Join us for a collection of live webinars with Grahame Booth

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Join us for a collection of live webinars with Grahame Booth

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be working with Grahame Booth on a collection of live webinars!

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Enjoy four live demonstrations from watercolour artist Grahame Booth on a range of subjects. 

About the webinars

The webinars each focus on a different subject and are designed to encourage you to capture the essence of the subject in a limited time. Sketching generally refers to a quickly painted representation of a subject. It's ideal for quick studies but is also extremely useful as a way to practise simple, loose watercolour.

You'll learn how to produce a quick sketch, simplify the scene and how to capture the subject using only two or three layers and as few brushstrokes as possible. 

Lanzarote Doorway

Wednesday 26th May at 11am

Tickets: £15.00

Doorways are ideal subjects for a quick sketch. They pretty much avoid the tricky aspect of perspective and the doorway is often interesting in itself with good colour. Join Grahame as we look at creating texture in order to create interest.

To book your place for this webinar, please click the button below to visit the registration page.

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Boats at Sidmouth

Wednesday 9th June 11am

Tickets: £15.00

In this webinar, we'll look at a simple way to paint receding cliffs using shadow washes and aerial perspective. We also look at boats, thinking about their basic structure and the importance of proportion.

To book your place for this webinar, please click the button below to visit the registration page.

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Old farm buildings

Wednesday 23rd June 11am

Tickets: £15.00

Join Grahame as we look at using pen and wash. This is ideal when there is plenty of drawing involved. The pen creates the structure and the wash is really just for decoration. Pen and wash relies on the wash being applied very simply and it is ideal for helping to loosen up your watercolour.

To book your place for this webinar, please click the button below to visit the registration page.

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Important information

  • The webinars will take place on Zoom and will last for approximately 1 hour including a 15 minute Q&A session (these are approximate timings and may vary slightly).
  • Once you have registered for the webinar, you'll receive an email confirmation containing your link to join the webinar on the day.
  • During the webinar, you'll have the opportunity to submit your questions and chat with fellow attendees using the Q&A and 'chat' buttons at the bottom of your screen. 
  • The webinar will be recorded and will be made available to all registered attendees for a limited time following the live webinar.

About Grahame Booth

Grahame Booth paints only in watercolour and his success in the medium is reflected in the numerous national and international exhibition awards he has won over many years. Grahame clearly remembers the problems and frustrations of learning watercolour and he has been passing on lessons and techniques accumulated over more than 25 years that are proven to ease the way. Grahame has written three books on watercolour techniques with Search Press as well as contributing to many others. He has a strong online presence with his online courses and a very popular YouTube painting channel. Visit Grahame's website here.

Suggested materials

Following the webinars, if you would like to try one of the demonstrations yourself, here's a list of suggested materials from Grahame:

As we will be producing quick sketches, good quality cartridge paper such as you would find in a sketchbook will be fine. This type of paper will take a watercolour wash but must be treated very simply and gently which is exactly what we need to do for sketches. If you prefer, of course, you could use watercolour paper. 

Colours are very personal to painters and it's important that you are used to how your colours mix and perform rather than using exactly the colours I use. I would suggest using French ultramarine and burnt sienna as I use these two a lot and in addition a warm and cool red, yellow and blue.

The colours I use are:

Warm red: cadmium, pyrrole or Winsor red
Cool red: quinacridone magenta
Warm yellow: Indian yellow or cadmium yellow
Cool yellow: aureolin, Winsor yellow or azo yellow. I also use quinacridone gold which is a strange yellow that almost acts as both a warm and cool colour.
Warm blue: French ultramarine
Cool blue: phthalo or Winsor blue GS

Brushes: As these will be small sketches, large wash brushes will not be needed. I would suggest a size 12 or 14 round along with a size 4 to 7 round, will suit for the majority of the painting. It is important that the brushes have good points. I will also probably use a small swordliner.

For the pen and wash subject you will also need a pen with ink that dries waterproof. This can be a disposable pen but make sure it is marked waterproof or alternatively use a dip pen with traditional Indian ink. For this subject I would recommend a smooth paper, either cartridge paper or hot pressed watercolour paper.


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