August 2–11, 2019

Watercolour Demo: Painting the Light with Florals

August 8 (Thursday)
1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost: Free

Presenter: Marney-Rose Edge

Join Marney-Rose as she explores painting light and techniques needed to create the illusion within a flower in watercolour.  She will demonstrate painting a rich, dark, background that includes layering with transparent watercolours working wet-on-dry paper and discuss the key components needed for painting light. Ideas for backgrounds will be explored and she will also demonstrate glazing, wet-on-wet techniques, using the properties of the paint to your advantage, plus lifting and scrubbing. Colour, values and the importance of connecting shapes will be included in the discussion and demonstration.

Marney-Rose Edge was raised in New Zealand in the beautiful art deco seaside town of Napier. Born into a creative family, her dad was an avid amateur photographer and her mum hand-coloured photographs and dabbled in pastels. Ever since being a child, Marney-Rose has loved creating beautiful things and was always fascinated with colour. A natural teacher, Marney-Rose has a following with her watercolour classes and workshops. She also teaches privately.

Capturing the beauty of her garden is a major inspiration for her art. She loves capturing realism (sometimes bordering on surrealism) on a two-dimensional surface, making you think you can pick a flower, caress an egg or run your fingers through the fur of a well-loved pet, all with your eyes. She paints beauty with an air of romance.

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