BLOOD FROM STONE –WATERCOLOUR
You will learn how to get more from your subject by editing, adjusting and looking beyond the obvious.
In this workshop, we will carefully examine our subjects before manipulating them with a series of thumbnail sketches. Our aim is to go beyond merely reproducing our subject and to extract maximum impact through carefully considered composition and design. We will examine a number of different watercolour techniques and also incorporate gouache gesso ink and charcoal into our paintings. We will work on a range of sizes from small thumbnails to full sheet paintings. The tutor will supply subjects, but you can work on your own related material if you wish. There will be at least two demonstration paintings each day and the tutor will come around and give advice and assistance to all students. 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, 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, Watercolor 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.