The demonstration generally lasts about 2 hours. The watercolour is painted in a vertical standing position on an easel and is illuminated with a natural light source from above. A sound system is also available for use when giving the demonstration to larger groups. A wide choice of subject material is available throughout the spectrum of rural landscape, coastal and marine paintings
The workshop takes on a different format. Working with a group of up to 20 people, a completed painting is produced as the subject of the workshop together with a foundation drawing to outline the main composition of the subject. These are both placed at the front of the class. A handout and a coloured reproduction of the subject is made available to all participants in the group for use a reference material. Tony will start to draw and paint the subject at the front of the class, stopping at regular stages to go around and discuss each individuals work with them and guide them as appropriate - until the painting is completed. At the end of the session Tony will express his comments and give encouragement to newcomers to painting. Also there is the opportunity for each participant to express their personal views not only on their own painting but also on the work of their colleagues.
The workshop usually takes around 4 hours, usually 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon with a break for lunch. This arrangement is flexible and can be done in two separate sessions.
Details of booking dates and fees can be given by contacting Tony Cowlishaw by telephone at 0115 9253976 , writing to 60 Redland Drive, Chilwell, Nottingham , NG9 5LE or by e.mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony also lectures on Italian Renaissance art and would be pleased to lecture at any art club/society.
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Tony Cowlishaw is an established professional artist, born in Shrewsbury , based in Nottingham since 1972, working in oil and watercolour media, who has exhibited at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery and the University of Nottingham Art Gallery. He exhibits his work at Craft Shows & Art Festivals throughout the country. Several hundred paintings are sold throughout the country each year and are in collections, not only in this country but throughout parts of the world.
Tony Cowlishaw exhibits original watercolour paintings, which include rural and coastal landscapes of the United Kingdom of Cumbria, Yorkshire, The Cotswolds, Norfolk and areas in the south of England as well as marine paintings. These are painted in the traditional English watercolour style. His policy is to sell original paintings, not prints.
Tony demonstrates and gives workshops at Art Societies and Art Clubs throughout the country and is also a judge for art exhibitions. In early 2004 he released his first instructional DVD on ‘The ‘Basic Techniques associated with Watercolour Painting' . Subsequent DVD' s on ‘Coast and Marine Watercolour Painting' and ‘Rural Landscape Watercolour Painting' followed. For the past three years he was invited by the organisers of Living Crafts to present a series of watercolour painting lectures/demonstrations at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, the largest craft show in Europe. A further series is planned for 2008 .Tony also demonstrated the art of coastal & marine watercolour painting at Art Materials Live at the NEC in November 2005. He has written several articles for national painting magazines , including Leisure Painter.
He also specialises in portraiture in oils and over the past few years has completed fourteen portraits commissioned by the University of Nottingham including portraits of Their Graces the Duke and Duchess of Rutland which hang in Rutland Hall at Nottingham University, completed in 1987, as well as many private commissions.
In 1992 he was commissioned by the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford to paint a portrait of the retiring Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford. Following presentation, the portrait was exhibited at a reception at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
Tony has been invited to demonstrate The Art of Watercolour Painting at a major craft event in 2011. There will be three timed demonstration on each day of the show at The Living Crafts, Art, Design and a Taste of Summer Show at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock. Oxfordshire. Saturday 28th May to Monday 30th May 2011. The show is open from 10am to 5pm daily.
Also Tony will be demonstrating watercolour technique at the Patchings Festival in the Search Press Marquee on 10th,11th and 12th June 2011.
Landscape, Old Masters, Seascapes and Water