Hollyhock Watercolour Workshop

Sunrise from Cortes Island

Sunrise from Cortes Island

It was a real pleasure to provide a watercolour workshop at  Hollyhock , “Canada’s lifelong learning centre”, on Cortes Island , BC, a few weeks ago and paint with a fine group of artists. The contemplative ambiance, facility , lodging and food was excellent as well as the variety of subjects to paint.  After an early sunrise, participants had the opportunity to join in a yoga/ body work sessions before breakfast. Then we started  with  some demos and painted  on the beach in the morning, following the tide lines. After lunch  the artist’s had the opportunity to continue working or go explore the island . By 3pm sessions resumed to capture the afternoon light . Then again after another healthy buffet dinner we would have another painting session that would continue  into dusk.

Along with the stunning beach, the gardens and forest trails were also a fine source of inspiration. The only problem was that the 4 night workshop went to fast! So we are happy to announce another watercolour workshop again next year  with and extra day.

“Artist’s Journey with Watercolour”

May 31th – June 5, 2015

Explore the magical flowing spontaneity and essential techniques of this travel friendly medium. Discover painting as a form of meditation and “seeing”, allowing you to capture the moment with paper and brush.   All levels welcome.

Tuition: $525 CDN / 5 nights

All inclusive accommodations and meals charged separately.

Cortes Island & Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

800-933-6339 x 232 hollyhock.ca

Registration should start by mid November 2014 , please feel free to contact us to be notified when registration begins.

"Painting on the beach at Hollyhock"

“Painting on the beach at Hollyhock”

"David giving a demo on the beach at Hollyhock"

“David giving a demo on the beach at Hollyhock”

 

"Working into the underpainting and learning to control the hard and soft edges of the mountain and cloud shapes."

“Working into the underpainting and learning to control the hard and soft edges of the mountain – cloud shapes.”

"Painting the shoreline grasses, an excersise in negative shape reading, and staying cool in the shade!"

“Painting the shoreline grasses, an exercise in negative shape reading, and staying cool in the shade!”

"Some of the fine watercolourists!"

“Some of the fine watercolourists!”

"Sunrise painting from Cortes Island"

“Sunrise painting from Cortes Island”

About David McEown

Artist, Landscape Painter, Art instructor, Musician
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2 Responses to Hollyhock Watercolour Workshop

  1. Krysia S says:

    David you find the most interesting places in the world… I envy your passion
    Thank you for sharing
    Stay well and prosper
    Krystyna

    ●♥●ڿڰۣஓڿڰۣ ●♥● 🙈🙉🙊

    Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:57:31 +0000
    To: krystynastyrna@hotmail.com

  2. rograpas says:

    Reblogged this on Espacio de Rosa and commented:
    Excelentes pinturas.

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