Creating Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolours

Creating Mood and Atmosphere in Watercolours


Tutor: George Boyter

Date Available: 

  • 16 - 17 July

2 day course: 10am - 4pm

The course will allow you to become more ambitious with your watercolours by revealing advanced techniques used by professional artists.

You will start with a recap of some of the most fundamental watercolour techniques - the important aspects of The Wash, The Wet-in-Wet phase and Dry Brushwork. You shall then examine painting with the light and against the light to achieve magical Mood and Atmosphere. Alongside this, you will identify Focal Points necessary for impactful composition and enhance it by using tonal values and Warm versus Cool colours to give maximum impact.

By the end of the course, participants will have produced a minimum of 2 complete paintings. You will have developed an understanding of how to treat foreground, middle ground and background, the correct pigment to water ratio to create all important lost and found edges and how to plan and create more atmospheric paintings.

What to bring;

Students will be required to bring professional watercolour tube paints according to a specific palette of 10 core colours as advised by the tutor as well as Saunders Waterford 300gsm Rough Paper 12”x16” in Block Format. A full materials list will be sent out prior to the course.

Material fee:

No material fee will be required for this course. 

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