Impressionist Wildflower Meadows in Watercolour

93 TUTOR: Elizabeth Baldin (BA Hons)

In this course you will be painting idyllic British landscapes in an impressionist style - featuring rolling hillsides and wildflower meadows. You will be shown colour mixing techniques that will help to keep your watercolours bright and vibrant. You will also learn how to loosen up your brushwork to paint more freely. Some experience of watercolours would be of benefit, but there will be practice exercises covering the basic techniques at the start.This course is particularly useful to those who tend to overwork their watercolour paintings and end up with dull muddy results.

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Course Notes

At the start of the course there will be demonstrations and exercises looking at the nature of watercolour and how to balance the right amount of pigment and water in order to achieve more predictable results. You will look at colour theory and how to create colourful and harmonious paintings by choosing colours that compliment and work well with each other.

The course also covers how to make tonal sketches as a starting point to painting landscapes; planning out compositions, the best placement of focal points as well as simplifying and eliminating unnecessary details - skills which you can take away into your future painting practice.

By the end of the week you will have pulled together all the techniques covered and have created landscape paintings in a loose impressionist style from photographic reference.

The tutor will demonstrate techniques throughout the course and all materials and reference images will be supplied.

What to bring

A small sketchbook for making tonal sketches.

Course Tutor

Elizabeth Baldin

BA Hons

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth studied at UWE Bristol, where she qualified with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design.

After a career as a book designer she left publishing in order to devote time to her great passion for painting. She first exhibited her paintings in 2011, and has been a fulltime professional artist ever since.

Currently Elizabeth is concentrating on working with watercolours and acrylic inks to create impressionist-style landscapes using lively brushwork and dynamic colour combinations. She also loves painting floral arrangements in a loose, semi-abstract style. Over the years she has worked in oils, acrylics and watercolours, and striven to develop her techniques in all media to widen the scope of her painting.

Elizabeth travels around the south of England doing art demonstrations and workshops to art groups, as well as running workshops and courses for all levels of ability near her studio in Berkshire. She loves to see how her students' artistic journeys develop, from early nervous beginnings to proud artistic accomplishments.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 8 Jul - 12 Jul

WK 2 15 Jul - 19 Jul

WK 3 22 Jul - 26 Jul

WK 4 29 Jul - 2 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM