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Watercolour Workshop: A Last Walk Along The Beach

Workshop Duration: 46 Minutes 54 Seconds

In this workshop you will be painting a lovely romantic scene that portrays a young (or old) couple walking hand in hand along the beach on the the last night of their holiday. Lots of lovely wet sand reflections, a dramatic sunset and some fantastic textures.

The lesson behind this workshop is all about focus and what better way to learn about focus than by painting a lovely romantic scene???....Excuse me?!?

Well yes isn't romance all about focus!......As painters we are all romantics to a degree because we present our clients with an idealised or romanticised vision of the world around us which they relate to and want to be a part of.

However more importantly romantics understand that in order to be romantic your focus and attention has to be completely on the other person and there is where today's lesson comes into the equation as today you will learn one of the most important things you need to do as a painter - direct your viewers attention and focus to where you want them to be looking i.e your focal point!

As you will see by the end of the video today everything in the painting you will be producing today is designed to draw attention & focus to one thing - the focal point which in this painting is the happy couple taking their last romantic stroll along the beach before they return home.

One thing that will set your work apart from the masses is being able to do this effortlessly. If you can convince your viewer that they have freewill when they look at one of your paintings when in actual fact you are directing their attention from the moment they set eyes on it you have it sussed! It is a very important skill to learn and this workshop today will show you just some of the ways that you can do this.

Suggested Materials List - Stuff You'll Need!...

Below is a list of the materials I used to produce this workshop painting. Please note I am not suggesting you go out and buy all this but it may be helpful as a guide when you are sorting out your materials and getting ready to paint.

  • Eyes, Ears & Open-Mind!
  • 1 x Sheets of Watercolour Paper  (I used Bockingford 425gsm ROUGH 1/4 Imperial [38 x 28cm])
  • Masking Fluid Fine Liner
  • Squirrel Hair Mop (Size 6)
  • 2" Flat Brush
  • 1/2 Hog Hair Flat Brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Large Round
  • Detailer Brush
  • Razor Blade
  • Oil Pastels:  White
  • Gouache: Naples Yellow
  • Suggested Watercolours (I use Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours): Bloodstone Genuine, Burnt Sienna, Isoindoline Yellow (sub' Cadmium Orange), Naples Yellow, Carbazole Violet (sub' Dioxazine Violet), Indigo
  • Extra Bits'n'Bobs: Spray Diffuser, Sponge, Kitchen Roll, Tea Towel


If you are short on anything and you really want to use the same as me then it may be helpful to know that you can purchase all of the above supplies on my website at a discount. 

Just visit: https://greghoward.gallery/art-materials/


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