Watermill tutor Mark Warner, who is joining us for a special week-long course in acrylics/watercolours incorporating conte/pastel next May, has just sent us this tip for painting en plein air – his passion.
Mark says: “Be clear about your intentions!”
He adds: “What are you planning to do when you are out in the elements? Complete a finished piece or work on a painted sketch? Perhaps continue in the studio or use to create another version?
“Check out the weather and be prepared for the long haul. Take an umbrella to strap to the easel and enjoy the experience
Capture a sense of the place, standing (or sitting!) at the easel, responding to what is in front of you.
“Don’t be afraid to change your colour palette as the colours/light in front of you change with time. You are just responding honestly to what you see.
“You will learn and understand more as you go along.”
Mark plans to pass on more en plain air painting tips: watch this space !
Mark Warner is an artist and tutor who lives in Shropshire in England. He is not only a respected artist but also a highly professional tutor with many years of teaching experience.
Don’t forget our Early Bird discount: If you book before 31 December 2016 there’s a £GBP 75 per person discount on any of our fabulous 2017 painting holidays.
Acrylics/watercolours incorporating conte/pastel.
To learn more about Mark and his course at The Watermill, please click here.