Workshop: Figures in a Landscape with Grahame Booth

With your host John Harrison

Join watercolour artist Grahame Booth for this in-depth look at painting 'figures in a landscape'. A 2-3 hour workshop, broadcast live from Northern Ireland on 12th August 2021. Visit our video library after the event to purchase or visit Grahame's shop here.

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In this workshop webinar, Grahame will look in depth at the value of adding figures to your landscapes while painting this busy street scene. Painters are often wary of including figures, fearful that they will not look right, but thinking of proportions rather than detail will help to make your figures believable and bring life to your work.


Grahame will run through a number of examples with you directly to ensure you leave the workshop with a complete painting, as well as feeling more confident about the use of people in your art in future.


NOTE: Pre workshop preparation - Grahame advises that you draw the subject ready for painting, but do not draw the figures in a detailed way – just indicate roughly where they are, and leave out the two large trees in the foreground.


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Painting reference

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Recommended materials

• PAPER: 200lb Saunders NOT paper. Any good quality watercolour paper, rough or NOT (cold pressed) can be used.


• PAINTS: Grahame will be using his usual palette which consists of: French ultramarine, phthalo blue GS, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, cadmium red, quinacridone magenta, burnt sienna, cadmium or Indian yellow, quinacridone gold, aureolin, Indian yellow and white gouache. He will not use all of these colours in the painting.


• BRUSHES: Variety of brushes from Rosemary and Co. One or two well pointed round brushes as well as a swordliner or rigger for the smaller suggested details. • OTHER: A water spray may also be used along with kitchen roll. Do not feel you must use the same materials. It is better that you use paint and materials you are familiar with.