Expressive Mixed Media Beach Texture - Robert Dutton (Artwaves 18)

10 May only
Mixed media using gouache/watercolour, acrylic ink and pastel on 300gsm (140lb) 'not' watercolour paper. Learn how to express the wonderful 'tide out' beach textures of a rocky coastal shore full of eye catching surface qualities with multi layered marks. Learn how to combine water soluble media and acrylic inks with soft pastels on a textured paper to both draw and paint at the same time to create a very atmosphere painting indeed!

Expressive Mixed Media Beach Textures

with Robert Dutton


Mixed media using gouache/watercolour, acrylic ink and pastel on 300gsm (140lb) 'not' watercolour paper.

Learn how to express the wonderful 'tide out' beach textures of a rocky coastal shore full of eye catching surface qualities with multi layered marks. Learn how to combine water soluble media and acrylic inks with soft pastels on a textured paper to both draw and paint at the same time to create a very atmosphere painting indeed!

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 fifteen 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 (students own favourite colours)
  • Acrylic inks any brand (to include metallics if preferred) - students own favourite colours
  • Soft pastels (any brand - students own favourite colours)
  • Fixative (NOT HAIRSPRAY)
  • 300gsm (140lb) 'not' watercolour paper Canson Moulin du Roy highly recommended)
  • Old hog brush for spatter techniques,
  • Large brushes to include 2 inch flats, hakes, mops and a large swordliner brush,
  • Kitchen roll,
  • Masking tape,
  • Masking fluid (optional)
  • Camera and notebook to record things (optional)
  • Old scrap paper (such as photocopier A4 sheets)
  • Mixing pots and wells to store and mix large amounts of pigments,
  • Old white ceramic plates on which to mix your pigments
  • Permanent White Gouache - ESSENTIAL,
  • Your own low tide images to work from
  • Drawing board for the size of paper you want to work on (1/2 imperial + highly recommended)
  • Easel, a table one if you prefer to sit.

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