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Workshop Outline

Watercolours

Enjoyable watercolour lessons for all levels of experience.

The lessons will be easy to follow even for novices. They will be helped to select the correct brush for the task; how to stop over painting and avoid over complication. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own style rather than that of the tutor. There is no wrong way to paint the landscape as we all see things in personal ways.

Students will begin with an overview of basic drawing skills will learn how to choose a subject to paint.

Students will learn how to simplify their subject into two basic shapes, sunlight shapes and shadow shapes. This is done by squinting to eliminate detail, leaving only light and dark.

They will learn composition by selecting a moderate number of objects that vary in size. They will understand how tonal values create depth and mood and link shapes to unify a composition.

Finished artwork will be completed each day. The best work will be exhibited at the end of the workshop.

Lessons will commence indoors at the beginning and move onto en plein air later on for those that choose such.

Each student will go away with the fundamentals of good painting.

Learn More

Central Queensland artist Andrea Chapman was born in Longreach in 1962. The family moved to a small mining town of Gunpowder in the far north in 1969 and she describes her childhood in rural Queensland as the foundation stone for her love of life and the landscape.

Andrea Chapman

About Andrea

Central Queensland artist Andrea Chapman was born in Longreach in 1962. The family moved to a small mining town of Gunpowder in the far north in 1969 and she describes her childhood in rural Queensland as the foundation stone for her love of life and the landscape.

Andrea describes her first painting at the age of fifteen as a personal response to seeing the light and its power to simplify the subject. The skills developed over the next thirty-five years of art practice was to write and rewrite a plethora of ways to paint the visceral reaction to light. This definitive journey included four years of academic study culminating with a Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture). in 2015

Her art practice is the culmination of the places she has visited, and the moments experienced. She sees masterpieces in the mundane and her fascination with every light filled minute is reflected in what she paints.

Finally Andrea embraces the philosophy of Degas that one must study all the basics whose discipline yields artistic freedom. Enlightened by this freedom Andrea Chapman eliminates in her painting style a connection to her past and the original marks that shaped the artist she is today.

Private commissions are located locally and abroad.

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Curriculum Vitae

Andrea Chapman

Contact Details

Telephone 49227826

Mobile 0412612661

Email achapman27@optusnet.com.au

Web www.andreachapmanartist.com.au 

Facebook Andrea Chapman Artist

Instagram Andrea Chapman Artist.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture) Curtin University

Life member of Royal Queensland Art Society Inc. (Rockhampton Branch)

Secretary RQAS 2007

Exhibitions & Prizes

2006 Highly commended - “Australia Day, Main Beach, Yeppoon”

Capricorn Coast Art Festival

2007 Joint exhibition with Nola Roberts at Walter Reid Cultural Centre

“The days we will remember - stitched in time”

2008 Artwork selected for promotion of “Journey of the Fitzroy River” Exhibition

Rockhampton Art Gallery

2009 First Prize - “The Adventure” 33rd Art Competition and Exhibition

Blackwater State High School

2015 Finalist - The Bayton Award, Rockhampton

2015 Finalist - Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition

2015 Best overall painting of Blackwater Art Exhibition

2016 Solo Exhibition “A palimpsest in Paint” – Walter Reid Cultural Centre

2016 SA LIFE Magazine – Story on “Slow Movers” 

2016 Best Oil Painting of Blackwater Art Exhibition

2016 People’s Choice – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

2016 Highly Commended – Bundaberg Arts Festival – Watercolour (Street Scene)

2017 Finalist - Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition

2017 People’s Choice – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

2018 Finalist Morris Art Prize

2018 Overall winner – Paint the Port Gladstone (Painting now part of the permanent collection of the Gladstone Regional Gallery

2018 Finalist - Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards and Exhibition

2018 People’s Choice – Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards

2019 Finalist – Brisbane Rotary Art Spectacular

2019 Best overall painting of Blackwater Art Exhibition

2019 Peoples Choice Award Blackwater Art Exhibition

2019 Finalist - The Bayton Award, Rockhampton

2019 Central Highlands Regional Council Acquisitive Award (Permanent collection Emerald Art Gallery)

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Workshop Requirements

Watercolours

The following colours are a suggestion, if you have a selection of your favourite colours please feel free to bring them.


Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Cerulean Blue

Lemon Yellow 

Aureolin

Cadmium Orange

Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Rose

Light Red

Cobalt Turquoise

Cadmium Red

Raw Umber

Brown Madder

Burnt Sienna

Raw Sienna 

Perylene Green

Neutral Tine

Opaque White Gouache


Palette

When you set out to purchase your palette you will be overwhelmed with choice. The best advice I can give you is to choose one with generous sized mixing wells and a good quantity of paint wells. I have left a list of suggestions regarding boards, brushes, easels and palettes with Vicki at Mi-Art East Street, Rockhampton, phone 4922 5040.


Brushes

Your brushes must have perfect points. You are better off with two good brushes than ten useless ones. They don’t have to be the most expensive in the shop and there are some great nylon brushes on the market. Remember that large brushes for large shapes and small brushes for small shapes. I will bring a selection of brushes for students to experiment with.


Paper and Board

Paper type is a personal choice but for this workshop I will be using Arches 300gsm rough. If you are new to watercolour, its best to keep your work small but nothing under A4 (21 x 30cm). I have a lightweight board 45 x 65 cm (to suit A2), and this board is used in conjunction with my lightweight plein air easel. If you plan to work smaller, then your board can be smaller.


Easel

Your easel should be lightweight, portable and adjustable to a variety of angles. I like to paint standing up whilst outdoors and carry a small camp stool to take a break. My easel only weights 1.5 kg and my stool not much more, add to that my paints, board, brushes and paper and it can become a juggling act. Other artists use a small lightweight table and stool and the remainder of their equipment goes into a knapsack. Please feel free to contact me if you need any advice.


Water Container

Choose a container that will hold enough water to continually wash out your brush. I use a half filled 2 litre yogurt bucket to prevent spills. Carry extra water to empty and refill for each new painting.


Miscellaneous Items

Masking tape and paper towels are a must, along with your sketchbook and pencil. I always carry insect repellent and sunscreen and am happy to share as a little goes a long way. Don’t forget your hat, camera and your water bottle (drinking) So, let’s have some fun.

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