Capturing Light in Watercolour

7 TUTOR: Kevin Scully

Watercolour is the ideal medium for capturing the effects of light in a scene, which is one of the essential elements needed to establish mood and atmosphere. During the week, you will examine the ways in which you can convey the quality of light in a variety of subject matters, including landscapes, seascapes, still life and interiors. There will be plenty of demonstrations and sympathetic one-to-one tuition to help you create some exciting, light-filled paintings. This course is for all levels of experience. All art and reference materials will be supplied.

2 Full Day
Full day course

Course Notes

Our week will concentrate on a more contemporary approach to watercolour painting, but this will be underpinned with the basic rules that govern their uses and capabilities. The basic principles of drawing, composition, perspective and colour harmony will be covered in preparation for producing some exciting and light-filled pictures.

We will endeavour through demonstration and individual tuition to use watercolour in a loose and more painterly way, creating lively, vibrant and colourful effects. Watercolours are an ideal medium for producing atmospheric and evocative paintings, and during the week these shall be explored to the full.

On Friday afternoon there will be a light-hearted display and discussion of the work produced during the week. All materials and equipment will be provided, but you are welcome to bring along any interesting images that you would like to use as reference.

You may also wish to bring some of the following:

- Sketchbook or notebook

- Kitchen towel and tissues

- Any favourite watercolour materials that you may have, as these can be used in conjunction with those provided

- You might like to bring along your own tabletop easel.

Kevin is an experienced tutor in adult education and a professional artist and illustrator. He runs painting holidays at home and abroad.

If you have any questions regarding the course, the tutor can be contacted directly on 01635 200619 or 07765 867035 or

Course Tutor

Kevin Scully

Kevin Scully

About Kevin

Kevin Scully trained at Wimbledon School of Art. He has worked in the theatre and television as a scenic artist, and as an illustrator in advertising and publishing. He is a winner of the Winsor & Newton Painting Prize and the Clairefontaine Art Award at the annual Patchings Art Festival. He is the author of several books on painting, and is a regular contributor to 'The Artist' and 'Artist & Illustrators' magazines. He is a qualified teacher and tutors on art courses, workshops and painting holidays in the UK and abroad.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

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9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

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9.15AM to 4.30PM