WORKSHOP 33 – Seascape – PASTEL WITH UNDERPAINTING – Sept 22nd 3pm London UK

3.5Hrs SEASCAPE – Pastel – With Underpainting

On booking, I will send you login details and Zoom details

Virtual Event - 2021 - Wednesday Sept 22nd 3pm – 6.30pm  UK  London  15.00hrs – 18.30hrs
FEE: £29.95 

This 3.5 hour-long Live Zoom class includes instruction, demonstration, and question + answer time. It will help you interpret photographs and help you to see what is needed to turn a photo into a painting. Looking at light and composition to develop into something amazing rather than ordinary.

We will look at sea textures and how to make the sea flow with energy and movement. We will also cover Composition, Values, Colour Temperatures, Recession, Depth of Field and Movement.

We are going to create in underpainting, then pastel, then paint, then pastel, then paint, then pastel to create a masterpiece.

Students will need, for each class:

  • Students will need  1 sheet of WHITE Canson TOUCH Paper. I suggest Half a full sheet.  I will be working on a sheet 450mm x 450mm roughly  Click here for source
  • Water jar, rags,
  • A watercolor brush, I recommend: Size HALF inch flat, nothing special
  • Printouts of the attached reference material. (sent to registered students)
  • Hairdryer to speed up drying time.A good source of materials from Jacksons Art London Click Here

Inks - You can use watercolour or waterbased Inks that work well especially for darks

I use Daley Rowney Aquafine Inks. Click here for UK delivery  and Winsor and Newton Calligraphy Inks Click here for UK delivery, although you can source your own brands as long as they are lightfast and water based. Click here for Jacksons Own Brand of Inks, very good.

  • Blue Black.. You can mix black and Blue together to get this or use the Winsor and Newton Blue Black
  • Indian Red or similar
  • Turquoise
  • Bright Blues
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Violet or Magenta

Good selection of Watercolours

You can incorporate Watercolours with the Inks, so a lemon Yellow for instance, there is no need to purchase the Ink if you have a watercolour... The Main Blues for the water i prefer to be Inks for their intensity.


    • A Hard pastel such as Conte sticks. A white and Black, Click Here for Source UK. I prefer the harder white as they dont fill the tooth of the paper.
    • A light turqouise tint
    • A medium turqouise
    • A dark turqouise
    • Dark Prussian Blue
    • An Ultramarine
    • A Phthalo Blue
    • A Blue Grey
    • Blue Violets
    • Grey Greens
    • Grey Browns
    • Dark Brown
    • Soft White
    • Purple greys
      I like to use some neutral colours for the rocks, so any blue greys, grey greens, grey browns, dark browns etc would be an advantage. Lots of turquoise and turqouise greens.
  • Perhaps a few darker pastel pencils for cracks in rocks etc