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Essential Elements. An art series with Marvin Chew

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Paint along with Marvin Chew, live from from Singapore in February, March and April. Then keep the video recordings!


Over three months, Marvin will take you on a journey to develop your painting skills with three key elements - Trees, Water and People. Mastering these elements can make the difference between an ok painting and a GREAT painting!


There are three, 1+hr art tutorial webinars taking place on the last Tuesday of each month, starting February.


** Scroll down for further class details **

 
 
CLASS I: TREES
- How to mix greens and paint trees and foliage

Broadcast 27 February '24

SUMMARY

In this first instalment of the watercolour painting series with artist Marvin Chew, you will have the opportunity to learn how to paint beautiful and natural looking trees and foliages.


Marvin will cover the various forms and types of trees, and show you how to mix the various green colours he often uses in his landscape paintings. You will also learn and practise how to apply calligraphic brushstrokes when painting trees and foliages. This session will help you paint more expressively and create more natural-looking trees in your landscape painting.


The session will be broken into 3 parts:

Part 1 - Understanding various tree forms and types (5-10 mins)

Part 2 - Mixing Greens (10-15 mins)

Part 3 - Brushstrokes and painting tree and foliage (35-40 mins)


Painting examples: (sent to you the day before the event, along with the link to join)

Reference examples: (sent to you the day before the event, along with the link to join)

 

or message on the Patron WhatsApp

 
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS (not essential)

Paper 

1 pc of quarter-sheet 100% cotton acid-free watercolour paper (Arches, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano Artistico, Baohong etc.) taped on a plywood/ corrugated board, or watercolour pad/block.

Brushes & Painting tool

- Kolinsky or Red Sable round brush no.8 (Alternative: Chinese calligraphy brush - small size)

- Synthetic round brush no.8 with good point

- Synthetic round brush no.4 with good point

- Rounded palette knife


Colours

My 16-colour palette consists of:

- Lemon Yellow*

- Azo Yellow Deep

- Raw Sienna* (or Yellow Ochre)

- Sap Green*

- Pyrrole Orange

- Cadmium Red Light

- Carmine* (Alternative: Alizarin Crimson)

- Ultramarine violet

- Cerulean Blue

- Horizon Blue

- French Ultramarine* (Alternative: Ultramarine Blue)

- Lavender

- Cobalt Blue

- Turquoise Blue*

- Burnt Sienna*

- Neutral Tint

 

Only colours marked with * will be used for this session, ie.

Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna/ Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Carmine/ Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine/ Ultramarine Blue, Turquoise Blue, and Burnt Sienna.

Others:

2B pencil, eraser, water container and a piece of used rag/cloth


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CLASS II: WATER
- How to Paint Water Surfaces and Reflections

Broadcast 26 March '24


SUMMARY

When painting seascapes, riverscapes, and maritime paintings, it’s inevitable that water surfaces and reflections will be involved. In this session, Marvin will cover the differences in painting still vs moving water, how to paint the movement of wave patterns on water surfaces and how to make them look and flow naturally.


Marvin will also show you how to take advantage of the transparency of watercolour to create believable-looking water reflections. These essential techniques are pre-requisites that you’ll acquire to produce beautiful and breathtaking maritime art.


Class paintings: (different water types)

Painting examples discussed:

Reference examples: (sent to you the day before the event, along with the link to join)

 

or message on the Patron WhatsApp 

 
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS (not essential)

Paper 

1 pc of quarter-sheet 100% cotton acid-free watercolour paper (Arches, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano Artistico, Baohong etc.) taped on a plywood/ corrugated board, or watercolour pad/block.

Brushes & Painting tool

- Kolinsky or Red Sable round brush no.8 (Alternative: Chinese calligraphy brush - small size)

- Synthetic round brush no.8 with good point

- Synthetic round brush no.4 with good point

- Rounded palette knife


Colours

My 16-colour palette consists of:

- Lemon Yellow*

- Azo Yellow Deep

- Raw Sienna* (or Yellow Ochre)

- Sap Green*

- Pyrrole Orange

- Cadmium Red Light

- Carmine* (Alternative: Alizarin Crimson)

- Ultramarine violet

- Cerulean Blue

- Horizon Blue

- French Ultramarine* (Alternative: Ultramarine Blue)

- Lavender

- Cobalt Blue

- Turquoise Blue*

- Burnt Sienna*

- Neutral Tint

Only colours marked with * will be used for this session, ie.

Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna/ Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Carmine/ Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine/ Ultramarine Blue, Turquoise Blue, and Burnt Sienna.

Others:

2B pencil, eraser, water container and a piece of used rag/cloth


BUY ART MATERIALS, BOOKS & PRINTS
 
CLASS III: PEOPLE
- How to Add Human Figures in Urban Street Scenes

Broadcasting Tuesday 23 April '24 @ 2pm UK time


SUMMARY

In this session, Marvin will show you how to incorporate human figures in urban street scene paintings. They could be friends sitting in a cafe, families having a meal at an al fresco place, workers delivering goods or pedestrians walking about, minding their own business. These are some of the many possibilities you could include in your street scene paintings to make them more interesting and livelier.


Marvin will discuss the proportions and placements of these figures and how they could help with the overall design and composition of a painting, and of course most importantly, how to paint them.


Painting examples: (sent to you the day before the event, along with the link to join)

 

or message on the Patron WhatsApp 

 
RECOMMENDED MATERIALS (not essential)

Paper 

1 pc of quarter-sheet 100% cotton acid-free watercolour paper (Arches, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano Artistico, Baohong etc.) taped on a plywood/ corrugated board, or watercolour pad/block.

Brushes & Painting tool

- Kolinsky or Red Sable round brush no.8 (Alternative: Chinese calligraphy brush - small size)

- Synthetic round brush no.8 with good point

- Synthetic round brush no.4 with good point

- Rounded palette knife


Colours

My 16-colour palette consists of:

- Lemon Yellow*

- Azo Yellow Deep

- Raw Sienna* (or Yellow Ochre)

- Sap Green*

- Pyrrole Orange

- Cadmium Red Light

- Carmine* (Alternative: Alizarin Crimson)

- Ultramarine violet

- Cerulean Blue

- Horizon Blue

- French Ultramarine* (Alternative: Ultramarine Blue)

- Lavender

- Cobalt Blue

- Turquoise Blue*

- Burnt Sienna*

- Neutral Tint

Only colours marked with * will be used for this session, ie.

Lemon Yellow, Raw Sienna/ Yellow Ochre, Sap Green, Carmine/ Alizarin Crimson, French Ultramarine/ Ultramarine Blue, Turquoise Blue, and Burnt Sienna.

Others:

2B pencil, eraser, water container and a piece of used rag/cloth


BUY ART MATERIALS, BOOKS & PRINTS

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