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Texture in Watercolour with Frank Townsley

Granville Island
Sun, April 16, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sun, April 16, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Frank Townsley as he demonstrates the different textures you can achieve in your watercolour paintings.

Discover how a dry brush technique can add texture by simulating wood grain, cracks and stonework on old buildings, grass, evergreen trees and forests, even fur on mammals. He will also share his techniques for splattering which can simulate snowfall, wind-blown spume from a breaking wave, stars in a night sky, sand grains on a beach, as well as achieving that granitic look to rocks.

The technique of scratching will demonstrate how to create a crashing wave, add snow to distant trees and mountains, as well as highlights on icicles. Then learn how using salt can create the effect of foliage, or even a winter frost!

Space is limited and registration is required.
Please visit Opus Granville Island or contact them at 604‑736‑7028 to register.

Frank Townsley was born in Nort h Vancouve r and graduated with honours from the ‘Art Centre, College of Design’ in Pasadena, California in 1979. In the same year he was admitted into the Federation of Canadian artists, and won the first place Shell Canada award at his first exhibition in the spring of 1980. His works have been printed and distributed throughout Canada by Canadian Gallery Prints in Po rt Mo ody.

For the past 25 years he has taught both watercolour painting and photography through several venues in the lower mainland, and several demonstrations through Opus Art Supplies throughout the province. He has also compiled two instructional DVD’s on watercolour painting, and just released his first book this year on British Columbia, whereby he has incorporated 16 of his watercolour paintings, resulting in a flattering endorsement from wildlife painter Robert Bateman.


Texture in Watercolour
Texture in Watercolour