About the Course
Just teach me how to do it!
Step by step guided projects for watercolour beginners and watercolour challenges for the more advanced. You will grow and develop your own style and gain confidence in your work.
Please choose artist quality paint (*essential colours)
Alizarin Crimson Permanent *
Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre*
Lemon yellow or Auriolin
Cadmium Orange or Hansa Yellow
Brushes (as listed or similar)
Pure Squirrel mop Windsor and Newton size two or three or “Neef” Squirrel Mix about size 16
“Neef” Squirrel Mix size 8
“Neef” Squirrel Mix size 2 or a rigger
Water colour paper: Archers 185 or 300 medium or similar cotton rag paper
2b pencil and sketch book,
Waterproof firm support board
Masking fluid (optional)
Born in Queensland Margaret grew up with the colours of the outback and the rainforest which are reflected in her works. She gained a love of the Australian bush from her childhood family camping holidays.
In her paintings she hopes to bring some of outside indoors, to give a rest and a breath of fresh air to the viewer. Margaret has a fascination with how light interplays with the landscape and also enjoys observing and painting wildlife.
Margaret is a local artist who has studied acrylic and oil painting under Maree Sproats at Dural Art Studios, and leant watercolour and pen and wash with Joe Cartwright at Penrith. She has also attended seminars with well know local artists. Her main influence though was her mother, Gwen Chalmers, who was a passionate painter of over 30 years.
Margaret enjoys Plein Air painting excursions. She has been teaching art classes for adults and children in various mediums for seven years. She also greatly appreciates encouragement from her husband Michael in all things painting.