June | One Day | Flower, Landscape & Animal Watercolours | Anne McLeod

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June | One Day | Flower, Landscape & Animal Watercolours | Anne McLeod


Saturday 29th June

10am - 4pm

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About This Workshop

This One Day Watercolour Workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities, from beginners to those with more experience in the medium of watercolour.

Over the course of the day students will complete three small studies/paintings, using them to practice a number of fundamental watercolour skills: mixing washes, painting wet enough, reserving the white of the paper, wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry, as well as learning to use the negative space for your painting.

Anne will do stage-by-stage demonstration as the class progresses so that students may observe her working before completing each stage themselves.

The subjects for this course will include sky and mountain landscapes, studies of nasturtiums and a donkey.

About Anne

'a technically exacting watercolourist...known for her landscape, plant, floral, and animal studies. Beyond her sound sense of colour, her watercolour compositions are complex arrangements of light and shade, tonal schemes in which the white of the paper is saved for "the cleanest highlights", requiring great forethought and precision.’

- Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times Visual Art Critic and Contributor

Anne McLeod grew up in the English Lake District but has lived mostly in rural Ireland, first in Co. Limerick, and since 1991 in Co. Wexford. Self-taught as an artist, she found her own way with watercolours, discovering for herself its many techniques, thereby creating an individual style and approach. She began painting professionally 30 years ago in Australia where the extraordinary effects of light and shade stirred a painterly instinct in her. She is inspired by a love of her Irish home, with its hills and lanes, its flowers, and its farm animals.

Anne McLeod was elected to the Watercolour Society of Ireland in 2000, receiving their Dart Award and O’Sullivan Graphics Award at subsequent exhibitions. She exhibits extensively nationwide and her work is in many public and corporate collections. Anne’s work will be on exhibit as part of the 2019 Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition.

If you would like to see examples of her work please click here to a link for Anne's website.

Materials Required

  • 200lb watercolour paper (140lb will do but is not ideal)

  • Watercolour brushes: at least one large (No. 10?) and one smaller (No. 6?)

  • Selection of water colour paints in tubes: Sap Green, Prussian Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Paynes Grey

  • Schools mixing palette (i.e Enot the standard watercolour palette but the children's one with 6 large round wells)

  • Soft pencil 2B or 3B and eraser

  • Kitchen roll

  • Jam jar