A hot and humid Saturday afternoon of watercolour painting with 12 very enthusiastic and inspiring attendees at my workshop with ItchyFingers by Sarah & Schooling. (Check out their many workshops too!)
Since Christmas is just weeks away, we painted cupcakes and gingerbread men, and Christmas stollen and the fruitcake!
Each participant got to bring home their watercolour palette, brush and everything else on the table like the gingerbread man!
Upon giving a short demonstration on basic light and shadows, Colours and controlling the paintbrushes and water, off we go painting from the basics of a pingpong, to the ginger men and cakes!
The idea of this workshop is to introduce a new hobby to people who have always felt that drawing and painting is something complex that you will need talent to do it. Most of them came after breaking their wall of fear, afraid that they won't be painting beautifully.
But in fact, at least to me, there's no such thing as an ugly painting!
I've always thought that there's no such thing as talent in the arts because everyone expresses things in their own way and see things in their own perspective. Same goes for the output of ideas, sounds and images! What really matters is having fun while painting, and putting your sight and sounds on paper!
So I'm really glad that everyone enjoyed the session and that everyone couldn't stop painting till the end of the afternoon !
Might be going home in Singapore in March 2016 for a short weekend so keep a lookout on another Watercolour session! And hopefully I'll see you there! :)