Watercolour – Be Inspired with Lorraine Brown
Lorraine Brown has always felt a connection with the art of watercolour. The mediums’ ability to create unique and unexpected results, its risk and surprise, were special and attractive qualities to the artist, who found risk and surprise at every turn in her creative and professional life.
Her expressive works are the product of her desire to story tell and to capture the essence of a subject. Working predominantly in watercolour, Lorraine likes to play with creating texture and that something special, taking risks and going anywhere her imagination might take her.
The artist and tutor defines her vivid works as “expressive impressions” a blend of realism and abstraction and is constantly searching for new ways to use her medium.
Lorraine tutors weekly classes in Adelaide and holds workshops in both the city and regional areas. Video demos are viewed worldwide on her You tube channel. Her paintings are held in private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas.
To enrol in Watercolour – Be Inspired, please contact the tutor liaison.
18 Aug 2022
10am - 12.30pm
Lorraine’s Be Inspired Watercolour Course consists of 6 progressive classes and are highly suitable for beginners and for those with watercolour painting experience.
The tutor will cover basic watercolour echniques, colour theory and composition. Participants will paint 3 different subjects in watercolour and Lorraine’s workshop promises to be fun-filled, stimulating and creative. The 3 varied subjects can be completed over the 6 weekly classes whichoffers plenty of time to complete each one. More experienced painters will have an opportunity to do to choose their own projects.
All reference material and work templates for the 3 class subjects, will be supplied.
3 Round brushes – say a number 12,8,4 or a number 10,6,2
1 Flat brush either ½” or ¾”
1 Larger soft brush for washes or wetting the paper, Mop, Hake or Oval
1 Rigger about a number 2 or 3
Plastic is best for leaving home so whilst plastic white plates work well a palette with a lid is ideal so you can easily keep unused pigment at the end of your painting sessions.
I use two one should ideally stay clean and the other for cleaning. Plastic jars like the type used for fruit with a screw lid are ideal. Don’t need the lid just the jars. Do not bring glass
This is one area that it is best to invest in. Good quality paper 300gsm (140lb) is available in sheets which you can cut to your size or in pads or blocks.
Lorraine recommends Arches or Saunders Waterford Cold Press also known as NOT or medium. It has some grain and ideal for all sorts of subjects. These sheets can be torn in half/quarters and smaller start with smaller pieces of paper will be used to start the course. A full sheet is around $11-15. Cheaper paper – light in weight – will undermine your progress and your results will poor and disappointing.
Purchase what you feel you can afford but best results do come from using artists grade paints.
I use pigment by Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith and Art Spectrum but there are other artist grade manufacturers.
Art Spectrum are Australian and well priced.
Please bring 7 colours as a minimum of the following: .
1 each of a Warm Red, Blue and Yellow and 1 each of a Cool Red, Blue and Yellow and Burnt Sienna
If you are new to painting a great starting list – all Artist Grade Pigment:
Winsor & Newton Daniel Smith Art Spectrum
|Warm Red||Winsor Red||Pyrrol Red||Spectrum Red|
|Cool Red||Permanent Rose||Quinacridone Rose||Permanent Rose|
|Warm Yellow||New Gamboge||New Gamboge||New Gamboge|
|Cool Yellow||Winsor Lemon||Lemon Yellow||Lemon Yellow|
|Warm Blue||French Ultra
|Cool Blue||Winsor Blue (Green Shade)||Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)||Phthalo Blue|
|and||Burnt Sienna||Transparent Red Oxide||Burnt Sienna|
|and||Permanent White Gouache|
A support to hold your paper when you paint. Corflute sheet is ideal available from Bunnings etc. Can be cut to size. It cannot be masonite type unless it has been sealed as the water will get into it and it wont stay flat. Ideal size is 50cm x 40cm
|Masking Fluid||Paper Towel and Tissues|
|Roll Masking tape ¾”||Spray bottle|
|Notebook, Pencil HB, Ruler||Kneaded Eraser (grey, kind to watercolour paper)|
|Palette knife – small||Plastic table cloth or old towel to cover work area|
|Board – to support paper. Corflute is ideal avail. Bunnings. Good size is 50x40cm, If wood it needs sealing|