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Join professional artist and podcaster Tom Shepherd for this full length, 2-3hr workshop webinar to paint a lively and loose street scene. You will learn how to look closely at how to simplify a complex scene, creating an exciting painting ** Details below ** Broadcasting live from England on 4 July 2023, Tuesday at 3:30PM. Make a note in your diary.
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Join Tom to paint a lively and loose street scene. In addition to learning how to simplify a complex scene, you will focus on the 4 Primary Principles of watercolour and how they can be used to provide a fun and exciting painting process. In future, you will be able to use this simple but affective structure to tackle any subject.
Tom hopes you will go away from this class with a little more insight and confidence as to how to tackle any scene with watercolour, as well as a simple process to follow;
and hopefully, for those who paint-along, an exciting painting!
Reference example style painting
PAPER: Baohong Professional / Masters Choice - 100% Cotton, rough texture, 300gsm.
Tom will be painting on approx. 16” x 20” but whatever size your feel comfortable will work. A3 would be an excellent size (31 x 41cm / 12” x 16” approx.), or for those feeling a little more brave, a half-sheet.
Tom will be taping my paper to a board and working at a slight angle. He does not stretch his paper - just sticks it down and gets painting.
PAINTS: Tom uses Daniel Smith Colours with a few Holbein. Below, I he has also provided a more limited palette that could work equally well. Full selection: Cobalt - warm (French or Normal Ultramarine) / French Ultramarine - warm (Ultramarine, Cobalt) / Prussian Blue - cool (Not necessary but can be useful for deep darks. Pthalo) / Quinacridone Red - cool (Alizarin Crimson, Carmine, Magenta, Rose Madder or similar) / Permanent Red - warm (Not necessary but useful for traffic lights and finishing touches. Vermillion, Naphthol, Cadmium) / Yellow Ochre - cool and earthy (You can achieve similar by mixing other colours, or use Raw Sienna) / Aureolin Yellow - cool (This is nice and transparent, you could use Lemon Yellow or Winsor Yellow, also consider Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Lemon etc) / Lavender - opaque by Holbein. A fun bonus colour. Not necessary / Cobalt Teal Blue (not necessary, juts a fun colour, plus great for mixing greys. Any teal or turquoise would work) / White Gouache - opaque (chinese white, titanium white etc) Limited Palette alternative: French Ultramarine - warm (Ultramarine, Cobalt) / Quinacridone Red - cool (Alizarin Crimson, Carmine, Magenta, Rose Madder or similar) / Aureolin Yellow - cool (This is nice and transparent, you could use Lemon Yellow or Winsor Yellow, also consider Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Lemon etc) / White Gouache - opaque (chinese white, titanium white etc)
BRUSHES: (Always remember, your favourite brushes will be fine. This is a rough size guide, along with Toms chosen brushes) Large Mop - Escoda Ultimo, Size 18, Faux Squirrel / Small/medium Mop, Quill or round - Rosemary & Co / Smaller Round - Pro-Arte Gold Tip, Size 10, synthetic / smaller Round - Size 8 & 10. Winsor & Newton Professional, Synthetic Sable
OTHER: Water / Kitchen Roll / Palette / Spray bottle / mister can be useful for large areas if hot or dry