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Workshop: Lavender Farm with Sue Bradley

With your host John

Join artist Sue Bradley for this 2-3hr workshop webinar to paint this beautiful lavender farm. Make sure you have some lavender near you at the workshop, so that the scent transports you to the scene! ** Details below ** Broadcasting live from England on 5 July 2022, Tuesday at 3:30PM (UK time). Please make a note in your diary.


Once purchased, the relevant downloadable reference pictures and Zoom link will be sent to the day before the event. If you are an SKA Patron (level 2 and up), you do not need to purchase the recording. It is included when you book the live event ticket.


NOTE: When attending the live event, your video and microphone are deactivated by default. You can however speak to the artist should you wish. You will also get the opportunity of sharing your completed painting(s) with the artist during and after the event (or after watching the recording), for comments and feedback.


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**See reference photo, sketch and recommended materials below**


Sue will commence by showing you how to draw and transfer images to watercolour paper. Amongst other things you will cover wet-on-dry and went-in-wet techniques, colour mixing and how to achieve hard and soft edges. You will look at warm and soft colours and will create texture using splatter and Sue will share additional techniques and ideas on how to create texture.

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, if you can, please have a printout of the provided sketch and some tracing paper or Tracedown. The image will therefore either be your own drawing or a tracing. Your personal choice.

Example painting


Reference photo

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• PAPER: Watercolour paper in at least 200lb weight unless you wish to stretch a lighter paper; or use a watercolour block. Sue uses a Saunders Waterford block, high white, NOT surface paper, but Bockingford is an excellent, less expensive alternative. Size approx. 10 x 14 inches would be perfect for this subject.

• PAINTS: Sue mainly uses Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton and Schmincke. Cotman are a less expensive alternative. Permanent rose, raw sienna or yellow ochre, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, burnt umber, sap green, indigo, 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. Old Toothbrush.

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


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