Sharp Focus Watercolour

with Gordon Hanley

About the class

Take this very rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a weekend with ARC Living Master ™ Gordon Hanley.  Using the beautiful medium of  watercolour, Gordon will unlock the mysteries of sharp focus watercolour – from basic set up to the finished work.

In this workshop Gordon will discuss composition and basic colour theory and how they interact to create the foundations of a successful artwork. He will demonstrate all essential watercolour techniques including the art of stretching watercolour paper, putting together a practical colour palette, wet in wet and drybrush techniques and the use of masking fluid.

Gordon will also share with you his methods of how to create the illusion of texture and realism as he unlocks the secrets of what is – for many artists – such a difficult medium to master.

Regardless of your level, you will learn valuable new techniques and insights to help you in your future projects.

Additional $20 payable at registration for cost of specific watercolour paper


About Gordon

Gordon Hanley began his professional life as a scientist, and became a full time artist in 1993 following his first two solo exhibitions.  In the 90s he was one of the top selling print artists in Australia.

In 2009 his art shifted focus from watercolors to drawings in the Renaissance medium of silverpoint. In the past few years he has been drawing photorealist images in 24ct gold on paper that has been coated with grounds of his own design. He is now recognized as one of the world’s leading artists in the medium of metalpoint, and is one of the most collectable artists in Australia today.

His work has been featured on all major TV channels in Australia and he has been widely published in many art magazines around the world. In 2017 alone, there have been eight major articles on his art, including in the International Artist Magazine. In 2014 the ARC awarded him the status of “Living Master” (ARCLM). He exhibits widely and usually has at least one solo exhibition a year.

Gordon loves teaching, but due the incredible demand for his work he seldom finds the time to teach. This two day class is an incredibly rare opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business!

For art followers in SE Queensland, he will be holding a solo exhibition at the Richard Randall Gallery at the Mt. Coot-tha Botanical Gardens from 6 October – 9 October 17. Come and see this free collection of his amazing metalpoint work – one weekend only.

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