by Beverley Dunstan
The February Workshop was presented by Kirstin White, a successful local artist who specialises in on-the-spot painting at Weddings and Fetes in addition to teaching watercolour painting.
The workshop was full with 16 members who were guided through a series of watercolour techniques.
Starting with the three primary colours the participants learned how to produce colour tones and placement of shapes.
Using a photo of two traction engines as the basis of the workshop the participants experimented with techniques including the use of salt and shaped objects to alter the paint surface; masking fluid, masked areas and candle wax to assist in maintaining colours whist layering the pigments and the use of collage to enhance the shapes within the painting.
A selection of the finished paintings, plus works-in-progress!
Kirstin has also put information about this on her Instagram site, and sent us a 2 min video which is on YouTube, and a 46 second one here: