Rooftops and Chimney Pots
ONE FULL DAY: SATURDAY Workshop
We will be examining watercolour with a “dry brush” approach to the medium that involves a little more control of the paint, using less water. Small areas of thin transparent washes are applied, and depth of colour and shadow are built up using subsequent transparent layers.
A subdued “Last Light” at twilight time with snow-capped rooftops and trees will create our atmosphere and setting. Debra bases her stylistic approach to the medium on British watercolour artists of the early 19th century. Google artists John Sell Cotman and Thomas Girtin for example.
About the Artist:
Debra Tate-Sears is a watercolour artist from the Kingston area whose Romantic compositions are based on an interpretation of "the picturesque" in the pastoral landscape and in the streets and back lanes of Ontario's older towns and cities. Debra uses a precise, analytical examination of the components of landscape elements and the fundamentals of the "Romantic" principles of painting. The result is a composition that is often brooding, haunting, and at the same time, strangely inviting.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday