Join us for a new live webinar series with Liz Chaderton
Enjoy a collection of five online demonstrations covering a range of beautiful subjects and using a variety of techniques!
We're thrilled to announce we've teamed up with watercolour artist Liz Chaderton, for a brand new series of live webinars. Each webinar will focus on a different subject and will involve a range of techniques from pen and wash to creating a piece with just two colours!
Everyone who signs up for a webinar will also receive the full webinar recording and tip sheet from Liz, containing her reference photograph, suggested materials and advice for trying it out for yourself following the live session. Find the full details for each webinar, including how to sign up, below. We hope to see you there!
Webinar one: Flying Home - Canada Goose
Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 11am
In this webinar we will use loose and lively watercolour to capture a lone Canada goose on its long migration. We will use only two colours to capture movement and concentrate on the quality and variety of our edges - hard and soft, lost and found. We will work wet on dry, wet on wet and also soften edges with a wet brush and water spritzer.
Webinar two: Pen and wash portrait
Wednesday 20th October 2021 at 11am
Working on a tinted paper, we will aim to capture the personality of our sitter using pen and wash. First we will use energetic pen marks to define contours and areas of tone, then add watercolour to develop shadows – these might be unexpected colours. To capture the highlights and add a further dimension we will use pastel pencils, to produce a lively mixed media portrait.
Webinar three: On a cliff edge - Puffin
Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 11am
Using a dip pen and Indian ink, we will capture a puffin on a cliff edge. This will be a great opportunity to try different marks, before bringing it to life with a few colourful washes of watercolour.
Webinar four: Window boxes - Sketch using Stabilo 88 pens
Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 11am
Using a Stabilo Point 88 pen, which is water resistant, we will capture a beautiful balcony with lush window boxes. The pen moves with water but the original line is still visible, so it is possible to produce line and wash from the one pen. We will then add touches of watercolour to finish our sketch.
Webinar five: Faithful hound - Pen and wash pet portrait
Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 11am
Whether you are a dog person or a cat person, pets are such an important part of our lives. We will apply loose washes of watercolour and once dry, work in waterproof pen over the top to develop detail in a portrait of this lovely dog. This will be a good opportunity to loosen up your watercolour, as you will be able to add control and detail with the pen.
- 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. You'll also be able to view and download a tips sheet containing Liz's reference photograph, suggested materials and advice.
If you're not sure how to join one of our Zoom webinars, or if you've not used Zoom before, check out our handy how-to guide.
About Liz Chaderton
Liz Chaderton creates paintings which help people see the world in a new and fresh light. Her paintings are full of vitality and joie de vivre, hoping to capture the beauty and energy of the flora and fauna we often take for granted. She aims for them to bring a smile and a moment to pause no matter how busy your life gets.
She lives and works in a small village in Berkshire, working mainly in watercolour and ink. She runs monthly workshops in Berkshire. Her first book, ‘Painting watercolours on canvas’ was published by The Crowood Press in 2019, the second in 2020 (Painting Animals in Watercolour) and the third is out in January 2022 (Line and Wash Painting). To see more from Liz, head over to her website.
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