Julie will demonstrate how to interpret this early morning scene overlooking the Atlas mountains.
Capture the valleys and ridges creating light and shade
You will learn how to:-
*Interpret the snow covered mountain with a dry brush stroke.
*Use wet on wet techniques to suggest the shadow and ridges in the lower foothills.
*Wet on dry and softening technique.
*Mix colours with a limited palette to unify the painting.
Julie will demonstrate how to interpret this Marrakech narrow street scene in Watercolour.
You will learn how to:-
Interpret light and shade using a limited palette
Unify the painting with an initial wet on wet base tone.
Techniques for layering warm and cool shades to suggest the mottled walls.
Wet on dry and softening technique.
Join Julie's step by step demonstration inspired by her travels to Marrakech.
Completed in 1603 El Badi Palace was once quite beautiful and although it is now a crumbling ruin it still retains it's charm, with the added light and shade effects.
In this video demonstration you will learn how to :-
*Interpret light and shade
*Mix colours using a limited palette
*Build up washes of colour wet on dry
*Produce variegated washes using wet on wet techniques
*Build confidence to approach a subject matter and using Julie's guidance create your own interpretation.
Please send in your finished painting to the Student Gallery. We love to see the results!
January gives us the opportunity to see the beautiful shapes and patterns of the underlying structure of trees against the changing skies.
Here are a few photos taken on recent walks which I hope will inspire you, alternatively interpret the theme in any way you wish, either from your own reference photographs or from your imagination and send in to the gallery for us all to see and enjoy.
Julie will show you how to create a Festive wreath card in Pen and Watercolour.
Take photos of Christmas door wreaths for inspiration or create a design inspired by the reference photos below.
You will learn how to approach this subject, starting with a loose ink outline followed by an application of watercolour.
An old fishing boat in Thornham, Norfolk provides a perfect focal point to interpret in pen and watercolour.
An evening sunset showing the dunes in the foreground and the sand bars between shallow pools reflecting the sky.
Julie will demonstrate how to approach skies and sea in watercolour using a variety of techniques to include wet on wet, wet on dry and dry grazing.
When painting wet on wet, to avoid the paper buckling, it is a good idea to stretch the watercolour paper if it is 140LB(300 grams per square metre) or under in weight.
The fibres become stretched when wet and the paper will remain flat providing a perfect surface to paint on.
Autumn embraces the rich shades of fruits and berries. Rich red rosehips stand out brightly against the complementary green foliage.
In this demonstration Julie will show how to capture the shine on the smooth surface of the berries and suggest the backdrop of foliage.