Expressive Seascape Robert Dutton (Artwaves 2018)

09 May only
Distant Ocean Light. The emphasis for this exciting expressive painting workshop which will feature superb atmospheric seascape effects of pools of light over the ocean in the final painting, is between spontaneity and control of your media. Using lots of masking techniques, deep rich saturated colours whilst exploring light and dark tones, you will create a wonderful seascape full of depth and aerial perspective. (Suitable for artists with some experience or those who want to loosen up their style with big brush techniques).

Expressive Seascape -Distant Ocean Light

Robert Dutton


The emphasis for this exciting expressive painting workshop which will feature superb atmospheric seascape effects of pools of light over the ocean in the final painting, is between spontaneity and control of your media. Using lots of masking techniques, deep rich saturated colours whilst exploring light and dark tones, you will create a wonderful seascape full of depth and aerial perspective. (Suitable for artists with some experience or those who want to loosen up their style with big brush techniques).

Robert is quickly becoming one of the UK's best known and respected contemporary fine artists; winning regular fine art awards for his distinctive and expressive style of work in numerous international competitions.

He is a very popular training partner for several leading UK art businesses and art holiday companies throughout the UK and a leading Canson Ambassador at many prestigious events including Patchings Art, Craft and Photography Festival and 'Art Materials Live' at Birmingham NEC, amongst others.

He exhibits throughout the UK (to include the Mall Galleries and Royal Academy) and his work can also be found in numerous public and private collections throughout the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.


Please come to the foyer area of the Spa 15 minutes before the workshop start time to help the ArtWaves Team direct you where you need to be.

Workshop runs from 10.00am - 4.30pm

What you need to bring with you:

  • Watercolour/gouache,
  • Soft pastels (students own favourite colours),
  • Big brushes such as 2 inch one stroke flats, size 30 rounds etc, a LARGE SWORDLINER
  • Brush, an old hog or toothbrush for spatter techniques,
  • Kitchen roll,
  • Masking tape,
  • Masking fluid,
  • A good hairdryer to dry layers of paint quickly,
  • Bulldog clips,
  • Your own seascape reference to paint from featuring sparkling seas,
  • An easel or table easel if you prefer to sit,
  • 300gsm (140lb) 'not surface watercolour paper at least 1/2 imperial in size,
  • A drawing board to match the size of paper you want to work with, ``
  • Old scrap paper such as A4 photocopier sheets,
  • A note book and camera (to record things)
  • Fixative (NOT HAIRSPRAY),
  • Mixing pots for watercolour and for containing large wells of pigments, Permanent White
  • Gouache (ESSENTIAL),
  • Several old white ceramic small plates on which to mix your colours,
  • A bag and cover sheets of paper to protect your paintings on the way home.

Artist Website: www.rdcreative.co.uk
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