Traditionally watercolours are painted on paper and protected under a mount and glass. What if you could break free? What if you were no long restricted by size or the tyranny of framing? This weekend will explore how using new surface preparations watercolourists can enjoy working on canvas without the need hide their images away behind the glare of glass. One more weekend in 2019: 12-13 October. Three weekends will be held during 2020 8-9 February, 13-14 June, 3-4 October. I will also put on a day for those who have already painted on canvas, called 'More experiments on canvas' on 15 February 2020. This will give you a chance to use different grounds, textures and techniques.
In June 2019 Crowood Press published a book simply called 'Watercolours on Canvas' by Liz Chaderton. Now you can spend the weekend exploring this new way of working. We will prepare our own canvases on the Saturday, as well as get used to the different way of working on canvas. Then on Sunday you will work on your own composition. All materials will be provided except for the final canvas you will prepare. You will need to bring one of a suitable size - not too huge for a start! Suggested 50x50, 40x60 or similar. Some experience of painting in watercolour is necessary, though you need a spirit of adventure more than years of experience.
The price is £195 per person which includes all materials (except the canvas you choose to bring), lunch and refreshments. A list of local hotels can be provided if you want to make a short break of it. A copy of Liz's book is included in the price.