Join Gail Astbury and master the art of watercolour by exploring and drawing inspiration from famous watercolour artists. In this four week course we draw inspiration from Helen Frankenthaler. Her paintings and woodblock prints are on show at Dulwich Picture Gallery until April 2022.
Tuesdays 2 – 4.30pm
2 – 23 November
Venue: OPEN Ealing Unit 14 School Lane Dickens Yard Ealing W5 2TD
Course Fees: Full £90 ; Retired £75 ; Concession £60
Pay As You Go Rates: Full £25 ; Retired £20 ; Concession £17
Frankenthaler is finally getting the attention she deserves for her pioneering paintings that she made
over 6 decades pushing the practice of painting into new heights. Her bold, expansive and sublime use of colour provides us with the perfect excuse to paint
- a little bigger
- with watercolour paint in tubes
- using a range of broader brush and wash techniques
She was perhaps one of the most important American abstract artists of the 20th century.
Week 1 : we explore how to make the transition from Abstract Expressionism into Colour Field Painting
2 : we use the technique of working ‘wet in wet’
3 : we explore working onto different grounds, papers and surfaces
4 : we end the course with an in-depth look at her triptych, “Madame Butterfly” and the influence of Japanese woodblock on her practice