Bath Society of Artists big and beautiful exhibition is on now until 12 May. Two of my watercolour portraits hang at Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery with the eclectic mix of colourful 3D and 2D work. Follow the link for more details:
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Have fun experiencing the joy of contemporary watercolour in a small group. Expert tuition, all materials plus lunch are provided, so you can develop your painting skills with the beautiful landscapes of Bath to inspire your imagination.
Venue: Ralph Allen Cornerstone, Combe Down, Bath
Wednesday 5th April 2017 10.30-3
May Workshop @ Capability Brown’s gardens – Thursday 18th and/or Friday 19th May* at First-View Gallery, Stourhead near Mere/Warminster (details below)
*discount for 2 days.
Email me for details and a booking form, Best wishes, Catherine
What excites me as a painter is the gorgeous behaviour of flowing watercolour pigments. By experimenting freely with rich, running paint, I have developed a technique I call “gravity painting”. This cascading method of applying paint directly to the paper without prior mixing, preserves the paths of mingling pigments in your painting. It’s a sure way to create subtle passages on paper as paint flows and reacts within generous amounts of water.
To free up your own watercolour painting style, why not try thoroughly wetting your support and then dropping in tube paints (diluted to a thick, single-cream consistency). Using deep colours, insures against watercolours paling during the drying process. It also allows you to thoroughly focus on the behaviour of the paint on the paper, rather than concentrating energies on mixing within the palette.
I share my painting techniques with art groups and hold Watercolour Workshops in Bath: Trees & Landscapes (Thursday 9th March 10.30-3) and Beautiful Bath Slopes (Wednesday 5th April 10.30-3) Stourhead Landscape Gardens (Thursday 18th & Friday 19th May).
Wanting to improve or kick-start your painting skills in 2017? Let me help you with a broad choice of adult watercolour workshops this spring, including ever popular “Beautiful Bath Slopes” from a heritage building in Bath and painting the landscape at First View Gallery in Stourhead Gardens.
Click here for all the dates: spring-2017-a5-workshop-flier
and Email me for a booking form.