The Illusion of Sunlight with Catherine Beale

With your host John

Join artist Catherine Beale for this stunning 1hr Art Class webinar, where she will be creating an illusion of sunlight. * Details below * Broadcasting live from England on 1 December 2022, Thursday at 2PM UK time.


These 1hr art class webinars are complimentary for all SKA patrons.

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**See Reference photo and recommended materials below**


As a prelude to her full 2-3hr Workshop event, join Catherine as she takes you through the steps to form your own impressionistic landscape motif, taken from her painting (supplied) as she introduces you to elements of her “gravity painting” techniques.

You will learn how to reserve the white of the paper for the bright, luminous sun and how to pool pigment in water around this area and experiment with edges and colour merging as Catherine helps you use more water and fewer brushstrokes. You will use paint straight from the tube to create powerfully deep tones and colour pops before applying clingfilm for intriguing texture and softening shapes by “lifting off”.

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.

Example Painting

Materials Top-Up

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• PAPER: A3 Daler Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Artboard recommended

• PAINTS: Tubed watercolour paint: turquoise; ultramarine; raw sienna; burnt umber; permanent alizarin crimson; mauve/violet; lemon yellow

• BRUSHES: 2 flat watercolour brushes: a 1 inch and a half/ 3/8-inch,1 fine watercolour brush or rigger

• OTHER: Wood/MDF supporting board with a 2-inch-high rest (e.g., tin/clingfilm box/block) / 2B pencil and eraser/clingfilm/ kitchen roll/ generous sized palette