Workshops: Landscapes in Watercolour III

16 June 10:00

Friday 16th June 2017
West Berkshire Museum
10am – 1pm, £30

Seasonal moods: branches, leaves, colours
This workshop is equally suitable for the complete beginner who wants to start painting their own landscapes watercolours and those with some experience who want to clarify concepts and explore new techniques.

It follows on from Landscapes in Watercolour I & II but it stands alone as a focused workshop if desired. We recommend that you have visited the Lie of the Land exhibition at the museum first.

In this workshop we will look at variation of the landscape and explore what changes from season to season. What makes a picture fill autumnal or wintery? We will use watercolours to paint a series of pictures with different moods depending on what season they represent.

We will practice trees and their seasonal changes as well as changes to overall colours and light.  Colour explorations will include mixing good browns and greens, for tree trunks and leaves as well as greys for shadows.

What to bring to the workshop:

Sketchbook or paper that can take watercolours, soft pencils (HB or 2B), pens (biro or ink pen), watercolour set and brushes.

Please ask the tutor for some materials notes when joining in.

To book a place on these workshops please call the museum 01635 519562 or email

About the tutor:Isobel Self Portrait
Isabel has lived in Newbury since 2003 where she practices as an architect and artist. Her passion is watercolour, easy to carry around and sketch on the go and likes experimenting and mixing media to get interesting effects. Isabel’s work, whether in watercolour, printmaking or drawing is full of colour.  She takes part yearly in the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios and she is an associated member of the Oxford Printmakers Cooperative.

An avid sketcher, Isabel takes her sketchbook everywhere. Stopping to sketch allows stories and anecdotes to develop of which she is reminded of later when developing her work. She shares her sketches in her blog and also in the Urban Sketchers Spanish and London blogs.

Favourite subjects include Newbury urban and landscape scenes, Brighton piers, Sudan deserts and Segovia in Spain. Her work includes pieces from her travels in Australia, America, and other European and UK destinations.

This workshop is part of a series;

19th May 2017, 10am to 12 noon
Introduction to landscape painting – Gathering information.  2 hrs £25

26th May 2017, 10 am to 1pm
Landscapes in Watercolour I – Washes and mark making techniques. 3 hrs £30

9th June 2017, 10am to 1pm
Landscapes in Watercolour II – Composition: Sky is the limit. 3 hrs £30

Discount offer: Book all 4 workshops for £100 (save £15)