Eleanor Mann – Moving on in Watercolour
These two pictures are fun to paint and both deal with the fundamental techniques used in watercolour painting.
Koi and Pebbles
Techniques used: Negative painting and using glazes to change both hue and tone of the under layers. Using both the wet-on-dry and wet-in-wet methods; flat, graded, variegated and graded-variegated washes will be painted to create depth and light in the painting. Texture effects can also be added in the form of cling film, salt, clear wax, natural sponge etc.
Techniques used: Wet-on-dry and scrape back using a piece of plastic card.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea
About the artist
Eleanor is a professional watercolour artist and a dedicated, inspiring teacher of the medium. Eleanor has written an ebook, based on her knowledge of watercolour, The WATERCOLOUR Book : How to paint anything, which is available as a PDF from her website www.eleanormann.co.uk, or from Amazon for Kindle.
What you will need to bring
3 x 5ml tubes of Winsor and Newton professional quality watercolour paint. Winsor Lemon, Winsor Blue (Green Shade) and Permanent Rose. Professional quality paints are more expensive than student quality, but they are easier to use and last longer.
One large brush (No 10-14) with a good point and one smaller one (No 6-8), both synthetic. I recommend Pro-Arte.
Two gummed blocks of watercolour paper, size 14” x 10” (300gsm/140lb). I recommend Bockingford made by St Cuthberts Mill.
One plastic palette with mixing wells
2 jars for water
A roll of kitchen paper
Scrap watercolour paper for testing tones and colours
Pencil, (putty) rubber, pencil sharpener
Most equipment and materials will be available to borrow or buy on the day, please contact us for details.