january, 2023

15jan(jan 15)8:30 am21(jan 21)4:00 pmJames McKayLandscapes in Watercolour8:30 am - 4:00 pm (21)

Event Details

Introductory/Intermediate | 16 years +

Estimated material cost: $200 (depending on your existing materials) 

Over the seven days we will complete a number of watercolour paintings and throughout the process we will concentrate on harmonising colour, using soft transitions and connected shapes to create paintings that sing. A lot of the colour work will be with greens and greys, warming them, cooling them, shifting tones and seeing how that affects the painting. Wet into wet work will play a big part, timing and understanding the relationship between the water on the brush and the water on the paper.   We will also look at colour interaction and how it affects perspective and mood in a painting. There will plenty of discussion on design and linear and aerial perspective. We will be turning ordinary scenes into pieces of art.

James has been painting in watercolour for over 25 years and has exhibited his work in galleries throughout Australia and Southern Africa over the last 10 years. James was born and spent most of his life on a farm in Africa where he started to paint scenes from the farm and African life. Some 20 years ago he made Australia his home, and fell in love with the Australian landscape, particularly the old farms, the warm soft colours and the light. This inspired him to paint more seriously. He paints loosely in watercolour using wet into wet techniques, does a lot of his work on site and is passionate about painting in the great outdoors.


8:30 AM - 4:00 PM