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Exploring Water Soluble Pencils/Pens & Watercolours


Carole Massey


Fri 7th July


Mon 10th July


Wye Valley


Bells Hotel






Watercolour, Acrylic, Pastels

  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ






We will explore different approaches to using water-soluble pencils,

watercolours and water soluble pens with some step-by-step paintings

and the opportunity to produce your own paintings.


On our first day, Carole will demonstrate a wide range of techniques for

using each medium, and show you how to paint skies, trees, water, as

well as two step-by step paintings. The first one will be a landscape using

water soluble pencils and then we will do a figure study using the pens

with watercolour added. These exercises will help you master the many

ways these inspiring media can be used to enhance your paintings.

On subsequent days you can choose a subject of your choice. You can

paint a landscape, a portrait, a seascape etc or work from Carole's

examples on display. Please bring suitable reference photos.

Water soluble pencils are an extremely versatile medium. They can be

used as a drawing medium or magically turn into a watercolour when

wetted. Water soluble pens can also be an ideal sketching medium and

produce exciting effects when watercolours are added.

Carole's approachable style of teaching will enable you to get the most

from your paintings as she will assist you with plenty of one-to-one


Also, through a combination of demonstrations and tips & techniques she

will show you how to get the results you want whether a complete

beginner or a more accomplished artist.