Abstract Watercolour Flowers open for Early Bird Registration!

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When I posted my watercolour flower paintings recently, the response I received was so awesome that I simply had to make it into a course to teach you all the techniques!

So I’m very pleased to let you know that registration for Abstract Watercolour Flowers is now OPEN! And currently you can get the discounted Early Bird price!

Class starts 1 May & there are limited spots available.

REGISTER NOW!

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Watercolours are a wonderfully dreamy medium, but they can be intimidating to use. In the process that I will be teaching you we will be working with the wonderful properties of watercolours (rather than against them).It will be a process of discovery, of letting go, of playing and seeing what emerges.

I can’t wait to jump in and I hope you will join me!


short video about why I decided to create this course and why I love watercolour so much

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What Will You Learn?

  • Understanding your watercolour paints
  • Playing with water & colour
  • Intuitive & playful approach
  • Wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques
  • Creating simple watercolour portraits
  • Watercolour layering techniques
  • Using mixed media along with watercolour
  • Creating drips & splatters
  • Beginner friendly

At the end of this course you will have 3 finished pieces of your own watercolour art! (I bet you will want to frame them!)

Abstract Watercolour Flowers Course

We will play with the wonderful properties of watercolours, dripping, swirling, splashing, splattering

Abstract Watercolour Flowers Course

We will create a wonderful dreamy portrait and I will teach you the steps to sketch a simple portrait and then a layering shading technique

Abstract Watercolour Flowers Course

I will encourage you to use colour combinations that speak to you. These are my ‘Gothic Flowers’

Ready to dive in?

REGISTER YOUR SPOT!

I can’t wait to teach you these techniques and share the absolute joy of working with watercolours. I really hope you will join me! See you in class!

Instagram Mashup – Watercoloury Experimentations

I’m pretty active over on Instagram (come follow me!) so once a month I’m sharing with you the work I feel most excited about!

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m not very much into watersoluble media. I’m a total acrylics lover yo. However, with the summer approaching and generally being out of the house more, I really felt I should have a proper try at watercolours. They’re much more portable, less messy and I should be able to take them on the plane no problem (going to Greece this weekend!).

IMG_6587I’m using a lovely Schmincke set based on a colour palette put together by the effervescent Jane Davenport.

Firstly let me say: holy shit batman, ARTIST QUALITY WATERCOLOURS! Such a big difference to cheaper ones in terms of how they mix with water, how it feels to apply them to the page and the vibrancy of the colours. I feel a bit torn saying this, because I do love encouraging you to use what you can afford and not let supplies be a barrier to entry. But anyway you could always drop subtle hints that a small set of these would be the perfect thing for an upcoming birthday or Christmas….

Full disclosure: I haven’t really got a clue how to use watercolours. I don’t know the techniques. But I did figure it was probably just adding water.. right? I’ve found it challenging, but also fun! It’s not about blending things to buggery like you do with acrylics.

Top tips:

  • Use water brushes like Pentel Aquabrush
  • Use a small spray bottle with water to spray directly onto the palette
  • Work in a watercolour journal. I’m using Stillman & Birn Zeta series
  • Work anywhere! It’s super portable

So, my first forays into using watercolours, let me show you them!

Experimenting with #watercolour in my Stillman and Birn journal. #artjournaling #arteveryday #artstagram #irisimpressionsart

Experimenting with #watercolour in my Stillman and Birn journal. #artjournaling #arteveryday #artstagram #irisimpressionsart

Date night, Greek food & art journaling! #artjournal #artjournaling #watercolour #irisimpressionsart

Date night, Greek food & art journaling! #artjournal #artjournaling #watercolour #irisimpressionsart

Expression. Art is my life! #artjournaling #artjournal #watercolour #stillmanandbirn #intuitiveart #irisimpressionsart

Expression. Art is my life! #artjournaling #artjournal #watercolour #stillmanandbirn #intuitiveart #irisimpressionsart

Closer view of my art journaling from today while out &  about with the family. #artjournal #watercolour #instaartists #irisimpressionsart

Closer view of my art journaling from today while out & about with the family. #artjournal #watercolour #instaartists #irisimpressionsart

Practice with #watercolour it's growing on me but I feel I have a lot if technique to learn! #artjournal #arteveryday #artoninstagram #mixedmedia #irisimpressionsart

Practice with #watercolour it’s growing on me but I feel I have a lot if technique to learn! #artjournal #arteveryday #artoninstagram #mixedmedia #irisimpressionsart

Bit different than what I usually do. Just playing with my watercolours while watching OITNB. #watercolour #artjournal #stillmanandbirn #artstagram #100faces #irisimpressionsart

Bit different than what I usually do. Just playing with my watercolours while watching OITNB. #watercolour #artjournal #stillmanandbirn #artstagram #100faces #irisimpressionsart

Have you used watercolours? What do you think of them? Be sure to let me know in the comments!