13th July - Gill Denbigh
Embracing the Negative - Watercolour
About the workshop
The word negative generally implies a cup half empty association with whatever it concerns. However, when used in an artistic sense, it can turn your artworks into exciting and vibrant works filled with atmosphere and light. This workshop in watercolour will use a combination of negative and positive painting techniques as well as combining a part loose, part detailed style to bring your paintings to life. Gill's working ethos is to relax and have fun whilst painting , as well as knowing when to dig in and battle through the difficult parts (and we all experience those!)
The workshop is suitable for all levels and employing the use of negative painting technique is a skill which can enhance many areas of creative media.
Workshop subject matter
The workshop will be plant based, so feel free to bring along flowers or foliage from your garden if you have it. Gill will bring extra on the day. If you prefer still life objects then please bring a selection of your choice along and we will incorporate them into the theme.
What you need to bring to the workshop
Watercolour paper > minimum size A4. One sheet to be stretched plus three of four loose practice sheets
Watercolour paints > should be artists quality and preferably transparent colours. Gill generally restricts her palette to 3-5 colours per work
Watercolour brushes > one large, one medium and one small
Two water containers
Something to cover the table and floor