Mountain Stream with David Bellamy

Join professional watercolour artist and author David Bellamy for this 1 hour Special Arty webinar, to paint a Highland stream with water cascading over rocks. Broadcast live from Wales on 6 May 2021.

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**See Reference and recommended materials below**


In this inspiring prelude to his full, 2-3 hour workshop webinar, David will teach you how to paint wet in wet while explaining how to paint cascading water. He will suggest the idea of background mountain peaks and look at how to create depth in a landscape.


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Materials Top-Up

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Recommended materials PAPER: Watercolour paper in at least 200 lb weight unless you wish to stretch a lighter paper; or use watercolour blocks. A NOT surface is the most versatile, although for strong textures a rough paper is excellent as on this occasion. David prefers Saunders Waterford paper, but Bockingford is an excellent, less expensive alternative.

A cartridge sketch book is invaluable for doing preliminary thumbnail sketches and testing colour mixes.

BRUSHES: Rosemary & Co. brushes. Numbers 4, 8 and 12 round (or 4, 6 and 10 if preferre Number 1 rigger, large wash brush (minimum) sable brushes are best for watercolours but modern synthetic ones can be effective and are cheaper.


PAINTS: Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours: Burnt Sienna; Burnt Umber; Raw Sienna/Yellow Ochre; Cadmium Yellow Pale; Light Red; Cadmium Red; French Ultramarine; Cobalt Blue; Pthalo Blue; Cadmium Orange; Naples Yellow; Crimson Alizarin; New Gamboge; Indigo; quinacridone gold, Lunar Blue, Green Apatite Genuine, Aussie red gold, Quinacridone Sienna, Sodalite genuine, and Transparent red oxide.


PALETTE with some deep wells for larger washes. A saucer would be useful if you don't have deep wells.

Pencils: 3B and/or 4B

OTHER ITEMS: Drawing board, soft Eraser, masking fluid, craft knife for sharpening pencils, water pot, rags, tissues and wet wipes are all useful