1st and 3rd Wednesday (February to November)
Arrive at 9.15am to start at 9.30am. Finish at 12.30pm
Studio 2, Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre.
Cost $25.00 per week.
Bookings are essential.
Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre provides plenty of convenient parking and disability access.
The 2021 Calendar of Events can be downloaded
Attendees must follow the COVID-19 Safety Plan to maintain a safe and creative environment.
- Book and pay in advance. No refunds.
- Send a text message to Marlene on 0409666709 to book your place and pay $25 in advance by direct deposit.
- BSB 062 544 Account number: 28022569, Account Name: Central Coast Art Society. Under Description or Payee Reference please use the code WS followed by your surname and initial (e.g. Bob Brown = WSBrownB)
Florals in Watercolour with Cheryl Bruce
Wednesday 3 and 17 March
Bookings close 24 February and 10 March
Examples of Cheryl’s artwork, not necessarily what she will paint at the workshop
Boards and masking tape – you will need a sealed board a little bigger than your paper.
Watercolour Paper – allow 2 sheets per day workshop – ¼ sheet or A3. Good quality paper please for these techniques to work well – Arches or Saunders Waterford are preferable, medium or smooth/hot pressed.
Paints – *Ultramarine Blue, *Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, *Rose Madder Genuine and/or Alizarin Crimson, *Naples Yellow, *Cad Yellow, *Brown Madder, *Cadmium Red Light, Raw Sienna or *Yellow Ochre, *Indigo, Neutral Tint, *Cobalt Turquoise, Windsor or lemon yellow or Aureolin (cool yellow), Cad Yellow Deep or Indian Yellow.
Art Spectrum White Gouache – please note White Gouache is not the same as Chinese White.
This is my general palette, don’t feel that you have to go out and purchase all of these colours, but please ensure you have a warm and cool blue, a primary yellow, a pink and a red, and some darks & earth colours. If you are starting out selecting colours, I have put an * next to the ones I use the most. Most colours I use Windsor & Newton.
As we will be painting flowers if you have other pinks and yellows, please bring those along.
Script liner brush script liners are long, and not too fine – I like quite a thickish script -#6.
Sables or squirrel brushes are best for watercolour – at least up to number 10 or 12.
Plus a larger mop brush. If new to watercolour please ask for assistance in the art store. Please don’t buy white hog hair bristle brushes as they are for oil.
In most paintings I use a large mop, a hake, rekab 900E and some Chinese brushes (BW170) that are my new favourites.
Paper towel (very important that is absorbent brand),
Pencils – B or 2B, & kneadable eraser,
Divided water-well or two water containers,
Water spritzer, and hair dryer (not essential that everyone brings one)
Old painting towel & a couple of washers or rags.
Plastic palette – the type of palette is very important for successful watercolours. Flat plastic or ceramic plates are not very successful. Tiny, outdoor painting palettes, or flat plate also will not give enough mixing space.
Watercolour on Canvas with Judith Hoste
Wednesday 7 and 21 April
Bookings close 31 March and 14 April
1st Week Seagull resting on a boat canopy
Colours: Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Sap or a Warm Green, Paynes Grey or Neutral Tint, Alizarin Crimson or a Cool Red, Burnt Umber.
Close as possible to the above or what you have.
A Palette with a few large wells (in white)
Brushes: Usual watercolour brushes…. Include sizes 1, 4, 8, 10 in rounds. 1/2” or 1” flat. Bring what brushes you have. I work with Taklon brushes, they are synthetic hair.
Tissues. 2 Water Jars.
Graphite pencil/HB or H or a Blue Watercolour Pencil – or drawing up.
Watercolour Canvas Board size 8” x 10”. 1 Board for each workshop.
I use the Semco brand which I purchase at Spotlight. I will have some on hand if you have trouble sourcing them, for you to purchase – a cost of $4.50.
Watercolour Canvas Stretchers are also available at Spotlight, a bit more expensive.
You can work on those if you wish.
Colours will work for both workshops.
When painting is completed and dry, use a Gloss Varnish Spray to seal the surface. I will have a can with me.
2nd Week Birch trees. Working the Negative Space (First)