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Private Workshop: Emphasising mood & drama in a mountain scene with David Bellamy

Paint Blencathra from Derwentwater with leading painter David Bellamy (filmed live on 11th Aug '20).

Watch the video of the live session by clicking the unlocked video below. If it isn't unlocked, you can purchase it by visiting the shop here:

See video, reference picture, materials required and paintings received below.

Reference Picture:

Workshop Video (to unlock this video, purchase here)

(If you have paid to unlock the video but still can't see it showing, please contact us)

Materials Required • Watercolour paper - 200lb Saunders Waterford or Bockingford, preferably with a rough surface but NOT will suffice, and 140lb weight is fine if stretched with gummed tape.

• Brushes - large squirrel-hair mop, no. 1 rigger, no. 4 round, no. 6 or 8 round, no. 10 or 12 round, plus a 10mm or quarter-inch flat brush (not vital).

• Watercolour paints can be in tubes or half-pans as follow:

- French ultramarine

- Burnt umber

- Yellow ochre

- Naples yellow

- Cadmium red

- Cadmium orange

- Raw umber

- Cadmium yellow pale

• Also needed are a 3B or 4B pencil, putty eraser, water in a large pot, a palette with deep wells, tissues or rags, a drawing board, natural sponge, hair drier and a scalpel or sharp knife.


Paintings sent in to us:


Judith Hall

Amelia Hight

Rebecca Block

Martin Mathieson


Loisanne K.

Maryann L.

Russ D.

Debbie R.

"Thank you for hosting an excellent workshop by David Bellamy this week; I enjoyed his relaxed style and enthusiasm! He was quite easy to follow and took his time explaining certain aspects which was great. This painting was interesting to do and have attached my attempt."


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