Based around Landscape painting, let Tim take you through the techniques for producing rapid watercolour paintings, with demonstrations to the group throughout the day. This way of working is ideal for sketching and for producing lively finished paintings. During this course we will look at effective ways of interpreting and painting trees, skies and buildings plus painting and adding figures to a landscape, all the time keeping the watercolours clean and fresh. All reference material provided by Tim.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and afternoon tea.
About The Artist
Tim Fisher is a leading artist, author and popular art tutor. Born in Leicestershire, Tim became a professional artist in 2000. Since the launch of his career, he has won numerous art awards, including being short listed from 12,000 entrants for the first Daily Mail Not the Turner Prize competition.
Tim works with the heart of a purist and the mind of a realist. Whenever possible he collects his own reference material by observation, field sketches and taking photographs.
Following his book “How to Paint Flowers in Acrylic” by Search Press Tim’s second book entitled “Perspective” has just been released.
What you will need to bring
Please bring along several ¼ imperial sheets(roughly 11”x 15” or larger if you wish) of any well known brand you’re comfortable with. Paper can be stretched or unstretched, whichever you prefer.
St Cuthberts Mill is a reliable supplier of well known watercolour paper brands. I like working on 300gsm weight Sennelier watercolour paper.
An assortment of watercolour brushes with at least one which points well – There will be some for sale of the type Tim uses*.
*Tubed watercolour paint of any well known art brand .Try to avoid pans unless they are large such as Russian White Knight or Blockx.
Student colours can be used, Tim mostly uses a limited twin primary palette of the following Sennelier artist’s watercolours*:
Primary yellow 574
French ultramarine blue 314
French Vermillion 675
Venetian red 623
Yellow ochre 252
Cinereous blue 344
Naples yellow 567
Cadmium yellow orange 537
A drawing board just a little larger than the paper you’re working on.
Some means of tilting your work
Clips or tape to hold paper to board
Pencils*/ *graphite sticks 3b or 4b
*Palette with large mixing wells or a big white dinner plate
Plain white kitchen roll
FW white acrylic ink* or gouache
* These items can be purchased on the day from Tim
Don’t worry if you don’t have all the items listed everything will be available on the day to either buy or borrow, please contact us for details.