A wonderful way to loosen up, by Sarah Yeoman


                             Sarah landscape 01      Sarah landscape 02

Sarah Yeoman, the immensely talented American watercolourist, who is taking a course at the watermill this September, has just sent me those two striking images. She calls them ‘imagined landscapes.’

Sarah says: “This is one of the exercises I do with my watercolour students. A wonderful way to loosen up and learn to play with the pigment.”

She adds: “I did no drawing for this exercise, working on a steep angle pulling the pigment top to bottom. Cool to warm. After the first wash was dry I applied the second wash in the same manner as the first allowing little bits of the underpainting to shine through.”

Sarah head croppedSarah Yeoman will be taking her painting course in watercolour from Saturday 13 September to Saturday 20 September and you can find out more about Sarah and her course at the watermill by clicking here.

At present Sarah’s course is fully booked (there may be cancellations, so you could put your name down on the waiting list). Sarah is also returning next year, from Saturday 6 June to Saturday 13 June 2015 and if you’d like to come, we can reserve a place for you.

Here’s another of Sarah’s inspiring pictures:Sarah lisianthus

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