Watercolour – ‘Tea Time’ Hills Road Adult Ed.

These tasty tea time treats were painted in watercolour, introducing ideas about selecting composition from still life.

With careful observation and technical details – look at the paper cases on the fondant fancies by Catherine or the summer berries by Kelly.

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Turner Exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum

For those of you interested in watercolour – take some delightful time out to see these amazing paintings on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/article.html?5108

Exhibitions

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Ruskin’s Turners

The Fitzwilliam Museums’ collection of watercolours by J.M.W. Turner was founded in 1861 by the generous gift of twenty-five watercolours from John Ruskin, Turner’s most fervent champion and critic. The exhibition includes watercolours made for engraving, book illustration and vignettes, as well as landscape watercolours.

The restrictions which Ruskin imposed on the terms of his gift mean that these drawings may not be lent outside the Museum. This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to view the Turner watercolours that once formed part of his collection.

Tue 16 June 2015 to Sun 4 October 2015
Shiba Gallery (14)
Free

The Fitzwilliam Museum Watercolour Exhibition

http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/whatson/exhibitions/article.html?5107

Exhibitions

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WATERCOLOUR – Elements of nature

Stunning landscapes, exquisite portrait miniatures and delicate flower drawings by masters including Samuel Palmer and Paul Cézanne – the collection of watercolours in the Fitzwilliam Museum is one of the finest in the world.

Rarely exhibited and in superb condition, the works on show highlight the extraordinary versatility of the medium, showing how it was used from the Middle Ages onwards to illuminate manuscripts, paint delicate likenesses, accurately record botanical detail and to capture fleeting moments of nature.

Drawn exclusively from the Fitzwilliam’s outstanding collections, the exhibition will include miniatures by Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver, botanical drawings by Pierre-Joseph Redouté, as well as a series of superb landscape watercolours by John Constable, Peter de Wint, John Sell Cotman, Samuel Palmer, J. M. Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cézanne, Camille Pissarro and Paul Nash.

It will be complemented by an exhibition in the Shiba Gallery of watercolours by J.M.W. Turner, many given to the Museum by his greatest champion, John Ruskin.

Sea shells and beach pebbles with Hills Road Adult Ed class

Geoffrey beautiful oyster shell

Geoffrey beautiful oyster shell

Mary Jane groups a collection of shells and pebbles

Mary Jane groups a collection of shells and pebbles

Kelly has a great use of masking fluid to create the highlights on the sunglasses

Kelly has a great use of masking fluid to create the highlights on the sunglasses

George lifts the dark colouration of this mermaids purse

George lifts the dark colouration of this mermaids purse

Wendy uses a stipples painting technique

Wendy uses a stipples painting technique

Ajita uses  soft shadows to bring depth to her painting

Ajita uses soft shadows to bring depth to her painting

Debbie works in miniature using a 0 paint brush to work this tiny she'll selection

Debbie works in miniature using a 0 paint brush to work this tiny she’ll selection

Sarah chooses very different colour based shells for her composition

Sarah chooses very different colour based shells for her composition

Wendy uses a range of grey for her painting of this fossil

Wendy uses a range of grey for her painting of this fossil

Mary Jane groups a collection of shells and pebbles

Mary Jane groups a collection of shells and pebbles

david uses a lovely subtle palette for this composition of oysters shells

david uses a lovely subtle palette for this composition of oysters shells