Watercolour Still Life – Session One
In this first session you will be introduced to the basic tools and equipment required. You’ll learn what paints you need to get started, how to choose watercolour paper and what brushes are most suited to watercolour techniques. You’ll be encouraged to get to know your paints and papers and start a swatch book of samples. If you already have art supplies we’d encourage you to start with what you have and add to them only if necessary as you progress through the sessions.
Then we’ll dive right in and start by painting a piece of fruit. This will help us understand how to mix the colours and paint the shadows and highlights. A great way to experiment and gain confidence in controlling simple washes.
In the first session we'll take a look at the materials and equipment you need to get started with watercolour painting, talk about the colours you might choose in your palette, different papers and brushes, then we'll jump straight in and paint a piece of fruit.