Imagine this scenario: a feeling of despondency starting the week saying, ‘I can’t draw to save my life’…. or ‘I wasn’t born with this skill’ … to the sense of achievement, fulfilment and exhilaration by the end of the week when you discover that you can. Most students just need encouragement. Drawing, of course, is fundamental to all painting skills like the skeletal frame is to the human body. Painting is drawing with a brush!
It was entertaining and motivating. Not a minute was wasted. So much drawing, painting and learning were covered in the 5 days. Malcolm’s approach to painting in watercolour, particularly involving the drawing and getting the tone right, were very inspiring.
I loved every minute of it and believe that I now have a much better understanding of not just painting watercolour, but also composing a picture, drawing and the whole process of completing a successful artwork that I am pleased with. Diane