Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Painting in the Lake District

Here I am demonstrating Bluebells and Silver Birch with watercolours, in the studio at the Glenthorne. We use the studio quite a bit on my courses, usually having a chat in the morning about painting ideas, before we head off on location, there are some lovely secret hideouts about ten minutes away. 

Walking down the quiet lanes looking for something wonderful to paint. Light on the fells, an old lakeland cottage, a gushing waterfall or maybe the hidden stepping stones with the Kingfisher dashing brightly by. 

After a few magical hours we might head back to the studio. A hot drink is the first call and then settle down to some serious painting or just pick up lots of handy tips.
By the way, Can you see the masking tape ? I use tape probably much more than masking fluid, I tear it into many different shapes and use it like a stencil ? I got the idea after watching Maitisse tear strips of paper into negative and also positive shapes. B &Q is just fine, just make sure it's low tack.
I use Arches paper mostly and find this is great with masking tape, Bocking ford can tear more easily.

I have a few places left on the following courses with Single and Double ensuite rooms, groups are small but painting at Grasmere is fantastic,  why not come along.

Fabulous flowers in watercolours  Monday 21st to Thursday 24th March £395.00

Bluebells and Rydal water in watercolour and Pastel Monday 8th to 11th May

Summer Watercolours Monday 7th to Thursday  10th August £395.00

 All courses include, Breakfast and all meals.

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