This One Day Watercolour Workshop is suitable for all levels and abilities, from beginners to those with more experience in the medium of watercolour.
Over the course of the day students will complete three small studies/paintings, using them to practice a number of fundamental watercolour skills: mixing washes, painting wet enough, reserving the white of the paper, wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry, as well as learning to use the negative space for your painting.
Anne will do stage-by-stage demonstration as the class progresses so that students may observe her working before completing each stage themselves.
The subjects for this course will include sky and mountain landscapes, studies of nasturtiums and a donkey.
Anne McLeod grew up in the English Lake District but has lived mostly in rural Ireland, first in Co. Limerick, and since 1991 in Co. Wexford. Self-taught as an artist, she found her own way with watercolours, discovering for herself its many techniques, thereby creating an individual style and approach. She began painting professionally 30 years ago in Australia where the extraordinary effects of light and shade stirred a painterly instinct in her. She is inspired by a love of her Irish home, with its hills and lanes, its flowers, and its farm animals.
Anne McLeod was elected to the Watercolour Society of Ireland in 2000, receiving their Dart Award and O’Sullivan Graphics Award at subsequent exhibitions. She exhibits extensively nationwide and her work is in many public and corporate collections. Anne’s work will be on exhibit as part of the 2019 Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition.