Learn the basic principles of planning your painting, spending time sketching up a value plan, thinking about the rhythm of your painting, where you want the centre of attention, all before you make your first mark. With brush in hand, from the first moment to the last, be prepared to be bold and make mistakes! With repeated practice and experimentation, you will gain new understanding. Learn the essentials of composition, tonal values, how colours works and contour drawing, to look critically and ‘find’ your picture in the landscape, the power of greys and how to use complementary colours, perspective, how to get it right and most importantly, how to break the rules and paint with freedom and emotion.
John Haycraft initially trained as a perspective artist and over the years developed his interest in watercolour as a medium for expressive painting, particularly well adapted for plein-air. An experienced teacher, John is grounded in sound technical knowledge, encouraging his students to look for mood and atmosphere in a painting. Beyond his extensive teaching, John is the author of 3 books as well as a regular exhibitor and award winner. John is represented by Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Gallery in Paddington. http://johnhaycraft.com/
Level: All | Cost: $765 + 10 materials
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