Beginners and more experienced artists have the opportunity to learn how to paint these puffins.
Course participants will work with acrylic paints to build a realistic bird painting following step-by-step tuition. They will learn how to paint feathers while also depicting light and shade, and how to paint birds’ eyes, beaks and complementary backgrounds too. Everyone will receive an ample amount of one-to-one time over the course of the day.
Please bring along the following:
- A selection of acrylic paints, System 3 are a good student quality. I recommend the following colours: Titanium white, ultramarine blue, yellow ochre, cadmium yellow, burnt sienna, crimson, cadmium red and burnt umber.
- A range of brushes for acrylic paints: 1inch flat, 1/2inch flat and a small round for fine detail. Pro-arte or System 3 are good quality brushes and relatively inexpensive.
- Two sheets of A3 watercolour paper or cartridge paper (it’s cheaper to buy an A2 sheet and cut it in half rather than buy an A3 pad).
- A permanent black marker.
- A 2B pencil and an eraser.
- A palette.
- A water container.
- A roll of masking tape.
- Kitchen roll
- Newspaper to cover the table.
The price of this workshop is £22 and this includes tea or coffee. To book a place please contact Barton Grange Garden Centre: Tel 01995 642980
To see examples of Graham’s bird paintings visit his website at: www.grahamloweartist.com