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Platinum Jubilee Tea with Sue Bradley

With your host John

Join artist Sue Bradley for this celebrational 1 hour Art Class webinar to paint 'Platinum Jubilee Tea'. * Details below * Broadcast live from England on 14 June 2022.


**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


In this prelude to her full, 2-3 hour workshop webinar, Sue will be using wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques and will teach you about hard and soft edges. Sue will cover the dry brush technique and will walk you through which warm and cool colours to use to create this Queens Platinum Jubilee celebrational painting.

Useful links:

  • Find out about the related, 2-3 Workshop event here >

  • After the live event, you can download the reference images and watch the complete, ad-free recording as an SKA Patron (level 3 and up) via our Video Library.

Ref painting


Reference photo

(feeling hungry yet?!...)

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• PAPER: Watercolour paper in at least 200lb weight unless you wish to stretch a lighter paper; or use a watercolour block. Sue uses a Saunders Waterford block, high white NOT surface paper, but Bockingford is an excellent, less expensive alternative. Size approx.12 x 9 inches would be perfect for this exercise.

• PAINTS: Watercolours - Sue mainly uses Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton and Schmincke. Cotman are a less expensive alternative. Cobalt blue, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, translucent orange, raw sienna or yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, ultramarine blue,. White gouache paint or Chinese white (if not using masking fluid).

• BRUSHES: Watercolour brushes, a medium round with good point (size 6 – 8), finer detail brush (size 2 or 3), a fine rigger brush. Sable brushes are best for watercolours but modern synthetic ones can be effective and are cheaper.

• OTHER: A drinking straw, palette, drawing board to tape paper to (if not using a block), water pot (2 if possible), HB pencil, kitchen towel. And of course, maybe a fresh scone or two to munch while doing the class. It's a good excuse :)


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