- Session: June 1st – 22nd
- Day: Thursdays (4 wks) series
- Time: 9:30 – 12pm
- Instructor: Rodger Garbutt
- Skill Level: Beginners-Intermediate
- Cost: $200
It is better to use less than more colours. We will explore this medium with reference of lots of example landscape, seascape, urban and rural compositions. Will discuss colour theory and texture. Please bring with you Plenty of their own photos or sketches to work from. Homework is set for each week to help you practice and expand on the concepts learned in class. Bring with you the watercolours and materials that you have, The first class we will work with the materials you have and then give you suggestions for what would work well for your works.
Instructor – Rodger Garbutt
Traditional watercolour is based on Light to Dark washes of colour. I like to discard some of this in favour of a more direct application after establishing a firm well thought out drawn design. The traditional often becomes muddy due to the build up of layers. I like to work on dry paper, and colour directly on the paper. I don’t try to imitate nature, I emphasize mood and motion. Working quickly doesn’t mean in a messy manner. You have to have a well thought out design before hand. This in turn helps me to do “less rather than more”. I love watercolour and if you love, you succeed.
Art Instructor, Adult Education – Victoria and Sidney BC (1997-Current)
Art Instructor, Art World 2004-2005
Art Instructor, Adult Education – Saanich School District, BC (1970-1997)
Art Instructor – Claremont Secondary School, Saanich, BC (1970-1997)
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British born artist Bryony Wynne-Jones is influenced by the great tradition of botanical art in the UK.Bryony paints what she loves and she also loves to paint and to impart that joy to her students. Her statement could be simply to say that she adores nature and all of its miraculous detail, form function, and variety. The fact that it is always accessible and perfect in its way. She enjoys the challenge to represent it in many different applications with watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil.
The choices of portraying nature in different ways is vast. Dare to evolve and when in doubt do. She does not limit her style and knows that some subjects lend themselves to a different interpretation. all-in-all let it flow. Never block the excitement by worrying about anyone else’s opinion. Art is personal; let Your person shine through.