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Workshop: Christmas colours with Iris Babao Uy

With your host John

At 2PM (UK time) on Wednesday 8th December, join artist Iris for this in-depth look at creating a still life using watercolour and soft pastels. You will achieve the dreamy atmosphere and luminosity of watercolours, plus the vibrancy and depth of pastels. A 2-3 hour workshop, broadcast live from Philippines.


From only £35

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See reference and recommended materials below:

In this relaxing workshop, Iris will teach you how to achieve the right colour temperature, depth and tonal values to paint in realism the images of red roses, a gold ornament, gold fabric, and a white ceramic pot. You will learn how to develop shadows and how it is used to bring out the light in a painting. Combining hard and soft edges, detailed and painterly strokes you will create a painting that is realistic but still with a painterly style.

Reference photo

Reference painting

Under painting


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Recommended materials

• PAPER: 11 x 14 inches, Cold press 300 gsm watercolour sheet (smooth surface recommended like Sennelier, Hahnemuhle Turner, smooth side of Arches

• PAINTS: Watercolour paints - Yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, sap green, ultramarine violet, neutral tint, quinacridone rose, burnt umber

• BRUSHES: Watercolour brushes for underpainting, flats and rounds • OTHER: Soft pastels and pencils. Blending tools, Optional: clear texture gesso (recommended Liquutex), heatgun, Mounting board for the paper, Tape or staple gun to mount paper, Easel for board to be mounted upright when doing pastel painting

Pastel pencils

Pastel swatch


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