This workshop aims to simplify some of the fundamental techniques of painting with watercolours and to achieve a sense of distance using tonal values, colours and shapes including composition. Demonstrations will be given throughout the day and students will aim to paint at least 3-4 landscape/harbour scenes in a day. References will be provided.
This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced students who will be encouraged to work fast, confidently.
SUGGESTED LIST OF MATERIALS: 3B pencil, kneadable rubber, watercolour palette with large enough mixing area compartments, 2 water containers, 1 roll toilet tissue, 1 old towel, 1 kitchen sponge, a painting board approx. A4 size and a small box/pencil case to prop up the board (about 45 degrees). * COLOURS (Artists Quality): Alizarin Crimson Permanent, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Sepia, Quinacridone Gold. OPTIONAL COLOURS: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, French Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Sap Green. * BRUSHES: Good quality eg. Squirrel brushes (Raphael) – Size 3 and Size 1; and 1 synthetic liner (size 2 or 4). * OR JUST BRING WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE. * PAPER 2 full sheets, 300 gram watercolour paper, medium texture (cold pressed). Suggested brands: Saunders-Waterford or Arches. Please cut into quarters.
Josefia is a Sydney artist whose work has been displayed in group exhibitions in Australia, Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and China. She has been inspired by the natural surroundings in Sydney and rural landscapes found on her trips. In the early 1990s, her first workshop at the Mitchell School of Creative Arts was instrumental in her decision to pursue a new career in art. After enrolling at the Julian Ashton Art School in 1996, she was awarded the Thea Proctor Scholarship and completed a Diploma of Fine Art in 1999. Josefia was elected a member of the AWI in 2004. She teaches watercolour classes/workshops, particularly at the Julian Ashton Art School. Her passion includes portraiture and figurative work in oils. BIBLIOGRAPHY Pinson, Peter, Campbell, Jean and Laverty, Peter, Australian Watercolour Institute: A Gallery of Australia’s Finest Watercolours. Phillip Mathews, Willoughby, 2006. Lemon, Josefia, “As far as the eye can see”, Australian Artist, No. 284, February 2008. Hoffmann, Tom, Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium,Watson-Guptill, New York, 2012. The Artists’ Book: Portrait Artists Australia – Ten Years, Portrait Artists Australia. Sydney, 2012. Linda van Nunen and David van Nunen, Australian Watercolour Institute, Brushes with History, Masters of Watercolour, The Beagle Press. Roseville, NSW 2015.