Line and Wash... Less Can Definitely Be More
John HarrisonArtwaves 2020
About The Workshop
Following his hugely successful drop in sessions at ArtWaves 2018 you can join artist John Harrison in a three hour workshop, an introduction to his unique style and techniques for creating line and wash drawings with carefully selected watercolour washes for truly beautiful results.
The workshop will include simple drawing exercises in drawing to set the tone of the session; handling the pen, working with loose wet-in-wet washes and leading onto the creation of a masterpiece in Johns 'style'.
Enjoy a relaxing and easy going workshop that will mix up your typical drawing style.
About The Artist
John Harrison is Yorkshire born and bred and proud of it.
His home county, especially the wonderful towns and villages along the East coast is the inspiration for much of his work, seen and drawn with a different view of familiar places, consciously avoiding cliched postcard views of places, but actively looking for a different angle or quirky view.
"I now work almost exclusively in a crisp line style, with minimal colour. This sparse, uncluttered feels the most natural thing in the world , and I hope that feeling comes through in my work – I strive not to 'over egg the pudding' but the most difficult thing, as any artist will tell you, is to know when to stop."
John is an active participant in the Urban Sketchers global phenomenon, attending at least one organised Sketchcrawl a month, with a busy calendar of demonstrations and workshops with art clubs and societies across the North, and beyond.
What you need to bring with you
- Watercolour paints
- Good quality watercolour paper (ideally a rough finish in 300g)
- Brushes (round brushes in sizes 8,10,12 are best)
- Soft 2B pencil
- Fineline waterproof ink pens, although the artist will have some to purchase
Workshop runs from 1pm - 4pm
Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop start time to help the ArtWaves team direct you to where you need to be.