Two Ways to Paint a Watercolour

Course: Two Ways to Paint a Watercolour
Tutor: David Chandler
Start Date: 14th March 2020
Start Time: 9.45am
End Time: 4.00pm
Fee: £56.00 What's included?

Where does the rainbow go when we try to put it onto the paper? Why do all those lovely colours, that look so bright in our box, turn to mud the moment we set to work? In this practical, one-day course, we look briefly at the science behind the problem before exploring two different colour concepts that will help us gain control of our paintbox. Many of us will have heard of the concept of colour harmony and the rule of simultaneous contrast, but perhaps have never applied them to our art, because we didn’t know how. With examples from the Tate Archive, David will demonstrate how these principles can be put in practise to give our work the brightness and vibrancy we’ve always wanted. All comers are welcome, but absolute beginners in watercolour will experience a steep learning curve.

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David Chandler

David Chandler

David Chandler's weekly art classes have been running for fifteen years and are attended by more than eighty students. He has lectured and demonstrated to art societies and groups throughout the UK and has been leading painting courses in France, Italy and Switzerland since 1999. He has painted on Channel 4, TSW and HTV and is the author and presenter of two DVD tutorials for watercolourists. In 2011, he co-founded Frome Community Education, a Community Interest Company that delivers over forty different leisure courses and workshops to adult learners in the Frome area, attracting nearly seven hundred enrolments during its first year. In 2012, he was a finalist in the Holburne Portrait Prize for artists in the Southwest. David is also the writer and presenter of SEEING THINGS, a monthly community radio programme about the visual arts for FromeFM. He co-wrote the Sony album PROMISED LAND in 1992 and previously wrote documentary for Channel 4 and biographical drama and comedy for BBC Radio. VIOLET PECK, his first venture into juvenile fiction, is available from the Kindle Store.

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