Still Life in Gouache with Kevin Scully
During this course you will be introduced to the versatility of gouache and shown a variety of different ways in which the medium can be used to create paintings using a combination of loose, watercolour-like washes together with opaque colour. We will be producing still life paintings from a variety of arrangements both conventional and the slightly more unconventional. As with watercolour, you will be using watercolour brushes and paper, but there will also be examples demonstrating how gouache can be used with other mediums and on different surfaces.
Gouache paint is included in the price of this course. Students are welcome to help themselves to tubes shared between the class.
- 4 or 5 sheets of watercolour paper – approximately A3 in size. HP or NOT surface, ideally 140lb (300gsm) in weight
- 2 sheets of coloured, or pastel paper in neutral tones
- A few good quality synthetic or sable brushes in a range of sizes between about 3 and 10.
- A square brush, 3/4” or 1” for painting larger areas
- Large watercolour palette
- HB pencil
- Putty rubber
- Masking tape
- Kitchen towel or tissues
- This course includes a share of gouache paint during the course
Provided by Cornwall School of Art if required
- A share of gouache paint during the course
- Drawing boards
- Water jars
Kevin Scully teaches in acrylics, oils, watercolour, pastels and drawing at courses, workshops, and painting holidays in the UK and abroad. He writes regular articles for The Artist, and Artists & Illustrators magazines. He is the author of several books including ‘Still Life in Gouache’, ‘Drawing and Painting on Location’, and ‘Landscape Painting’.Find Out More
Our courses usually begin at 10am and end at 4:30pm, with a half an hour lunch break at around 1pm. There will also be brief morning and afternoon breaks, with free tea and coffee available in the kitchen area. At Lunch time you can make things nice and easy by pre-ordering a freshly prepared Coach House Lunch. Alternatively, you’re very welcome to bring along a packed lunch and any other refreshments you like.
On sunny days students and tutors are invited to enjoy breaktimes outside in the leafy courtyard or gardens surrounded by birdsong.
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