I've decided to spend the next year getting to know watercolour as it's a medium I've had very little experience of so what better way to get acquainted. I spent a year doing acrylic paintings of Liverpool, and a year doing oil still life, so time to give watercolour a bash and study the work of the masters like Sargent.
Working at the Cape with The Brisons on the horizon
Tuesday’s lesson will see us working in the style of the
Cornish painter Kurt Jackson.
The painting is of The Brisons just off Cape Cornwall.
We will work in a combination of oil and watercolour
styles. The lesson is focused on making different marks and getting different textures
with the paint, so anything goes. I want you to concentrate on playing with the
paint and seeing what happens if...
Kurt Jackson usually works on his knee or lays out very
large canvas’ on the floor. We will block the canvas in standing at an angle
and use plenty of water with the paint. Don’t worry about the drips, try to let
yourself go and enjoy the paint.
For the second stage we will lay the canvas flat and work
within the shapes we have created using both watercolour and oil techniques.