Phil Biggs demonstrates for WSA

Apologies for being a bit tardy writing about last month’s demonstration, I’ve been too busy painting.


In April Phil Biggs travelled all the way from Lincolnshire to demonstrate his watercolour technique.

Phil, a self-taught artist, re-created a Lake District landscape which he had painted many times using a limited palette of seven Winsor and Newton colours; cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, Naples yellow, turquoise, magenta, Prussian blue, and cadmium orange. The reason for the restricted palette is that it helps to harmonise the colours throughout the painting.

It was a very interesting and informative evening which ended with the artist donating his painting to the society.


Phil’s prepared drawing on 300lb stretched paper

























Half way through.


Adding the final shadows to bring the painting to life.


The finished work.

























Our next demonstration is on Thursday 12th May at 7.30pm , St. Martin’s Church Hall, when our demonstrator is WSA member and self taught artist, Pat Ryan.

Pat works in mixed media covering a range of subjects. He will be demonstrating a mm landscape.

See you there.