Watermill painting tutor Grahame Booth


Grahame Booth

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Painting by watermill tutor Grahame Booth

Market Day

Watercolour 36cm x 26cm on Millford NOT paper

This demonstration was an exercise in painting a crowd of people by painting just a few with reasonable accuracy and merely suggesting the rest.

Painting by Grahame Booth a tutor at the watermill in Italy


Watercolour 36cm x 26cm on Millford NOT paper

This is a hotel courtyard that provided an interesting exercise in handling several areas of similar coloured stone. Plants and shadows provided a solution to separating the stone sufficiently but not completely. Connections are just as important as separations.

Painting tutor at the watermill in Italy Grahame Booth


Watercolour 36cm x 26cm on Millford NOT paper

This demonstration illustrated a method of creating the feel of strong sunshine without actually having to go too strong with the darks. It involves keeping most things in the shadows soft and saving the strong sharp edges for the sunlit areas.

Painting tutor Grahame Booth at the watermill in Italy


Watercolour 36cm x 26cm on Millford NOT paper.

This is a demonstration painting to show the benefits of negative painting (on the right side) and simplification (on the left)

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Grahame Booth paints only in watercolour and his success is reflected in the numerous awards he has won over many years. His website is a great resource for the watercolour painter and his YouTube painting channel has some 25,000 subscribers. He has produced two DVDs, two books with Search Press (and a third on the way) and has been a regular contributor to the UK magazine Artists and Illustrators for several years.

Grahame’s teaching philosophy

Grahame only started to paint some 30 years ago, and, because he clearly remembers the problems of learning to master watercolours, he is a particularly sympathetic tutor, passing on lessons and techniques that are proven to ease the way.

In common with most artists he believes that plein air painting is the key to success in this beautiful medium and he will show how to use a logical approach to translate the landscape into watercolours full of light, excitement and impact. It is his intention that you will leave inspired with new knowledge to help you better understand this elusive medium.

Praise from some of Grahame’s previous students

I have found Grahame to be an excellent teacher, he has a very relaxed and informative approach to water colours. SM

Grahame is always encouraging, always positive and gives useful advice. He is an excellent communicator. Many terrific painters can’t teach - Grahame can both paint and teach. He can manage a group of all levels and everyone learns and improves. Most importantly it’s always fun. LC

Grahame Booth is an inspirational tutor. No matter what skill level you have he can give you the confidence and encouragement to put paint to paper in a way which makes learning and improving a very enjoyable experience. JMcC