Thirteen members of the Rayleigh Art Group decided to join in this popular workshop with Brian Coppard. Some of us knew from the beginning that it would be a challenging evening as water colour is not everyone’s first choice of medium.
We all started with a stretched piece of paper and were given a choice of picture to work from. The idea was to only pick out part of the picture to paint and using the watercolours and then gouache to fade some of the painting out.
All the photos to be worked from either had a window box of flowers or a balcony again with flowers on. We were only to use 2 colours, the choice to be ours, then the flowers could be done in the relevant colours.
After a quick pencil sketch we set too and drew on the stretched paper then began to apply our paint, easy you may think. Well needless to say most of us will be trying again, so maybe not so easy.
The end result was good and we laid them all side by side for you all to see. It was a really good evening, plenty of concentration, then chat and laughter. An evening to enlist for if the opportunity arises again.
Some of the paintings produced
A big thank you to Brian, our very own President, always a great support to the club.
Report courtesy of Cathy Newton and Photo from Val Belverstone.