Watercolour Basics with Alan Ramachandran
Alan Ramachandran is a multi-award winner in his medium of watercolour.
Since migrating to Adelaide in 2007 he has won about 15 top awards and 60 combined awards. He has had 5 solo exhibitions and 4 group exhibitions. Being a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize was a highlight in 2002 and a finalist in the Pro Hart Landscape Art Prize 2017, Fleurieu Art Prize and Adelaide Hills Landscape Art Prize 2017.
Presently he conducts watercolour classes, workshops for art societies and art demonstrations at Rotary Art Shows, and Art Societies. Alan likes the free flow of the watercolour medium as he lays the washes onto the paper to create an atmospheric mood in the painting.
To enrol in Watercolour Basics, please contact the tutor liaison.
22 Jun 2022
7pm - 9.30pm
$95 Members; $135 Non-Members
Course Outline and Materials
For the 6 classes the weekly objective is:
week 1 ) exercises in understanding / controlling the medium.
week 2 ) composition / tonal value study in pencil / 2 colours
week 3 ) techniques for skies / trees / water reflections
week 4 ) choosing colours / painting the scene
For the next 2 sessions, you have to use the preparation steps to paint on your own with guidance from the tutor.
week 5 ) painting from your own photo
week 6 ) painting from your own photo
LIST OF MATERIALS
- Warm – French Ultramarine Blue
- Cool – Cobalt Blue
- Warm – Cadmium Red
- Cool – Alizarin Crimson
- Warm – Burnt Sienna
- Warm – Cadmium Yellow
- Warm – Yellow Ochre
- Gouche – white
- mop / hake – 1” / 2 “
- round – size 8
- synthetic – size 8
- synthetic -size 4 / 6 (for fine detail work)
- rigger – size 4 or 8 ( fine lines )
- Waterford Saunders / ( or similar ) – 300 GSM medium / rough texture
size – 38 x 54 ( or loose sheet )
- Sponges, towel, tissues,
- water container, masking tape, spray bottle
- Painting boards & table easel
- watercolour – sketchbook / pad
- 4b pencil & erasers