30th July Watercolour Seascapes with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA PRSMA FRSA
Using watercolour, gouache and moulding paste
with John Scott Martin NDD PPRBSA PRSMA FRSA
Saturday 30th July 2022
10am – 4pm
All abilities welcome
Learn how to paint a watercolour seascape and a marine scene with John Scott Martin, President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Spend an enjoyable day with John who is a keen sailor and passionate about the sea. Learn how to paint the sea in all its moods. Marine paintings often have a high percentage of sea and sky – and the sea is constantly changing its appearance and depth through the light reflections. During this workshop John will show you how to paint the sea and teach you various techniques. Also, how to place ships and boats on the surface of the sea. Experiment using moulding paste to bring in 3D texture. Learn how to add detail with gouache and how to paint freely using watercolour and horizontal brush strokes. The emphasis is to produce a series of watercolour sketches and learn how to tackle this beautiful and challenging subject matter.
About John Scott Martin
John is a practising painter and printmaker. He ended a long career in graphics, printing, photography and design management to return to his first love. He is well known for his images of Cornwall, the mining landscape and nautical scenes. He is inspired by classic yachts, sailing barges and ships – he works in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels and inks and exhibits with no less than ten galleries. John is a past President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He occasionally writes for The Artist magazine and is the newly appointed President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.
Recommended materials list:
John favours Winsor & Newton watercolours and gouache, but bring whatever you have and purchase any extra colours in our shop. His suggested palette for marine painting is: Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue, Payne’s Grey, any Yellow (to mix greens) Permanent White gouache. https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/winsor-newton-watercolours-individual-colours-in-5ml-tubes.ir
Gouache: We sell single tubes or sets at Pegasus Art. https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/designer-gouache-14ml-tube.ir
You will only need one or two sheets of paper to paint on – 210gsm or similar, smooth and as white as possible.
John suggests A3 size, but you could go for A4 if you wanted. Here are some suggestions from our shop:
Fabriano 5 Liscia, size A1 (we can cut it in half for you) £1.85 per sheet. 210gsm, smooth surface:
We also have packs of paper that are slightly bigger than A4 (quarter imperial sheets). Fabriano Artistico Hot pressed 200gsm 38 x 28cm 10 sheets for £8.60. Great for taking home with you for future paintings.
Brushes: Bring the brushes you already have and John suggests the following -
Sizes 2 and 4 round watercolour brush (can be synthetic) and a flat size 7. https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/painting-brushes-watercolour-paint-brushes.irc
- Palette or suitable plate https://www.pegasusart.co.uk/jakar-daisy-shape-porcelain-palette-15cms-diametre.ir
-Pencil and sketchbook – any size.
- Please bring good quality seascape images with you.
- John will bring the moulding paste.
- Lunch! Please bring a packed lunch, water, a flask of tea and coffee with you as we cannot provide refreshments at the moment due to Covid restrictions.
- All students receive an extra 5% off in our extensive mill shop.
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