Painting in Plumstead

This scene of the artist at work is like an old painting in itself

This scene of the artist at work is like an old painting in itself – Andrew demonstrates working ‘wet on wet’

Art Plumstead have had a stall at the Community Market for a number of months now, but this time there was an ‘added extra’. In a room at the back, our very own Andrew Riley had set up an ‘Introduction to Watercolour’ class.

An atmosphere of intense concentration

An atmosphere of intense concentration

There were four introductory exercises – a plain wash, a graduated wash, a blending of three colours and a quick sketch ‘wet on wet’. Then everyone was invited to select from the postcards and pictures at the side to create their masterpiece!

Building up skills before tackling 'The Big One'

Building up skills before tackling ‘The Big One’

The second workshop of the day

The second workshop of the day

In this instance, and bearing in mind the saying, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, there now follows a gallery of the artists at work and some of their paintings…IMG-20140308-00383IMG-20140308-00385IMG-20140308-00390IMG-20140308-00394IMG-20140308-00396IMG-20140308-00399IMG-20140308-00400

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