‘Frosty Snowdrops’ with Salt.

Learners are having fun this ‘term’, using ‘Salt’ to create Texture in their Paintings, one learner could not resist scattering it around some Snowdrops, and here is the result.

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When adding Salt to Watercolour, it is important to practice it first, watch how the salt works differently, on the varying stages of wet paint.

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The wetter the paint the larger the effects are.

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Mid sheen wetness, gives smaller speckles.

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A touch over salted – not much room to flow.

You can either use Fine Table Salt or Rock Salt, table salt generally gives, smaller speckles, where as rock salt will create much larger effects.  You could always use a salt grinder, with rock salt to give varying degrees of speckles.  Whichever you use, Don’t Rush the drying process with forced heat, as it will stop the salt working too quickly.  Let it dry naturally and you will be amazed at how it changes during the drying process.

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‘Frosty Snowdrops’ with Salt.

Learners are having fun this ‘term’, using ‘Salt’ to create Texture in their Paintings, one learner could not resist scattering it around some Snowdrops, and here is the result.

20181102_121703

 

When adding Salt to Watercolour, it is important to practice it first, watch how the salt works differently, on the varying stages of wet paint.

20181102_121703

The wetter the paint the larger the effects are.

20181102_121703

Mid sheen wetness, gives smaller speckles.

20181102_121703

A touch over salted – not much room to flow.

You can either use Fine Table Salt or Rock Salt, table salt generally gives, smaller speckles, where as rock salt will create much larger effects.  You could always use a salt grinder, with rock salt to give varying degrees of speckles.  Whichever you use, Don’t Rush the drying process with forced heat, as it will stop the salt working too quickly.  Let it dry naturally and you will be amazed at how it changes during the drying process.

Happy New Year to all you Arty Folk

Whoosh!! where did Christmas Go!!  It went quicker than keeping a wet edge from drying on you.

I hope that you all had a very good Christmas and now feeling refreshed and ready for the new year ahead.

I shall be busy this week compiling all the schedules ready for classes, that are resuming next week from Monday the 9th January.  I look forward to seeing some of you back at classes next week and I will be bringing all the lovely Christmas cards painted by many of you to show them off.  For those of you that don’t attend a class, I will be sending a post out very soon with images of all the Painted Christmas Cards I received.

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For a full list of classes starting next week click here.

Happy New Year to you All.

Todays Watercolour Workshop Update 5th April

At the Warehouse Arts Centre at Bodmin today (5th April), 8 brave new learners attended my Essential Watercolour Workshop for Beginners.  It was a super day that sped by all too quickly.  All the learners went home with a finished painting and plenty of information to help them start their new journey in Watercolour.

Thank you, to all of you that attended, making it a most enjoyable day.

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Percy’s Portraits

One Brave Learner (My Dad) agreed to me using one of my photographs of him for a class exercise.  Percy (Dad) also took the challenge to paint himself, and these are the results of this exercise.

Here is the photograph they worked from followed by the Learners paintings……  (The Learners are from the Friday Morning Class at Menheniot and my Wednesday Afternoon Class, now being held at Liskeard).

I certainly think that everyone has captured a likeness to him.  Well done everyone.

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Happy New Year

I wish ‘All You Arty Folk’ a very Happy and Healthy 2016.

I do hope that you had a good Christmas and your now raring to get back to some painting.

The first class to resume this week is at Menheniot on Friday 8th January, followed by St Martins at Liskeard in the morning and at the Millpool Centre, Looe in the afternoon on Monday 11th, Bodmin and Lostwithiel on Tuesday 12th, Cartwheels Craft Centre Wednesday 13th, Drawing at Laity House, Liskeard on Thursday 14th and again at Menheniot on Friday 15th January.

Looking forward to a New Year with you Arty Folk, Yvette.

 

Proud Learners from the Beginners Watercolour Workshop 1st Aug 2015

Despite the poor weather conditions on the outside, it was a great day in the workroom at Cartwheels Craft Centre this Saturday (1st Aug 2015), on the Beginners Watercolour Workshop, attended by 6 new learners.

After plenty of useful tips about materials and equipment etc…, we knuckled down to painting a typical moorland scene local to Cartwheels.

Step by step demonstration of the image was explained at each stage, from a ‘wet in wet’ Sky to ‘wet on dry’ Landscape and Buildings, followed by dry brush work in the foreground area, with some splattering to finish it off.

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To follow, we changed the scene to a simple seascape, in less than 45 mins they had completed their painting.

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Using just 3 colours, with the use of some masking fluid for the figures, and some dry brush work, they finished it with superb results.

The workshop ran over time as it usually does due to my over planned schedule, finishing up with some Cling Film and Salt Work textural exercises.

And here are some of the proud learners from the day, holding up there finished paintings.

P1130217Well Done to you all that attended this workshop, I hope to see you again very soon.

For further workshops and courses Click Here Watercolour Classes in Cornwall with Yvette Wiltshire

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