Painting Demonstrations/Workshops

Louise Walker BA hons. PTLLS.

 

I worked in the television and film industry for 40 years as a costume designer and that has affected the way I practise. I come from the stand point of light, composition, depth of field, contrast and distilling the scene. I work using photography, sketches and working "en plain air", and the same principles apply whether working in oils, acrylics, pastels, or water colour, in fact any medium. So this discussion applies to both workshops.

 

Water Colour Floral Workshop

 

I demonstrate the different use of papers, brushes and techniques and how I have adapted these for floral works. Those attending a floral workshop can bring their own material to paint or work from a photograph, and for those beginners we can trace an image for them to work from. To give confidence and get started. The work we produce is normally tighter and more detailed than the Landscape workshop.

 

Landscape Workshop

 

I demonstrate the different use of papers , brushes and techniques and how I have adapted these for landscape work. This is a looser way of painting techniques and involves the principles mentioned in the first paragraph, using water colour, with a broader, looser approach. The pupils will find they can use this approach for any subject matter, and if in the summer pupils felt they wanted to paint “en plain air” they have a basis to start or continue from.

 

 

Black Tulip RT2