Andrew Pitt – Watercolour Plein Air Weekend
2 days Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May
This two day workshop will take place mostly in the open air (unless the weather is very bad), with some studio time as well. It is suitable for watercolour painters with some experience, whether plein air or studio based.
To begin this two day workshop Andrew will paint a demonstration watercolour, explaining as he does so the things you need to know about working outside. He will offer advise on colour use and mixing, composition, what to put into a picture and equally important, what to leave out. As you embark on your own work he will provide guidance on an individual basis according to your experience and style. Once he has seen the group paint he will be in a better position to address the problems (if any!) that students have encountered. Over the two days you will paint at least two pieces and the course will end with a critique and possibly a final demo form Andrew
Includes homemade lunch,refreshments and cream tea both days
About the Artist
Andrew Pitt was born in Maldon, Essex was educated St. Andrew’s University. He has been painting landscapes since he was 11 and continues to this day as a professional artist exhibiting and demonstrating. Andrew has been teaching his painting techniques for over 40 years, gaining a reputation for his simple, direct methods and the clarity of his explanations. A loose, fresh approach to watercolour and a simplicity of style combined with an ability to explain his methods clearly, means he is much in demand as a tutor. Andrew paints with the seasons – painting outside in all weathers – and concentrates on his home area of Southwold.
Equipment and materials
The watercolour painting kit you are familiar with.
A large round brush for skies and other large areas, a medium and small brush that point well for detail.
Tube Watercolours: Blues – Windsor or Prussian, Ultramarine and Cobalt. Reds – Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Light Red and Cadmium Red. Yellows – Raw Sienna, Cadmium Orange and Cadmium Yellow. You can allow yourself one green, say Viridian. Other colours Andrew occasionally uses are: Alizarin Crimson, Aureolin, and Cerulean Blue.
Paper: Bring the paper you are most familiar with. Suggestions are: Bockingford (140 or 200lb), Arches (140lb) Rough or Not surface. Fabriano (140lb) Rough or Not surface, Saunders Waterford (140lb) Rough.
Pencils: At least 3B or softer.
Suitable outdoor clothing for all eventualities and sunscreen
Most materials and equipment will be available to buy or borrow on the day, please contact us if you need more information