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Discovering Watercolour: Workshop with David Webb

Avron House will be running an inaugural watercolour weekend with professional local watercolour artist, David Webb on the weekend of April 28th-29th.

This is the ideal opportunity to learn a range of traditional watercolour painting techniques during this relaxed and friendly, indoor-based weekend.

You'll receieve personal tuition from David, who will advise on disciplines including colour mixing, wet-into-wet and how to build your paintings from light to dark.

Materials are not included, but we can advise on what you should bring.

Prices start at £300 which includes all tuition, bed and breakfast accommodation, homemade lunches, cake and refreshments.

Places are limited, so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Call Avron House on 01803 294182 or email

For more information about the weekend or Avron House, please visit their website at

About David Webb

My artwork is mostly watercolour-based and, with a background as an illustrator, is unashamedly figurative. I do however, paint in a looser style than I once did in my illustration days. A couple of decades of highly detailed work led me to wonder that, perhaps, there might be bigger brushes available.

My work today is rooted in the pure watercolour tradition. I use transparent washes to build up my paintings, the whiteness of the paper playing an important role as I do not use white/opaque paint. This way of painting requires forward planning as any highlights must be avoided.

I work from life as much as possible but also work on more considered, or larger work, in the studio.

I have always had an interest in nature, which still inspires me to paint animals and wildlife today. However, my range of subject matter has broadened over the years to include landscape, seascape, buildings and still life.

One thing that inspires, whatever the subject, is light. If the light and atmosphere are right then any subject can be something worthwhile to paint.



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