Category Archives: Medium
A demonstration by Paul Talbot Greaves in watercolour of a Pennine scene.
Initial sketch from photograph
Pallet of strong watercolours, including dark green, violet and black.
Bright green sunlit grass. Background hills and basic cows shapes.
Violet as first stage of establishing dark wall and shadows. Clear water splashes.
Wall shaped at top with black. Wall and shadow darkened further. Cows coloured.
Distant field colours refined. Horizon and edges of green shadow softened.
Unfinished painting at end of demonstration.
Samples of watercolour painting by Paul Talbot Greaves (under plastic covers)
A demonstration of pen sketch and watercolour wash by David Newbould
Sketch using brown felt tip pens
Trees created from dark scribble and light quarter tone using depleted pen
Stonework added at edges and slates with broken lines
Colour washes applied to sky and trees. The ink proved to be not permanent! Pink edges!
Multiple colour washes applied and green pastel to cover unwanted pink. Finished painting
Sample paintings displayed by David Newbould
Bruce Mulcahy gave a demonstration using artist quality acrylic, applied with a fairly small white nylon brush, on 200lb cold pressed Bockingford watercolour paper with a slightly rough random texture.
Bruce sketched the position of the main shapes from the photograph of boats in Staithes beck. He established the dark areas with a “black” made from cobalt blue and burnt umber.
Bruce, working from dark to light, painted the similar areas of colour across the scene, creating a unified painting.
Bruce worked through the painting methodically adding the larger areas, a light cobalt blue sky, grass and light sand.
In the short time available, Bruce added detail to the houses and painted the boats.
Painting at end of demonstration, needing an hour or so to refine.
Landscape demonstration in oil paint on board. The board was covered in a thin coat of Liquin so that the oil paint will spread without added turps or thinners and for quicker drying time.
The board was prepared with a basecoat of burnt umber acrylic so that some could be allowed to show through to brighten and unify the painting.
Jeremy applied the oil directly with small flat nylon brushes in a short multi directional strokes.
Darker blues dabbed in with narrow brush.
Dark mountains and terrain added and then Jeremy softened the clouds by dusting with a soft bristle brush, removing hard edges.
Jeremy applied some creamy white dabs on the clouds, soften the edges and then applied a near white with a small pallet knife, then soften those cloud edges.
Painting at the end of the demonstration.
Palette and brushes
A selection of paintings displayed by Jeremy Taylor during a demonstration at Farsley Art Club.