Intermediate Watercolour Pouring Workshop

$100 cad
Thu Oct 28, 7:00 PM - Thu Nov 11, 9:00 PM (EDT)

 Keeping the theme, “Woods and Marsh,” we will paint three images that get to the heart of each painting we will pour.  We will learn the watercolour pouring process that came a long time before acrylic pours came on the scene.

Is it fun? Superb fun. Is it exciting and interesting? Really intriguing and we will have a hard time waiting while the mysterious results to surface. Will we be able to predict exactly what results we will achieve? Every pour is a unique experience. 

How does it work? We will save the lightest areas with masking fluid and keep adding masking fluid as we layer on colour over colour and we will pour or use an eyedropper to put on the colours between layers of masking fluid. We mask for the brightest whites. We use spatter. We pay close attention to puddles. We draw in an image and if it disappears, we draw in again. We draw the contours of images. We may work semi-abstract in areas. We create transitions and blend in and blend out. We may drop in beads of colour. We may shade in with a brush. 

We will save our brightest, whitest whites for the white Daisies and relish creating a pure glow coming through from the field. We will paint beautiful purple Thistle flowers and add stamping and great pours to the background. We will paint a stand of Birch bathed in pure light on the tree trunks and in the areas between the trees. Pouring watercolour can be like glazing with honey as the image appears like magic.

In addition to watercolour pouring techniques, we will experience multiple Masking techniques, colour lifting, blending colours and blending in and out and softening lines. Some drawing and/or tracing will be required. If you are looking for a joyous, creative and rewarding experience, this might be the one!

Materials List

Watercolour paper: one sheet please select Arches, Winsor Newton, or other professional paper 140 lb. cold-pressed 22 x 30”.

Paint: professional quality watercolour paint such as a kit, a field kit, or tubes. If you have paint please use. Transparent paints preferred.

Brushes: Some suggested but you may use your own. Angle shader, or filbert #2,3,4 or other detail brush. Or 1/4 flat. A wash brush 1 or 2” or other brush for water only Pipette, and or eye dropper, 3 ramekins or paper shot glasses or cups or any small containers Tray or deeper baking pan Palette or foam plates

2 or 3 water containers for clean water

Paper towel

Masking Fluid

Masking Tape

Support board such as foam core, melamine, cardboard etc.

Cement glue

Pickup Hairdryer Photocopy of resources

An eye dropper

Some plastic wrap

An old toothbrush

A plastic tray

Valerie Kent

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