring a flask depending on where we are.
  • A plastic bag large enough to protect your work if it rains.
  • A suitable lightweight bag for carrying your art materials and equipment.
  • Sun Cream if needed.
  • Elastic Bands to stop paper from flapping in wind (i.e. sketch book)

 

Salt Techniques with Watercolour

In the last session of term (March 2017) at Menheniot we practiced Salt techniques.   (See Salt Techniques below)  This is always a fun session, as its always a surprise to see just how the salt works on different stages of the wet paint as its drying.   One very new learner to painting, shows it does work and its a joy to see a learner smile and go home pleased with their work.

It really is great to see how an absolute new beginner to watercolour, improve in just a short time.  ‘Pat’ has only been painting for 1 term (10 Weeks), and has had a steep ladder to climb as she paints alongside learners that have been coming to class for many years.

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Winter Wonderland by ‘Pat Brunskill’

Salt Techniques:

  • Make sure your ‘salt’ is dry, if necessary warm it in an oven or stand next to a heater for a while, alternatively, store in an airing cupboard.  This will help to make the salt work at its best.
  • Salt absorbs the moisture but repels the pigment of the watercolour to create ‘blooms’
  • The watercolour wash has to be still wet but not too shiny.
  • The effect varies depending on the wetness of the wash and the size of the salt grains.  The wetter the watercolour surface the larger the reactions will be.
  • Add sprinkles of salt, but don’t mound the salt as this wont give you very good results.  Less is more.
  • When its dry, which can take a while, brush it off.
  • If it has not worked, it could because the was on the paper was too dry, the salt was damp, or the watercolour wash was overworked into the paper allowing little movement of the colour.
  • Practice beforehand to get the actual results you want.

Here are a few other paintings from learners at the Bodmin Watercolour Class.

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