Janet is a popular and inspiring teacher working in watercolour and mixed media.
When painting in watercolour it is easy to work too tightly, Janet helps students to loosen up in their technique using big brushes, sticks and feathers to apply paint and to try various drawing media which can be worked into wet watercolour.
Workshops usually start with big tonal drawings using charcoal or conte crayon.
Teaching is through a mixture of demonstrations and individual tuition making theses courses suitable for all abilities. Janet will encourage you to develop your own style.
We usually look at composition, and the use of tone: getting darks dark enough is often a problem in Watercolour. Janet will encourage you to start working with a limited palette to get to know a few colours really well, but also to try unusual colour combinations.
Janet prefers to use artists quality tube colour to get rich juicy washes. A list of recommended colours and an equipment list will be sent to you on booking. For all courses all equipment and materials can be provided for an extra £20, please ask for this when you make your booking.
Contact Janet to be added to her mailing list to be the first to hear about new courses.
She is also able to offer demonstrations and workshops to local art groups, contact Janet for more information.
Dates for 2019
March 18-20 Trebah Garden
April 1-3 Mullion Cove Hotel
May 10-12 RHS Rosemoor, Devon
June 10-12 Mullion Cove Hotel
August 9-11 RHS Rosemoor, Devon
September 9-11 Mullion Cove Hotel
October 7-9 Trebah Garden
November 4-6 Trebah Garden
March 2020 Budock Vean Hotel dates will be confirmed late 2019 www.budockvean.co.uk Tel: 01326 252 100
Painting the Seasons in Loose and Colourful Watercolour at Trebah Garden near Falmouth, Cornwall:
18-20 March 2019
7-9 October 2019
4-6 November 2019
Limited spaces still available, maximum 7 students on each course.
£180 for 3 days
Please contact me for full details and booking information.
In March there should still be Camellias, Magnolia and Daffodils but Rhododendrons and Azaleas might also be breaking into flower. In October and November the Hydrangeas will still be flowering in a more muted palette with a hint of Autumn colour creeping into the surrounding landscape.
Based in the Function Room at this stunning garden on the banks of the Helford river, there are views down the garden to the river and the hills beyond.
Students will have the opportunity to paint in the gardens or on the terrace, or from a colourful variety of still life subjects reflecting the seasons which always include flowers from the gardens and in autumn a veritable ‘harvest festival’ of fruit, squash and pumpkins.
RHS Rosemoor in Devon
Late Spring Colour in Loose Watercolour 10-12 May 2019
Suitable for all abilities.
£170 for RHS members, £206 for non members
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The Colours of Summer in Loose Watercolour 9-11 August 2019
Coastal Landscapes, Watercolour and Mixed Media workshops
11-13 June and 10-12 September 2018 – space available on both courses
At the Mullion Cove Hotel
Watercolour is the perfect medium for painting the sea and coast and the Mullion Cove Hotel is in the perfect position to be able to do this, situated right above this stunning coast and harbour.
At any time of year you might be able to work outside either to make a quick sketch or completed painting. The Studio is a large light room perfect if the weather is bad or you prefer to work inside.
Janet will start with exercises to help you loosen up and experiment with different ways to depict the transparent sea, stunning skies and rugged cliffs of this stretch of coast.
Janet often uses conte crayon (hard pastel) or other drawing media especially when working outside. You will have a chance to experiment with these media and a variety of different brushes, tools and techniques.
You will be helped and encouraged to develop your own painting interests and style. There will be a mixture of demonstrations and individual tuition making this course suitable for all abilities except the absolute beginner. An equipment list will be sent on receipt of your booking.
Refreshments and delicious lunches will be available in the hotel.
This course is not residential but you can contact the hotel directly to enquire about staying.
www.mullion-cove.co.uk 01326 240328
£160 for 3 days, maximum 8 students Meet for coffee from 10am, painting 10.30-4pm daily.
Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a booking form.