At the end of this course you will be able to paint more confidentially using photographs as your reference
You will have a better understanding of compostion
You will have the skills to use value and color to create the feeling of light in your work
You will understand the importance of using value sketches
By the end of the course you will understand the benefits of using a simple palette of colors
My watercolour course is suitable for beginners and intermediate artists. You will need a set of primary colours (Red, Yellow and Blue) Ideally a warm and cool of each primary colour. Basic set of watercolour brushes.
You would benefit from a basic understanding of watercolor before taking my course.
The ability to draw simple shapes
Basic colour mixing skills
My Class is designed to help you turn your uninspiring photographs into paintings to be proud of. I will demonstrate techniques that help you plan your painting to get maximum light and colour from dull photographs. This workshop is for beginners and intermediate painters, I encourage you to ask questions at any time throughout the lesson to enable you to get the most from this course.
Together we will produce a value sketch which will help you plot the shadows and create the values necessary to establish the feeling light in your work.
We then move onto the painting itself. A reference image is provided as a download for you to work from. We then paint step by step breaking the painting down into eight parts. This enables you to grasp every stage before moving onto the next lesson. If you are unable to understand any part of the instruction I encourage you to contact me. This gives me the opportunity to help you and clarify parts of the painting you may find challenging.
What Will You Learn
How to turn a dull scene into a painting full of light
How to paint loosely and confidently in watercolor
You will learn how to simplify shapes
How to use a simplified palette of colors to achieve colorful results
How to mix colors, keeping them fresh and bright
How to create a value sketch prior to painting
Who this course is for:
Anyone that wants to learn about watercolor
My course is perfect for those wanting to know how to get the best from a simple range of primary colours
For those artists wanting to know how to create light and the feeling of heat in their watercolors
For those that wish to learn how to mix clean, bright, fresh colours using a simple selection of watercolors
British born artist Patrick is a totally self taught land and seascape painter. Patrick has been painting watercolour for the last 30yrs and has taught students in workshops throughout the UK. He has developed a large following through his teaching on YouTube and his website Pure Watercolour. Patrick enjoys en Plein air painting throughout the summer months and when time allows he travels extensively throughout Europe and Asia in search of inspiration.