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Water Reflection & Transparencies in Oils - 2 Fridays | Marcel Desbiens

Water Reflection & Transparencies in Oils - 2 Fridays | Marcel Desbiens

Learn an easy way to paint the impossible! You will learn to paint water reflections in 2 different methods.

Learn how you can recreate the beautiful softness of colours and tones depicting sky and trees reflections, undulations, tinted coloured water showing natural elements on the sand in shallow water.
The 2 methods are applied on 2 variations on a lake scenery to experience the application of colours with different degree of transparency. Another method will be used for special effects is the removing of paint on the second layer with special tools.

1. Acrylic undercoat and oil/alkyd as a second coat in opaque and semi-opaque first day, second day glazing transparent oil colours.
2. Colour undercoat in alkyd first day, oil colours second day.

Save yourself hours of experimentation and research by following Marcel Desbiens quick step-by-step demonstration process and achieve instant results. Plenty of “hands on” exercises will give you the opportunity to create those realistic effects with oils. You will learn to reproduce this transparency effect using a layering technique on a coloured background with the Alla prima method. The right choice of medium, opaque and transparent colours and brushes will make the process a breeze!

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Suitable for all skill levels!

What do I need to bring?

• Bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What is provided?

• All painting materials (paints, brushes, easels, etc.) provided.
• A relaxed and supportive learning environment
• Tea, coffee and biscuits

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Very high level of tuition delivered with ease - Marcel imparted years of experience with enthusiasm, passion & patience. The studio is very light, airy & clean and the overall vibe very welcoming & inclusive and very inspirational with the caliber of artists teaching & exhibition their work along the walls Thank you very much - I feel my painting practice has been reinvigorated with the new skills & the inspiration I received over the weekend......Jane Forte
  • Every class with Marcel is a wonderful experience, where you discover skills you thought you were incapable of!
  • The ease at which we developed the skill, Marcel is calm and took us through the steps with the expertise of a Master artist that he is! The group we were with were all approachable and friendly - an excellent two days. Recommend this course to any level of artist.....Tony C...Brisbane