J E Anderson Wood
In my classes you will have an opportunity to learn the basics of watercolour with positive teaching in a friendly atmosphere. Through simple exercises you will find out the best way to apply washes, good colour mixing, and descriptive brushwork, and you will develop your interpretive skills in a variety of subjects such as still life, landscape and floral subjects. Your understanding of the medium, your appreciation of art, and your drawing ability will all develop as you progress.
- Future Tuition:
- Painting in Scotland
- Mondays: Watercolour in Dorking
- Tuesday Evening Watercolour Class
I completed my art school career with a post graduate course in Printmaking at the Slade School of Art, and began teaching part time and exhibiting prints and drawings at several London galleries and European Art Fairs. I started painting in watercolour when I gave up the demands of my lithography studio in London, and moved to Surrey to bring up my two daughters.
Working in this exciting medium was a natural progression for me. The magical translucency of ink and paint is part of a shared repertoire of subtle visual qualities in both stone lithography and watercolour painting.
My watercolours have been shown in group exhibitions at the Fire & Iron Gallery in Leatherhead, and at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. In 2007 I was elected as an exhibiting member of the Dorking Group of Artists, and take part in their regular exhibition programme.
In watercolour, I mix the traditional with contemporary and experimental approaches; I move from landscape subjects to still life and back again, delighting in the opportunities to play with the medium that the change in subject allows, keeping my interest in painting in watercolour lively and adventurous. In the end I'm just delighted and absorbed by painting in a medium that transforms my subjects into light and colour, capturing my imaginative and inventive response to the world around me.
Teaching for me is a creative and enriching activity. I have always taught part time alongside my professional practice, on a variety of courses at art schools throughout the country. I hold classes in Leatherhead, Effingham, & Dorking, and holiday courses in Scotland.
Painting & Drawing in Scotland
Our third painting holiday in Scotland is over, after a fabulous week with ten talented people at all stages of ability painting in water colour or acrylic. We had to work with the weather of course, but the house is so brilliant to work from - lovely views from every window, so that great compositions can be painted from inside the house looking out, or from the deck that stretches all round the house. Everyone progressed and developed their skills, and went home tired, and very pleased with some good paintings. Good food and good company makes this painting holiday 'a house party with painting'!
We hope to hold another painting and drawing holiday next year so do contact me if you might be interested!
- Future Exhibitions:
- Painting in Scotland
Buildings, Figure, Flowers And Gardens, Landscape, Portrait, Seascapes and Water, Skies, Still Life, Trees and Foliage