- April 7, 2021 - April 11, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
John Lovett, Queensland. Watercolour.
For this workshop we will simplify our subject into several interesting shapes then, depending on the subject, decide on a colour arrangement to reinforce it. Over this arrangement we will impose various textures to add interest and complexity to the painting.
This sounds like a simple formula, and it is, but its impact on what we produce can be dramatic. We will use watercolour, gesso, gouache, ink and charcoal to build up loose, evocative surfaces that suggest rather than over describe. I will do at least 2 demonstration paintings each day, then come around and assist students. We will work hard, have a lot of fun and push our painting into interesting new areas.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels 18 Years and over.
Australian artist, John Lovett was born in Cooma, NSW, in 1953. He studied at the National Art School, Newcastle, and has been painting professionally since 1979. He has held over 40 solo exhibitions and participated in numerous mixed exhibitions. John’s work possesses an emotive power and vitality that is enhanced by his use of light, colour and strong sense of design. He travels extensively throughout Australia and overseas and his love of the landscape, people and environment are reflected in his work. John conducts workshops in Australia, Europe, The United States, Canada and Asia. His knowledge, enthusiasm and relaxed approach make his workshops very popular. His articles and paintings are regularly featured in “International Artist” and “Australian Artist” magazines. John’s work is represented in private and corporate collections in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and the USA. Publications include John Lovett’s Textures, Techniques and Special Effects for watercolour. Publisher—International Artist ISBN 978-0-615-69243-2 Watercolour for the Fun of It—Getting Started Publisher – Northlight Books. ISBN 985-483-229-5A Series of 10-minute Watercolour Instruction DVDs—in association with International Artist magazine. Splashing Paint—a 2-hour instructional DVD.
Venue: Grafton High School