L’Age Baston Painting Tutor Jane Anderson-Wood
Dates: 15th June & 22nd June
I’m looking forward to my third visit to L’Age Baston, to see the lovely house and gardens at L’Age Baston and the river and fairy tale Chateau in La Rochefoucauld. Nothing better than sitting in the shade with my sketchbook, various pens, water soluble graphite sticks and my tiny water-colour box, looking forward to a beautiful lunch or dinner prepared by Alex!
I am a painter and teacher working in water based media and I am best known for my landscapes and waterscapes. For me, teaching is a creative and enriching activity and I have had many years of teaching experience in art schools, adult education and private classes.
I have a passion for watercolour and bags of enthusiasm and regardless of whether you are a beginner or more experienced painter, I tailor my approach to the particular needs of each painter, with advice to help you become more fluent in your chosen medium.
I am used to helping people who are new to art, finding simple ways to take their first steps in watercolour or acrylics and encouraging more experienced painters to be more ambitious with their paintings.
My tuition will cover a mix of demonstrations working both outside and in the studio. Through morning demonstrations we will cover all the basics such as applying washes, colour mixing and brushwork and I will show you how to develop your personal ideas using your watercolour sketches and your photographic reference on your camera, iPad, or laptop.
I was a postgraduate student of the Slade Printmaking Department and for several years ran my own studio for stone lithography in London where I worked with many artists and publishers.
I made the natural transition and began painting in watercolour after moving to Surrey with my family. I have considerable knowledge of the medium of watercolour and I often mix traditional approaches with contemporary and experimental ideas.
My paintings are usually studio based, where I can develop the carefully organised and delicate washes and glazes which are so characteristic of my work. I also enjoy drawing and painting outside in the landscape too, when bold mark making and lively colour can also play a part in capturing what I see around me.
I exhibit my paintings regularly in groups and as an individual both locally in Surrey and also at the Royal Watercolour Society, the Society of Woman Artists, the Mall Galleries and the Bankside Gallery. I am also the Chairman of the Dorking Group of Artists.
This lovely venue offers a variety of landscape subjects to stimulate the imagination and a beautiful studio to work in too! We also will make a couple of trips away from the chateau to introduce new subject matter too. At the end of the week we will have a review of the work that has been produced at the Friday exhibition.
I hope to see you there for a fun week of art in wonderful surroundings.