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Saturday, October 1, 2011


Jake Winkle gave 14 members a challenging day on Saturday 1st October. The task was to create two watercolour subjects using his methods.  He stressed the importance of using an absorbant support, preferably Arches Aquarelle 140 lb. together with Kolinsky sable brushes.

After drawing an accurage outline in pencil, the backgound washes were applied wet in wet. Figures were painted in segments with similar tones but varying hues. Jakes stressed that the consistency should be similar to double cream.
After painting racehorses and jockeys, the group painted a couple of rockhopper penguins.

Photos: Di Alexander
Everyone appreciated the hard work that Jake had put into the day and surprised themselves with the results at the end of it.