August 21-25 (5 days, Tue-Sat)     Fee $550

REX BEANLAND ~ Urban Landscape Fast and Loose

About the workshop

Medium: watercolour

Levels: all levels

The focus of this 5-day workshop is to create urban landscape paintings that are loose and impressionistic, demand attention and capture the viewer’s eye – and can be completed quickly.  Its goals include: manipulating the urban landscape to create effective composition; creating paintings that tell a story; encouraging mastery of the elements of watercolour painting; expanding understanding of the nature and importance of water in watercolour painting; expressive use of colour for maximum impact; and sharing a wide array of watercolour tips and techniques. Each day will focus on a new painting, and a specific topic or approach.

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Supplies list

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About the artist

Rex has painted full time for the past 20 years since retiring as a public school teacher.  For the past 7 years he has focused on urban landscapes.

Rex started painting in watercolour as a young child and he just never outgrew it.  Something in that mysterious interaction between water and pigment continues to fascinate him. In spite of being told that ‘serious artists’ paint in acrylic or oil he is proudly and unabashedly a watercolourist.  Both the challenge and the joy of watercolour reside in the fact that water won’t be completely controlled.  As watercolourists we need to learn to work with water and to allow it to do what it does best.  The reward we receive is that water will do things for us that we couldn’t do by ourselves.

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