Aine Divine Watercolour Portrait Workshop
Two day workshop – Portraits in watercolour by Aine Divine.
Dates: 5th and 6th November, 2022
Times: 10am to 5pm
Venue: Whittlesford Memorial Hall, 1 Mill Lane, Whittlesford, CAMBS, CB22 4NE
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The Aine Divine Watercolour Portrait Workshop is a joyful painting experience. Aine will freely share with you the techniques she finds useful when painting portraits from life in watercolour. But more than that, she wants to pass on ways of allowing the creative flow to be engaged. To emphasise the importance of being fully present; connecting to the earth beneath our feet, to the air we breathe. To find our way to the stillness within, where our personal creative power resides. Inspiration is at the core of what she does. Aine is inspired to draw out that astonishing brightness we hold within us. A colour and rhythm that is ours alone.
What to expect from the Aine Divine Watercolour Portrait Workshop
Aine will begin each day with a demonstration. This gives her the opportunity to discuss ways she eases herself into the painting process. She is a great believer in looking after ourselves as we go to paint. Awareness of the body is key to getting into the creative flow. She’ll be encouraging you to focus on correct breathing technique, keeping a radar up for any tension that may arise. She finds we are then more willing to take that joyful leap of faith needed when painting from life.
Technical skills cover what colours to mix to represent the shadows on the skin and the hair.. We will look at ways of using the flat brushes to explain the position of the features, and the general forms of the model.
She will encourage you to be fully attentive to the shapes that make up the model, to steady yourself and observe in the way needed for painting. Aine ensures that every artist gets personal attention throughout the day. You can expect her to do little demonstrations from your viewpoint, and discuss whatever comes up for you as you paint. Working from life in this way is a joyful experience. Capturing our fresh discoveries moment by moment is the key to good life painting.
We will stop painting at 4pm every day, so we have the opportunity to have a look at the lovely paintings that evolved during the day
To find out more about Aine, visit her website.