14th September - Tim Fisher
The Lively Line, Buildings and Landscape - Line and Wash
Tim is a leading artist, author and popular art tutor. Born in Leicestershire, England he became a professional in 2000, following a successful career in research for an international US company.
Whenever possible Tim collects his own reference material by observation, field sketches and photography. He loves the "language of line" and the ability to very rapidly sketch the scene en Plein air.
His ability to have empathy with his students has left him in popular demand with art societies for regular demonstrations and workshops where he is repeatedly asked back. He is a regular demonstrator for the Artist and Leisure Painter magazines at the Annual Patchings Art, Craft & Design event. He is also a successful author with three books currently in print by Search Press.
About the workshop
Learn how to develop scenes in line and wash in a rapid and lively manner working directly onto the paper surface with pen.
Tim will introduce you through demonstrations to the type of materials and drawing tools you could use to create a successful painting, as well as covering painting surfaces and the limited palette of colour you will need to work with.
This workshop is ideal for those who wish to explore new ways of working and thinking about the painting process. Tim has had many years of experience working this way and is generous in sharing his skills and knowledge with students of all abilities who attend the course.
Interspersed with hints tips and practical demonstrations throughout the day by Tim, we will be working with a variety of subject matter to allow participants to choose their own subject for freedom of expression.
What you need to bring to the workshop
Watercolour paper - Several sheets measuring approx. 11”x15” Bockingford 140lb NOT or a surface you are familiar with.
Synthetic round 8 & 14. (each must come to fine point)
Synthetic flat ¾”
Squirrel mop 6 (6mm ferrule)
Paint - Tim prefers tubed watercolour paint or full pans. (half pans can tend to damage brushes) He use the following Sennelier artist quality watercolours (nb. He has placed in brackets alternatives if you have difficulty sourcing these colours):
French Ultramarine blue
Venetian red (burnt Sienna)
Primary yellow (Windsor or another bright yellow)
French vermillion (alizarin)
Drawing board a little larger than the paper you’re working on
Watercolour equipment i.e. waterpot, palette, tape etc.
Fine waterproof fibre tipped drawing pen
White acrylic ink(optional)
White kitchen roll
Something to cover the table and floor