Workshop: Flamenco Dancers with Sue Bradley

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Join watercolour artist Sue Bradley for her complete, 2-3hr workshop webinar to paint Flamenco dancers using various splatter, splash and drip techniques. ** Details below ** Broadcast live from England on 25 January 2022.

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SUMMARY

In this workshop, follow Sue as she shows you how to draw and transfer images to watercolour paper. Using wet-on-dry and wet-in-wet techniques, she will look at hard and soft edges and warm and cool colours. You will gain deeper knowledge about how to create a sense of movement using splatter, splash and dripping and explore additional techniques and ideas for texture and embellishment.


N.B. At the beginning of the class, Sue will cover the placement of the drawing on the page and how to draw and/or transfer an image. Therefore, please have a printout of the provided sketch and some tracing paper or Tracedown. The image will either be your own drawing or a tracing. Your choice.


Example painting

Example reference sketch

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MATERIALS

• PAPER: Watercolour paper in at least 200lb weight unless you wish to stretch a lighter paper; or use a watercolour block. I use a Saunders Waterford block, high white, NOT surface paper, but Bockingford is an excellent, less expensive alternative. Size approx.12 x 16 inches would be perfect for this subject.


• PAINTS: I use mainly Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton and Schmincke. Cotman are a less expensive alternative. Permanent rose, raw sienna, burnt sienna or madder brown, burnt umber, indigo, cadmium red, transparent orange. • BRUSHES: Watercolour brushes: a large round (size 14-16), a medium round with good point (size 6 – 8), finer detail brush (size 2 or 3), fine rigger or half rigger brush. Sable brushes are best for watercolours but modern synthetic ones can be effective and are cheaper.

• OTHER: A drinking straw, Drawing board and tape (if not using a block), 2 large water pots, pencils (HB and 2B), kitchen towel. A fine tip gold pen/gel pen if you have one (optional), masking fluid or masking fluid pen (e.g. Pebeo drawing gum pen 0.7mm nib), palette with some deep wells for larger washes, Sue uses the muffin (school) type palettes.