‘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!

Sun Highlight

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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Naughty Pupils!!

A recent drawing class were sent to face the walls, just like naughty school children, but at least they had something to do!!P1150394

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Its not ideal working from a wall as its a bit too upright, an easel at a slight angle would be better.

Drawing and painting standing at an easel assists you to take a step back and observe your work, it helps you to get some perspective on your work.  Its important to stand away from time to time, just by standing a few feet away will help you see your mistakes, keeping your nose almost touching you work means that you are not observing the overall effects you are trying to make.

Additionally it helps you to become a freer,  looser artist, allowing you to make more expressive marks, the closer you are to your work the tighter your mark making will be.

It is doubly important to make sure that your easel position is at the right height and angle for you, so you don’t have to keep lifting your arm up, as this will become tiring.  Relax and remember to breath, roll your shoulders occasionally to ease any tension, try not to twist your body too, position yourself straight on.  The experience should be enjoyable and relaxing not feel like a workout.

To help free your drawing up try using your non drawing hand, i.e. if your right handed use your left hand and visa versa.

Remember relax and enjoy it, after all its only just a piece of paper!

 

Sclerder Abbey – Sketching and Painting ‘En Plein Air’

I am pleased to offer a 2nd Date for

‘Sketching & Painting’ at

‘Sclerder Abbey’.

14th August 2015

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Sclerder Abbey is a beautiful former Carmelite monastery located between Looe and Polperro, it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy some undisturbed peaceful sketching and painting en plein air.

Painting outside can be a very daunting experience when the passing public could be looking over your shoulder, especially when your new to it.   At Sclerder it will be just you, the artists and the wildlife.

Come and join me for a day at this lovely setting and kick-start your working outside experience.

The price includes Tuition, Refreshment Drinks and an indoor area to work in if weather is inclement.

Date: 14th August 2015

Price: £20

Time: 10am to 4pm.

Please book your space as numbers will be limited, a deposit of £5 required to secure your place.

Contact me via email: yvettewiltshire@sky.com, through my website click here or by telephone (07886 343621)

Please bring a pack lunch, collapsible chair and a reduced amount of drawing and painting materials & equipment.

There is plenty of car parking available.

Other items to consider depending on weather are:  warm clothing, wet weather jacket, practical shoes, sun cream, sun glasses, bottle of water.

Directions and Material/Equipment List will be available on booking.

Summer Sketching and Painting ‘En Plein Air’

Sketching & Painting at

Sclerder Abbey.

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Sclerder Abbey is a beautiful former Carmelite monastery located between Looe and Polperro, it is a perfect place to relax and enjoy some undisturbed peaceful sketching and painting en plein air.

Painting outside can be a very daunting experience when the passing public could be looking over your shoulder, especially when your new to it.   At Sclerder it will be just you, the artists and the wildlife.

Come and join me for a day at this lovely setting and kick-start your working outside experience.

The price includes Tuition, Refreshment Drinks and an indoor area to work in if weather is inclement.

Date: 25th July 2015

Price: £20

Time: 10am to 4pm.

Please book your space as numbers will be limited, a deposit of £5 required to secure your place.

Contact me via email: yvettewiltshire@sky.com, through my website click here or by telephone (07886 343621)

Please bring a pack lunch, collapsible chair and a reduced amount of drawing and painting materials & equipment.

There is plenty of car parking available.

Other items to consider depending on weather are:  warm clothing, wet weather jacket, practical shoes, sun cream, sun glasses, bottle of water.

Directions and Material/Equipment List will be available on booking.

A New Year Challenge to Me

22 Days into the New Year and classes are going very well.

I have decided to challenge myself to doing a small painting a week of either a person or an animal in Watercolour, not a big deal you might say!  But here is the real challenge for me, which is to paint them Without any Pencil Drawings at all!

Oh Dear What have I done!!

Those of you that know me, know that I do like doing a drawing first and tend to put quite a lot of detail in.  I have included some interesting facts about colours as well so please read on.

So here goes…. This is the first one painted on Saturday 17th January 2015 at my Colour Mixing Workshop.  Only another 51 to paint for the next 12 months…..

Challenge Painting Wk 1 - 2015

Challenge Painting Wk 1 – 2015

I started off painting the head of the horse in Burnt Sienna and dropping in Ultramarine Blue, allowing the colours to mingle on the paper whilst the Burnt Sienna was still wet to achieve darker browns and greys.  So there was no need to mix the brown or grey in the palette, but allowing the water and paint to do its own thing.

Burnt Sienna is created by roasting Raw Sienna, it is a superb colour to have in your palette, Transparent, Excellent Lightfastness, mixes well with Ultramarine for dark browns and greys.  Creates a very dark green when mixed with Winsor Blue (RS) or the alternative which is Phthalo Blue (RS).

French Ultramarine Blue is also a great colour, I would not be without mine, originally produced from Lapis Lazuli, a semi-precious stone from Afghanistan, it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine the finest and most expensive of the blue pigments.  An artificial Ultramarine was invented by a Frenchman, Monsieur J.B. Guimet, a bright violet blue.  Genuine Ultramarine is still manufactured but on a very small scale.  It is a Transparent to Semi-Transparent pigment and will lift easily.

I did get a bit carried away and add the rider, people not being my forte was the Bigger Challenge here!

 

Painting Holiday in Cornwall

Painting Holidays in Cornwall, Enjoy Painting “En Plein Air” and in the Studio with Expert Tuition To Develop Skills and Confidence with Yvette Wiltshire at Bodrugan Barton, Mevagissey.

Includes Sketching & Painting at Heligan Gardens, Caerhayes Castle & the surrounding area of Mevagissey with Studio based learning.

Painting Holidays in Cornwall with Yvette WIltshire

Painting Holidays in Cornwall with Yvette WIltshire

There is currently 1 space available for a single or double occupancy, for full details visit www.artwithyvette.com/holidaysincornwall

Book now

Caerhayes Castle

Caerhayes Castle

Mevagissey

Mevagissey

Studio

Studio

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

Caerhayes Castle by Yvette Wiltshire

Caerhayes Castle by Yvette Wiltshire

What do you think?

So what did you think of the first demo on ‘Granulating Colours’ on this new classroom blog? (polite answers please!!!)

Was it detailed enough?  Was it useful? or not what you want?

DO YOU WANT MORE?????

Would you like to see a demo unfold of a Misty Wintry Morning on the outskirts of Liskeard, Cornwall?

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