Watercolour, learn to paint Seascapes & Harbours with Kevin Scully

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Watercolour, learn to paint Seascapes & Harbours with Kevin Scully

Time & Location

24 Oct, 10:30 – 16:30 BST
The Henley School of Art, The Studio, 30c Hart St, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AU, UK

About the Event

Watercolour, learn to paint Seascapes & Harbours with Kevin Scully

Sunday 24th October 2021

10.30am - 4.30pm

Join us on this one-day, light-hearted, and fun workshop where you will be painting seascapes and harbour scenes in a loose and lively way, for beginner to intermediate artists. 

You'll be shown ways in which you can produce a variety of paintings, from wild and crashing seas to calm and colourful harbour scenes. You'll learn about painting water and skies, reflections and shadows, and how these can be rendered simply and with as little detail as possible.

All reference material will be provided, but please feel free to bring along any images that you would like to paint from.

You will need to provide your own materials - we decided that it would make the Workshop prohibitively expensive if we bought all the kit that you would need.  The good news is that in buying everything yourself, you will have the tools you'll need to carry on gloriously painting, with all your new found knowledge, at home!

Materials List:


Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolours are perfectly adequate for those starting out in watercolour painting but if you want to spend a bit more money, I suggest you buy the best quality paints that you can afford and preferably in small tubes.

Among the best 'Artists Quality' paints are those made by Winsor & Newton, Schmincke, Daniel Smith, and Jackson's.

These are the colours I tend to use, but anything similar will be fine:

· Cadmium Yellow Light

· Cadmium Yellow Deep (orange)

· Cadmium Red

· Permanent Rose or Magenta

· Cobalt Blue

· Ultramarine

· Cerulean Blue

· Hooker's Green

· Perylene Green

· Viridian or Phthalo Green

· Dioxazine Violet

· Raw Sienna

· Burnt Sienna

· Raw Umber

· Payne's Grey


Good quality watercolour paper - at least 140lb, NOT surface - Saunders Waterford, Bockingford, Arches, Fabriano, Daler Rowney, etc. This can be in a pad, a block, or loose sheets. Any size similar to A3 or thereabouts is adequate.


Watercolour brushes in a variety of sizes including a large, flat brush for washes, and a square 1/2" or 3/4" brush. Sable brushes are excellent but expensive, so good quality synthetic brushes are fine.

Other materials

Large watercolour palette - plastic or metal

An HB pencil and sharpener

Putty rubber

Masking tape

A small atomiser bottle

A small tube of white gouache

A ruler

Kitchen towel or tissues

This is a fairly comprehensive list, but it doesn't matter if you don't have everything, as there will be some materials available to borrow.

Age 17+ (no exceptions)

PLACES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE - if your plans change, please don't ask us to refund/transfer your place (have a look at our t's & c's below for more info).




Due to an extremely small admin team, the time it takes up and the financial difficulty it causes the HSA, we are unable to offer refunds / transfers to another session / gift vouchers for orders made in error, changed plans or a changed mind. Please bear this in mind BEFORE placing an order.

We are unable to offer refunds / transfers to another session / gift vouchers for forgotten/missed sessions which are the responsibility of the purchaser.

In the extremely rare case where a refund is issued there will be a service charge taken for our time and the payment/booking charges we have incurred.

If it's our fault:

If you're unable to attend the session through a mishap/error on our part, we will make sure you are provided with a voucher to attend any forthcoming sessions of the same type - alternatively we will issue a refund or find another solution.

The income from all our sessions is used to pay for our brilliant tutors, models & photographers, the rent on our studio, overheads and of course to pay the salaries of the hard working folk behind the scenes.

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