Our tutor for our August workshop, Paul McCarthy, showed us how to do quick paintings whilst on holidays and travelling, and then took us through how to bring these on to more complete paintings.
Bring along your travel photos and sketches. We’ll learn techniques for getting things down quickly in the morning – and then do a more detailed image in the afternoon.
Paul demonstrated for us at our March meeting this year completing a marvelous landscape depicting boats in a harbour.
The following is a guide only. Please bring along whatever you like to use.
– Paints – watercolour or gouache or acrylics (Colours of your choice)
– Paper – sketchbook and watercolour (or other appropriate) paper – some sheets travel sketch size, eg A5 and some larger, eg A3
– your travel photos
– variety of brushes
– water container, mixing palette
– pencils, eraser, sharpener
– a permanent marker, or selection of permanent markers. All black but different nib sizes.
Don’t go out and buy anything just bring what you have.
About Paul McCarthy
Paul has been painting and selling his work for the last 25 years. At the end of 2000 he left the corporate world where he worked in logistics management to paint full time. In those endeavours he has had numerous solo and joint exhibitions both here and overseas, including a joint exhibition in Soho New York in 2001.
Paul has worked extensively as a community artist in varied capacities including working with a remote aboriginal community, high schools, and acting curator for the Sydney Children’s Hospital. He has also coordinated several groups of volunteers working with groups covering the Sydney Children’s Hospital, the Sydney Cancer Centre at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital as well as adults with disabilities at Studio Artes Hornsby.
He is a sought after prize winning tutor who brings a sense of fun and excitement to the classroom, encourages individuality as well as developing design composition and colour skills.