Widcombe Art Trail is back!

This weekend 28-29 August I will be showing my work at The Widcombe Social Club (Lower Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA) as part of this popular local art trail.

I will be showing some recent original watercolours and will also have my new card designs with me.

I have been involved in the trail since my first WAT in 2013 (pictured here) when I was working from my own studio/gallery in the middle of Widcombe Parade!

Workshop spaces open up due to date change!

A couple of spaces have opened up in my July workshops as they have had to be moved forward by a few weeks.
Atmospheric Landscapes is now on Wednesday 28 July
and Watercolour Portraits is now on Saturday 7 August
Further Autumn workshops have been added too!
A Beginner’s Autumn Retreat to introduce you to the wonder of watercolours and Imaginary Landscapes to help free you up from using photographs as your only source material.

Live workshops in Widcombe, Bath

It has been a joy to be back demonstrating art techniques live again (in spite of masks and visors!) I have one space left on each of my physical workshops in June. Do join me to try line and wash, or receive an introduction and sample watercolours at my Beginners’ Retreat.
July sees me explain how to work wet-in-wet to build atmosphere into your watercolour landscapes.
If portraits is your thing, on 10 July I will take an in depth look at creating them in flowing watercolour.
Hope to see you soon!

Back out to work!

Photo credit: Lucy Siagos of Truro Arts Co

Earlier this week I was masked up and having fun with cascading watercolours, weather and atmosphere at the delightful Truro Arts Company in Cornwall.
It’s always exciting for me, trying to control the drips on a super vertical easel!
The glowering cloud contains Indigo and Burnt Umber on a base of Phthalo Turquoise – a lovely mix.

Wednesday Workshops on Zoom extended to August

Dear fellow painters,
I am extending my mid-month Zoom Watercolour workshops into at least the middle of the year.
Each workshop explores a different aspect of the English countryside and the live videos will be made available for purchase to view via Youtube after the class.

Wednesday 12 May (1030-1230) – ICE – Look at reserving the white of the paper to depict snow and add ice-blue shadows over undulating Cotswold fields.
Wednesday 16 June
(1030-1230) – EARTH – Have fun contrasting cascading foreground colour against crisp forms.
Wednesday 21 July
(1030-1230) – FIRE – Explore exciting granular pigments – Moonglow and others – to describe fields in a Somerset summer thunderstorm.
Wednesday 18 August
(1030-1230) – WATER – Try letting paint loose, pooling in water, in a semi-abstract wave motif from near Cornwall’s Lamorna Cove.

Please visit and book here:

Physical Bath Watercolour Workshops return from the end of June.

Best wishes,

Evolving workshop programme

A return to physical BathWatercolour Workshops?
As we gradually leave lockdown this Spring, I will be continuing with my Zoom workshop programme with one eye on the potential for opening physical workshops back up again this June.
Last planned Portrait Workshop over Zoom
My final three hour portrait Zoom workshop is on Friday 19 March and open for bookings here: https://catherinebeale.com/online-watercolour-workshops-with-zoom/
Landscape workshops continue over Zoom
Meanwhile watercolour landscape workshops will continue into the summer on Zoom on the middle Wednesday of each month.
All Zoom workshops include a materials list, plan and source photo sent in advance with the Zoom link itself. You can also opt to purchase videos of each class.