This intensive is an opportunity to paint from direct observation and invention whilst exploring the techniques used by Andrew Wyeth and Joseph Turner, as well as new directions and techniques of watercolour. Previous experience using watercolours is required to enrol in the intensive.
* Watercolour for Chroma and Tonal Value.
* Colour Relationships.
* Traditional compositional dynamics.
* Watercolour Glazing.
* Wet into wet, dry brush, lift out.
* Colour mixing for perfect pitch.
* Space and light.
Each morning is devoted to a series of explorations leading to independent work to gain greater insight into how to use watercolor more effectively.
In the all day workshop participants make direct ‘plein air’, one-sitting paintings in the morning and in the afternoon work in the studio to develop a more individual and sustained work exploring new and traditional directions and techniques.
Steps and stages will be discussed followed by critique, analysis, discussions and slide talks.
The Goal. The overall goal for this workshop is to advance and energized
your sense of direction for using watercolour, individually, to express your observations, perceptions and ideas according to your personal aims.
Individual critique and group discussion in a serious (but fun) and supportive atmosphere.
This intensive is for intermediate and advanced level students
David Ryan MA. BFA. Grad.Dip.Edu.
David is a traditionally trained full time professional artist and former senior lecturer in art at RMIT University, Melbourne. With over two decades of teaching experience and over 21 solo exhibitions and over 31 curated group exhibitions in New Zealand, Australia and Europe including the Australian National Gallery, and the National Galleries of Victoria and NSW.
A selection of his work can be seen at www.whitespace.co.nz
"David Ryans landscapes in watercolour are marvellous things. The technique that creates them is mysterious and amazing. It is equally capable of catching the tumultuous rush of water, wind-driven clouds or a bare face of rock. These paintings have something of the atmosphere of Turner's alpine watercolours and the handling is as fascinating as the intricate work of a confident abstract expressionist." TJ McNamara NZ Herald Auckland 2011
The course will be taught over 3 mornings and a full day:
Date: Tuesday 6, 13 20 June 10 - 12.30
Tuesday 27 June 10 - 4
Venue: 31 Mount Street Nelson
Morning tea will be provided for the morning sessions
Morning and afternoon teas provided for the full day, BYO Lunch
A Materials List will be supplied on enrolment.
For further information and enrolements contact Jo on firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 03 546 6791