Limited Palette Painting in Watercolour

Art - Practical

Residential course

Claire DuVergier

20 August 2023 to 25 August 2023

£352 Non-residential week fee, from £858 Single bedroom or shared occupancy

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This course is part of Dillington Discovery Summer week.

We frequently use a far greater variety of colours in our painting than is necessary.  As a result we lose not only a sense of harmony in our work but risk colours becoming muddy and losing the vibrancy and transparency that is the hallmark of good watercolour painting.

During the course we will explore and compare different combinations of colours for a limited palette with particular reference to tonal range and temperature and with luck (and hard work) discover how these choices will affect your finished pieces of work.

Ideal for anyone with a desire to advance/modify their approach to using the medium of watercolour and explore an aspect of the medium that is often overlooked.

Suitable for intermediate and experienced painters.

Course runs from Monday to Lunch on Friday.

Tutor information

Clare DuVergier Art was Clare’s favourite subject at school and as a very young child her paintings were exhibited in the junior section of the Royal Academy.  When she was 16 she became the last model of the Polish Expressionist Henryk Gotlib.  As a child she was fascinated by the landscape and explored tracks and woodlands, built camps in secret wildernesses and made endless collections of wild flowers, fungi and rotting wood. Having trained as an actress, Clare continued to paint and has now been painting full-time since 2000. Clare works primarily in oils and watercolour and occasionally with acrylics and mixed media.  As a landscape painter, her inspiration is the landscape itself.  Her work has been shown at a number of galleries in the South West and in Scotland.  Visit Clare’s website for further information:

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