Beautiful line and wash

Workshop announcement: Line and wash for improvers
Saturday 27 June 2020 10:30 – 15:00 Bath
Exciting ink line partnered with pouring paint – so much to love! Try this expressive, creative medium with step-by-step demonstrations throughout the day. Pen, paints and all other materials are included to help you obtain great results. Chat with your experienced tutor and fellow participants over a delicious deli lunch.
Find out more and book here

New May workshops!

Dear watercolour painters,

This dreary weather may be encouraging you to dream of a warm summer break on the beach…my new Bath Watercolour Workshop schedule includes a watercolour Seascapes workshop to help you brush up on those wet-in-wet techniques ready for the holidays!

Or try committing your daydreams to paper in Imaginary Landscapes. On 2nd May we will discuss ways to combine magazine images, photographs and your memories to create a one-off landscape image dreamt up by you!

Meanwhile, there are still spaces left on the new Portraits from life workshop in two weeks’ time. Try sketching from a clothed life model or bring a friend and sketch from each other in watercolours.
Best wishes, Catherine

Autumn Bath Watercolour Workshops in full swing!

We had a lovely Bath Watercolour Workshop portrait session this week. Participants had bags of enthusiasm and produced some fantastic results I think you’ll agree!
If you are interested in trying to apply all the subtlety and drama of expressive watercolour to a portrait subject, email me to find out the next workshop dates later in the spring.

Watercolour Portraits – Bath Watercolour Workshop October 2019

4 paintings at the Society of Women Artists 2019 Exhibition 25-29 September

I have had four paintings accepted to hang in the Society of Women Artists 2019 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London SW1. Two portraits and two landscapes.
The Exhibition is open 25-29 September 2019 10-5 (10-1 on Sunday 29th)
I am delighted to have also been admitted as a Full Member of the Society this year.
I shall be demonstrating my loose watercolour techniques 11-1 on Sunday 29th September -the closing day of the exhibition.

The Calling ii
Idol – copper & verdigris

New Line & Wash Workshop date!

Due to popular demand a second Line and Wash One Day Workshop has been scheduled on Friday 1 November 2019 at the Museum of Bath Stone. (There is just one place left on Friday 25 October.) This is a chance to enjoy the attractively illustrative medium which combines sleek black line with the cascading features of my gravity painted wet-in-wet watercolour techniques

Plein air workshop: painting in the garden

Ever fancied painting “in an English Country Garden”?!
I’m excited to be holding two half-day Plein air workshops over this late May Bank Holiday weekend. The afternoon sessions are part of this year’s Wylye Valley Art Trail and will introduce you to Plein Air painting in watercolours at my central Venue 36.

Painting the Garden Plein Air: Sunday 26 and/or Monday 27th May 1-4pm
At The Stable, Valley Farm House, Milton, near East Knoyle, Wiltshire SP3 6BG

All materials provided. Suitable for beginners. £40

Please bring a collapsable chair and favourite watercolour brushes. I will have a board to rest on plus watercolour board and paints to use. Guidance will be given about how to start your composition and build up your painting.
Free parking outside. There is a step up to access the art studio beyond a gravel drive. In the event of rain we will move to the Stables and work from photos.

Please follow the art trail’s social media pages for regular updates about the trail and images from other participating artists. @wylyevalleyart