Workshop: Snow Scene, with Howard Jones

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Join artist Howard Jones for this full length, 2-3hr workshop webinar to capture a serene snow scene. ** Details below ** Broadcast live from Wales on 8 November 2022.

 

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SUMMARY

In this lively workshop you will learn how to plan and apply your composition. When painting snow scenes there is a real danger of them looking too flat. Howard will be teaching you how to make sure that you avoid this potential pitfall by use of good composition. He will explain and demonstrate the importance of creating simple thumbnail sketches for a strong and dynamic composition and tonal arrangement.


Howard will also explain his choice of colours, favourite materials and equipment and of course techniques.


SKA comment: If your finished paintings lack a sense of balance then this tutorial is definitely for you. The skills covered in this tutorial can be applied to all types of natural subject matter, so whether you favour landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes etc you will be furnished with many new skills that will help you add a higher degree of sophistication to your paintings.


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Workshop painting

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MATERIALS

• PAPER: 15 x 11 inch. NOT surface. 140lb (300gsm) Any good quality cotton rag paper is ideal. I will be using Arches.


• PAINTS: (Must be Tube paints) Colours x 7: Ultramarine Blue / Cerulean Blue / Pthalo Green (blue shade) / Burnt Sienna / Raw Umber / Alizarin Crimson / White Gouache


• BRUSHES: x 6:1 inch Flat (Synthetic & Natural blend) / Half inch Flat / Size 20 Round ( or large Mop) / Old Size 7 or 8 Round / Size 5 or 6 Round with good point/ Size 3 Rigger Brush / (please include any personal favourites)


• OTHER: 3b Pencil / Putty Eraser / Kitchen Paper / (1”) Masking Tape / Flat water tub / Palette with large mixing area (A white enamel camping plate is ideal) / An atomizer water spray bottle / A board to tape your watercolour paper to / Plus any personal favourite items. A cut-up credit card is ideal (2 x 1 inch)


TIPS:

· I will be working in Landscape orientation (Horizontal format)

· Try to get an approximate 20% angle on your painting board

· Tape your paper to your board before the start

· Draw your sketch very lightly (using a 3b pencil)

· Howard will be drawing out his sketch on the day