Zoom Painting Demonstrations

Join me from the comfort of your own home for various painting demonstrations via Zoom

£12 per person

(Two demos are £15 as 2.5 hours)

INCLUDED:

  • 2 hour painting demonstration via Zoom

  • Watch live and/or re-watch for 10 days afterwards

  • Reference photo & materials list sent out 1 week before

  • PDF teaching notes with photos will be sent out afterwards

  • Various opportunities for Q&A, plus typed questions throughout

PLEASE NOTE: These are designed as demonstrations so I will be working at my usual pace with narration.  However, I am more than happy for people to paint-along.

Online Teaching Testimonials

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Birds - loose & colourful brushwork in watercolour

Tuesday 9th November 2021

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

How do we paint with exciting bold brushstrokes, using lots of colour and pigment? That's exactly what we will be looking at...

  • Small intro & theory section followed by a single watercolour painting demonstration (at least half sheet size 15" x 22")

  • How to construct and think about our subject in a way that leads us to be able to "free up"

  • Creating looser and more expressive brushwork

  • How to mix clean bold colours, as well as more muted ones

  • Paint consistency; being one of the keys to watercolour painting

  • How to create a variety of edges and interest points

  • How to bring a painting to a finish

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

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Going Big with a group of Birds - watercolour

Tuesday 16th November 2021

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

Scaling up to a large size of watercolour is wonderful fun, as is painting a group of birds...however both have their challenges. This is what we will be looking at in this Zoom Demo:

  • Small intro followed by a single Full Sheet watercolour painting demonstration (22" x 30") - reference photo ideas in side gallery

  • How to construct individual birds as well as create a working composition

  • How to use multiple photos to create a painting

  • Considerations when working bigger. Both technical and theory

  • Creating looser and more expressive brushwork at a larger scale

  • How to get the painting to hold together and "work" as one

  • As well as the usual colour mixing, paint consistency, edges, tonal values etc that all go into painting

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

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Using a Limited Palette in watercolour

Thursday 18th November 2021

7pm - 9:30pm (UK time)

£15

Using a limited or restricted palette - one were we use an often small and specific set of colours - not only makes colour mixing much simpler, but is also a great way to more easily create harmonious, dramatic and ultimately more successful paintings.

 

We will be looking at:

  • A theory section on the colour wheel, colour choices and how this affects your colour mixing within a painting

  • How to choose colours for specific subjects

  • Followed by two A3 painting demonstrations using different limited palettes (one snow scene and one of boats)

  • We will look at the colour mixing specifically and the way the limited colour mixing choices play off each other

  • As well as the usual principles of paint consistency, edges, tonal values etc that all go into painting

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

 

 

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Going Big with Animal Groups ( + moving away from literal colour) - watercolour

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

Scaling up to a large size of watercolour is wonderful fun, as is painting wildlife in groups. This is what we will be looking at in this Zoom Demo:

  • Small intro followed by a single Full Sheet watercolour painting demonstration (22" x 30") - reference ideas in gallery

  • How to construct individual animals, touching on basic anatomy, as well as create a working composition

  • Using multiple photos to plan a painting

  • Considerations when working bigger. Both technical and theory

  • Creating looser and more expressive brushwork at a larger scale

  • How to get the painting to hold together and "work" as one

  • We will also be using the more muted reference to explore really stepping way from the subjects colour to create exciting and colourful paintings

  • As well as the usual colour mixing, paint consistency, edges, tonal values etc that all go into painting

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

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Expressive Coastal Scenes - watercolour

Tuesday 30th November 2021

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

Join me for an evening of creating smaller Coastal Scenes using expressive brushwork.  We will look at:

  • Small intro followed by at two smaller watercolour coastal scenes

  • A variety of ways to use expressive brushwork in different areas of the scene

  • How to use tonal values & edges to create depth, atmosphere and light

  • Mixing nice cleans colours and paint consistency

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

 

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Characterful Faces in watercolour

Thursday 16th December 2021- RESCHEDULED

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

Painting faces in watercolour is a challenge but also enormous amounts of fun and incredibly rewarding

We will kick off with a theory section looking at how to simplify breakdown the face into easy to understand shape, followed by a painting demonstration looking at:

  • How these shapes translate to a simple watercolour process

  • Creating clean simple shadow shapes and picking out the odd bit of detail where needed

  • Mixing nice cleans colours and paint consistency

  • How to bring out a few little details here and there

  • As well as how to tackle individual features and hair to bring the painting to a finsih

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

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Figures in a Setting with watercolour

Wednesday 15th December 2021

7pm - 9pm (UK time)

In this demo we will be focusing predominantly on figures but with a hint of setting. This will include:

  • Small intro & theory section followed by a full painting demonstration

  • A close look at proportions and how to create a feeling of character and life in your figures

  • How to look for the light and paint the light

  • What to look for and what to leave out when creating a setting

  • Tackling faces and other features at a smaller scale

  • Mixing nice cleans colours  and paint consistency

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

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Animal Markings (spots & Stripes) in watercolour

Tuesday 14th December 2021

7pm - 9:30pm (UK time)

£15

This slightly longer demonstration will give us plenty of time to really get stuck into two medium sized paintings where we can look at how to paint wildlife with Spots & Stripes. We will look at:

  • Some basic anatomy and how to break down are subject into simple shapes

  • Using tonal values to create a feeling of light and form, and then how stripes and spots move around this form

  • Plus how to use tonal values & edges to create depth, atmosphere and light

  • Mixing nice cleans colours  and paint consistency

  • We will also cover materials as well as processes and techniques

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