2. NO STONE UNTURNED – Watercolour
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In this workshop we are not only going to look at various painting methods and techniques, but also investigate the process of exploring and expanding on a theme. We will select a subject or theme, then, through sketches, thumbnails and small watercolours, work our way towards finishing at least one major, full sheet work. I will supply a variety of different subject packages, students will choose a package then explore all possibilities, starting with sketches, small works using different techniques, then moving on to larger paintings based on the experience gained and approaches explored. I will be advising, assisting and demonstrating techniques and approaches as required. Not only will we be learning new techniques, we will also discover ways to manipulate, edit, rearrange and expand on a subject. By creating a series of paintings we will go way beyond what can be achieved with a single work. We will work hard and have a lot of fun. This workshop requires a basic knowledge and proficiency with watercolour and is suitable for intermediate to advanced students, 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. Lovett’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 is reflected in his work. Since commencing his career John has held over thirty five solo exhibitions and taken part in many joint ones. He teaches regularly in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia – His knowledge, enthusiasm and relaxed, easy going approach make his classes extremely informative and 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, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and 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 985-483-229-5 A Series of 10 minute Watercolour Instruction DVD’s – in association with International Artist magazine. Splashing Paint – a 2 hour instructional DVD. For more information visit http://www.johnlovett.com or http://johnlovettwaterworkshop.com