Expressive Watercolour - Birdlife & Animals JULY with Paul Oswin

It's time to loosen up and get expressive with your watercolours and add in your other favourite drawing mediums - inks, markers, gel pens and more. We are flying up Paul Oswin for a weekend to share his passion for colour and birdlife so that you can bring your favourite birds or animals to life in colour. 

Many people are discovering and rediscovering watercolour painting as an exciting an expressive medium. With Paul's workshop you can break from the traditions of painting and develop an expressive skill set that will help develop more visual movement in your wet medium painting.

Paul's aim in painting is to marry strong compositional methods with expressive qualities. He also develops rich textural elements by re-working finished painting with markers, pens and pencils.

Paul demonstrates his painting methods in a series of simple steps that participants can easily follow along. Participants can also take home an information sheet that outlines these steps for future reference as well.

Gain some new tips and tricks that will help your own artistic journey in a relaxed and creative environment. This workshop is suitable for both the beginner and experienced painter alike.

Materials:

IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER AND HAVE NO MATERIALS, ARTABLE IS ABLE TO SUPPLY BRUSHES & WATERCOLOUR PAINTS AND THEN YOU JUST NEED TO STOCK UP ON THE PAPER AND OTHER BITS FROM AN ART SHOP (MUSGRAVE ARTS IS EXCELLENT). CONTACT US TO ADVISE US IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO BRING THESE FOR YOU.

Watercolour paints and/or inks - the koh-i-noor bights discs are fun to use or a variety of watercolour tubes in the colours of your choice. 

Black drawing ink

Masking fluid

Watercolour paper - at least an A3 size 300gsm x 4 sheets. Feel free to bring full watercolour sheets to try something larger or even to cut in half and use too.

Masking tape

Water containers

Watercolour Brushes - Round size 10 and 6 and a liner brush as a minimum, otherwise bring along a selection from your own kit.

Paper Towel

Optional materials:

Bird or Animal References

IPad/ phone

White gel pens

Waterproof fineliners

Pipettes

Salt

Dip pens (often used for calligraphy)

Paint markers (these are markers that have paint in them. Ie. Posca)

LOCATION

RQAS Broadbeach - you can park out the front or next to the park.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Please refer to the terms & conditions at the bottom of the site for changes to your booking. We have a very strict no changes to booking inside of 7 days policy.

LUNCH

You can BYO lunch or head to the cafe over the road.

Location:

RQAS - 25 Broadbeach Blvd Broadbeach

Book online

$375 per person

Meet the Teach

Paul Oswin

Artist Statement

My artwork is inspired by the nature and environment of the Mallee region.

Local birds and animals are often my choice of subject. Their shapes, colours and movements are well suited to the style of painting that I enjoy. Using expressive marks and bold colours, I aim to capture more than a physical likeness. I want to create a sense of a subject’s character and the impression of its environment.

I use a combination of watercolour paint and coloured inks on paper. I also make use of markers and pens to further develop textural elements and strengthen the rhythmic qualities to the work.

Education

Bachelor of Art (Fine Art), printmaking major, La Trobe University Mildura 2000

Diploma of Education, La Trobe University Bendigo 2003

Awards

Best Drawing, Rotary Club of Kerang 2010 Annual Easter Art Show.

Short Listed for the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery National Print and Drawing Awards 2010, 2014 and 2018

Winner of the ‘Any other medium’ section of the Rotary Club of Kerang 2011 Annual Easter Art Show.

Best Watercolour, Rotary Club of Kerang 2015 Annual Easter Art Show

Highly Commended, Rotary Club of Kerang 2015 Annual Easter Art Show

Gunnawarra Shire Acquisition Award, Rotary Club of Kerang 2016 Annual Easter Art Show

Highly Commended, Rotary Club of Kerang 2017 Annual Easter Art Show

Solo Exhibitions

Vitality- Nejakarto Gallery, Kerang 2010

On Paper- Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 2010

Kerang- Sir John Gorton Library, Kerang 2011

Relief - Stefano's Gallery 25, Mildura 2011

Lino Man – Red Brick Gallery, Ballarat 2012

Matrix – Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 2012

Birds - Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 2015

Paul Oswin Art- Cohuna Community Art Gallery 2015

Mallee Birds – Sir John Gorton Library 2016

Birds of the Mallee- Mildura Arts Centre

Mallee Birds- Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery 2018

Feather, Fur and Fin- Cohuna Community Art Gallery 2018

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