Eleanor Mann will introduce you to painting flowers using the wet-on-wet technique. Put simply, wet-on-wet is the process of applying pigment to wet paper, the results vary from soft undefined shapes to slightly blurred marks, depending on how wet the paper is and the consistency of the pigment in the brush. You will be shown two different ways of using this technique, learn how the properties of paint affect the end result, and colour mixing.
This day is aimed at beginners and improvers, but even the more experienced will have something to gain from working with a different artist.
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 the medium, 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
Your usual watercolour kit
For paper, Eleanor recommends quarter sheets of Bockingford, 140lb, NOT pre-stretched onto board as the cheapest method, but any good quality watercolour paper will be fine.
Eleanor will use Winsor and Newton Artist quality tubes of paint; a limited palette of 6 transparent colours. A warm and cool version of the 3 primaries so, Winsor Lemon, Raw Sienna, Winsor Blue (green-shade), French Ultramarine, Permanent Rose and Burnt Sienna. However, opaque paints are easier to use wet-into-wet, bring what you know/have.
A range of good quality watercolour paper, student quality watercolour tubes and other items will be available to purchase on the day at reasonable prices