Max Hale Demonstration: Still life in Water Colours
(followed by workshop)
Saturday - 26th April
Time: 10.00 - 4.00pm
Venue: The Pavilion, next to The Memorial Hall, Lechlade
Speaker: Max Hale
Topic: Water Colour Techniques
Co-ordinator: Sue Moir
What is the main focus of the workshop?
To give artists who wish to paint in watercolour a well - tried procedure to follow for successful paintings and for those that already paint in watercolour a refresher in technique. Also to help in loosening up style and become more confident in their application with the medium.
What will the artist do?
Paint a still-life set up in the morning from direct observation using a free style and larger brushes, then the afternoon from artists own references.
Artists will plan their work using a sketchbook. Then they will be taught how to prepare ready to paint. They will be using their sketch to support their direct observation and draw the outline of the set up in pencil to help position and size their work. They will then commence laying down the first tonal value wash, building their painting and taking good care to keep the integrity of the highlights; moving onto the darker areas and shadows. They will be encouraged to use lots of water and pigment whilst making flat and graduated washes as appropriate.
They will also learn how to implement correct tonal values, improve their colour mixing, brush techniques and work loosely, freely and with confidence avoiding going into too much detail. Finally they will be taught how to recognise when their work is finished.
Who would benefit from this workshop?
All abilities would benefit beginners through advanced. Particularly artists that wish to loosen or refresh their style.