JULY 17TH 2017
We had a full house in The Gallery in July, when local artist and teacher, Val Templeman held a demonstration on Painting with Watercolours.
A 2 hour demonstration where Val talked us through tips and techniques of the medium. This proved to be a fantastic introduction for beginners, as Val walked us through which brushes, paper and materials to use and WHY. We looked at the difference in cold pressed and hot pressed paper, the varying quality of brushes, and the pigmentation of student quality and artist quality paints. This was an informative evening, and everyone was busily taking notes throughout.
As the evening went on, Val introduced watercolour mediums for and discussed tips and techniques for painting in detail and creating various techniques.
We looked at salt glazing and the mottling effect it has on your image, as well as wax resist techniques.
We compared the effects of hot and cold pressed paper, and the type of painter it would suit.
Val talked us through some of her more detailed work, which had everyone hooked, and very impressed. Some of our more experienced painters found the tips and ideas here very useful in their practice.
In the New Year we plan to host a one off day class in portrait painting with Val Templeman, so please do keep an eye out in The Gallery and via our emails for details.