Throughout the summer, I have headed a series of art classes for West Dunbartonshire Council at Clydebank Town Hall, focusing on both landscape and seascape painting.
Attended by students of varying ages and experience, these sessions concentrated on some of the more experimental techniques that can be used when working with mixed media and watercolour.
As a medium, watercolour has a reputation for being one of the most challenging to master, and, as a result, artists can often feel intimidated by the prospect. I felt that my role as tutor was to provide the classes with an unconventional approach to watercolour that could yield both exciting and immediate results.
The students really embraced the task, throwing caution to the wind by painting in a new and spontaneous manner. The outcomes achieved were thrilling, and I hope that I managed to inspire those present to be adventurous as they enjoy the use of watercolour in the future.
Further art classes are being pencilled in for 2017, details of which will be published here as soon as they are finalised. In the meantime, here is a selection of the work produced by this year's classes for you to enjoy.