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Painting Boats with Michal Jasiewicz

Join professional artist Michal Jasiewicz for an informative, 45min Arty Class. Filmed live from Poland on 12th November 2020. Details below.

See reference pictures and recommended materials below

For this class, Michal will be working with and exploring a motif that he has also chosen to use for the upcoming workshop. This photo is of a coastal scene from Somerset: a combination of landscape, several types of boats and rural architecture, on a nice, sunny day.

Michal will talk a bit about its composition and the differences between the reference photo and the sketch he has made (below). Finally, he will make a small sketch referring to an element in the painting. The list of materials can be found by clicking here.

Reference pictures:

It may be a good idea to prepare a drawing first, to reserve more time for painting. I recommend a half-sheet (~30x50cm) of good quality cotton paper.


Recommended Materials:

Paper (see above)

• Watercolour paints (this is my usual working set; you can perfectly use other colours you are familiar with. In most cases I don’t really care about a specific brand, or colour name):

cobalt blue, ultramarine, Payne’s grey, cobalt teal or turquoise, lavender raw sienna, burnt sienna or iron oxide, magenta, light red, light green or yellow green cadmium, yellow deep and light (or any other light and deep shade of yellow). Some opaques: titanium white, Jaune Brilliant (Holbein).

As you see, this is a very classic set. All we need is some blues from light to dark, two or three reds and yellows (cold and warm shades) + any other colour depending on your choice.

• Brushes: Michal will use a medium flat brush, one or two squirrel mops and a few synthetic pointed round brushes (Escoda perla or any other made by Toray will be a good choice)

(Recently I have been using some Chinese brushes but you can perfectly cope without them)

• Any kind of atomizer.

• Painting knife and some tissues.


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