Watercolour weekend: tricks for trees, woodlands & meadows - OPEN Ealing

Watercolour weekend: tricks for trees, woodlands & meadows


Saturday 2nd June 2018 -
Sunday 3rd June 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Orchard Cafe,
Singapore Road, W13 0EP

Watercolour weekend

tricks for trees, woodlands and meadows



Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June

11am – 3pm


If you thought watercolour was just a very traditional, boring painting process, think again…


Today, thanks to the vast range of materials and techniques available, the possibilities with watercolour are vast. This weekend course will show you how to experiment with different mediums and brushes as well as teaching you exciting – and slightly unpredictable! – techniques such as wet-into-wet painting.


We will focus on creating beautiful paintings of trees, woodlands and meadows. Learn what colour mixes work for bark, branches and leaves and build up a painting of a lovely bluebell wood. We will also loosen up your watercolour technique by learning how to paint colourful meadows popping with vibrant poppies. A refreshing break from the tightness and control needed for many types of watercolour painting!



Skills/Techniques Covered

  • Measured drawing skills
  • Understanding tone and colour
  • Colour mixing
  • Working with a variety of brushes
  • Using a variety of exciting watercolour techniques, including washes and wet-into-wet
  • Learn how to successfully manipulate masking fluid to add much-needed contrast to your paintings. You will also be introduced to the tools needed to apply this medium successfully to your paintings.


Materials: Basic materials will be provided and Jessica advises what to buy if you want to invest and extend your personal range of equipment and materials.
The course fee also includes morning coffee, tea and croissants on arrival



About the Tutor

Jessica Rose worked as a newspaper journalist and for the BBC for over a decade before becoming a full time artist.
She works as both a painter and printmaker in media including watercolour, etching and linocut.She holds classes in her home/studio in Ealing and teaches workshops at colleges and art clubs.
Jessica exhibits regularly in both solo and group shows and produces commissions ranging from architectural and landscape paintings for stately homes to pet portraits. To see her pictures please visit jessicaroseartist.co.uk.


Bookings are closed for this event.