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Workshop: Winter light with boats with Grahame Booth

With your host John

Join watercolour artist Grahame for this in-depth look at painting a Winter boat scene. A 2-3 hour workshop, broadcast live from Northern Ireland on 9 December 2021.


See reference and recommended materials below:

In this informative workshop Grahame will look at a common winter effect where even a short distance away takes on a soft, almost misty appearance. As boats figure in this painting Grahame will cover how to approach this tricky subject, with lots of tips about how to make your boats more lifelike.

Reference photo

Reference photo

Line sketch

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Recommended materials

• PAPER: 140lb Millford NOT paper. Any good quality watercolour paper, rough or NOT (cold pressed) can be used

• PAINTS: Grahame will be using colours from: French ultramarine, phthalo blue GS, cobalt blue, cerulean blue, Winsor (pyrole) red, quinacridone magenta, burnt sienna, Indian yellow, quinacridone gold, aureolin or Winsor yellow, naples yellow and white gouache. He will not use all of these colours in the painting. • BRUSHES: A variety of brushes from Rosemary and Co, make sure you have at least one or two well pointed round brushes as well as a smaller size 4 or rigger for any little 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.



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