Painting Amongst the Paperbarks

JudeScott's Watercolour Workshop

Painting Amongst the Paperbarks

Jude Scott’s Watercolour Workshop in May was the third watercolour workshop held at Guilderton by Jude Scott who is a generous and skilful teacher who is gaining a growing international reputation.

On Saturday we learnt about creating a warm and cool background, giving figures movement against a soft background and on Sunday we painted amongst the Paperbarks along the boardwalk on the Moore River. Here we painted reflected light and shadows to capture the trees, river and the soft edges of the desert.  We mixed colours to achieve the subtle tones of the vegetation.

Painting Amohgst the Paperbarks
Some people were new to the subtleties of watercolour but they excelled and created great paintings. Some were doing their first painting since high school. In the show and tell on Sunday afternoon when all the paintings were displayed together, we realised the enormous amount of work we had done.

Thanks again to the Country Club for supplying our lunches and teas as well as a picnic for the trip to the river boardwalk.

Jude has offered to come again next year, so watch this space.                            Anne Gilkes