Yes, there’s still time (just) to paint along with Mike Willdridge in our latest online interactive session and join these two Vietnamese ladies as they push their bikes through a busy market. Your task this Thursday will be to capture their personality in your painting and to simplify the crowded scene –and give a feeling of the heat and light! A big ask! But you will have the greatest fun trying. Here’s Mike’s practice painting:
Mike will help you by providing a straightforward line drawing for you to sketch out before the session begins. He will also show you, as a bonus, how to record the scene in your sketchbook with pen and wash. And you will not have to draw it as fast as Mike’s stop-action video!
Mike’s online, interactive session will run on Thursday 16 March, starting at 4pm UK time (GMT), which equates to 12.00am – East Coast USA; 1100am – Central Time USA; 10.00am – Mountain Time USA; 9.00am – Pacific Coast Time USA.
Unlike many online painting tutors, Mike will not expect you to ‘look over his shoulder’ for a long demonstration, and perhaps be allowed to ask the odd question or two. No, you will be painting along at more or less the same time, trying out the watercolour techniques that Mike has shown you, step-by-step. He will demonstrate some basic techniques for only a few minutes before you start painting the same subject at home. Then, after you have had your turn, Mike will move onto the next part of the process. Lois Breckon from The Watermill at Posara will be on hand during the session to feed your questions. The session will last two to three hours.
When you register for the session, you will be asked for a donation. Some people ask how much this should be and so we suggest a minimum of £20 GBP. Our Zoom painting demonstrations do take quite a bit of time in preparation and administration and your support is very much appreciated. With your generosity we can plan and run further sessions and, more importantly, provide a regular meeting place for creativity, camaraderie and fun. We hope that you enjoy the international, online painting community that we have created.
Once you have registered you will be provided with two links. The first is the Zoom link for you to join the session. Please note that the start time is 4.00pm (UK time, GMT) and double-check the time in your own time zone.
The second link is where you can download the source photo that Mike has chosen for you, his practice painting to show you where you are heading, a sample line sketch (below; please have this ready before the session), and a list of materials (including paper, paint and brushes) that he suggests you may need.
Once you have registered, you will be provided with this line drawing to prepare before the session starts.
After the event, you are invited to add your painting to the gallery. In addition, we will send you a link to a video within 48 hours of the end of the session, which will enable to you revisit Mike’s step-by-step teaching.
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