PAINTING WATER with Ella Clocksin

Venue, Timing, Cost

Waterperry Gardens, near Wheatley OX33 1LA
Thursday, 13 July 2023
10am - 4pm
£89. Includes all drawing and watercolour paper, coffee/tea etc
Green pink watercolour painting of grasses and blossom


Starting from Waterperry’s River Thame or the formal/informal ponds you’ll be experimenting with several modern, contemporary and abstract approaches to conveying horizontal planes of water.

You’ll discover how to tackle particular water-related painting issues, avoid the pitfalls and make it clear to the viewer when any particular shape is to be read as water, not land.

- Can be booked singly or in any combination with other days in this series.
- Identifies one aspect of painting practice as a starting point, with an openness about the end point.
- Begins in the studio, moves outside to work directly from landscape (in the broadest sense) then most people choose to paint back at the studio.
- Is taught in watercolour with mixed media drawing, working directly from varied landscapes at Waterperry Gardens.
- Is suitable for anyone age 19+ (including enthusiastic beginners) able to work from 3D subject matter and happy to experiment. Less experienced artists must be able to carry on drawing or painting without step-by-step guidance or working from a tutor’s example. There’s no house style - we want you to develop your own :-)

Ella has 25 years’ teaching experience of identifying painting issues to focus on and demystifying what artists do. She offers generous input and specific one-to-one feedback for artists who enjoy experimental work and want to progress, whatever your current starting point.

Workshops typically include: short demonstrations of relevant processes, a mix of exercises and independent painting and an encouraging atmosphere, enriched by wider art/visual culture references and individual feedback.

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Ella Clocksin