This will be a fun and experimental workshop. Sarah will help you to look at your reference photos and plan out your ideas. We will explore composition and how to lead the eye to create a visual journey. Working intuitively, we will combine various media such as text, recycled papers, inks, acrylics and mediums, these will add interest and depth to your finished work. If you wish to do so you can incorporate your own poem or written words into the Painting, please bring them printed on Matt paper in different fonts or email them in to the studio at least four weeks before the start date.
Your lunch and:
Photographs of a special Garden or corner of a garden, yours, a friends or a visited one like NT. It must be a special place to you or sing to you….
A few sketches if possible…but not essential.
Please bring £10 to cover the cost of the following materials.
Professional Heavyweight Watercolour Paper
Test strip of paper for colour trials
Beautiful Presentation Mount & Protective Bag
Special Collage Tissue
Extra Watercolour Paper can be purchased at £2 per sheet during the workshop
Materials – sorry this is long !
Masking tape and a drawing Board .
Your favourite brushes, including a small round and a medium flat.
A small hard roller (like you use for printmaking)
A 2b pencil, Scissors
Acrylic Paints -Your Favourite Colours, I find Ultramarine, Titanium White , Burnt Umber, Cad Red Light and Cad Yellow Light very useful
Acylic Ink or Fluid Acrylic – Titanium White
Acrylic Mat Medium (if you have it )
PVA or equivalent and a glue spreader
Kitchen Roll, Wipes
Water Pots x2
A large palette (Tear off Sheets is really good ) or stay wet
A water sprayer…. like you spray plants with
An Apron & Your Lunch
Recycled Papers – Please collect any papers that excite you a, building up a small collection to bring with you. Pick them for pattern, colour, meaning, written messages, anything from your recycling…including envelopes, catalogues, sheet music, news cuttings or ephemera from the place visited.
The only rule is they must be MAT paper… not Glossy Paper.