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Gradations with Watercolours with Frank Townsley

Granville Island
Sun, August 12, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Sun, August 12, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Have you ever wanted to learn how to create gradation effects with watercolours?

If so, come join Frank Townsley as he demonstrates how to do so using wet-on-wet techniques! Gradations are an effective and unique tool which can benefit water colourists of all skill levels. You will not only learn how to simulate clouds, fog, mist, and smoke, but as well as create a sense of perspective with curvature in rocks, smooth tree trunks, architecture, and even animals. Gradation can also be created for loose, soft backgrounds for florals and vignette painting styles – the possibilities are endless!

August 7, 2018 – Please note: This demonstration is now full, but please sign up for the wait list: often there is an attendee who needs to cancel. Thank you for your interest!

Frank Townsley was born in North Vancouver 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 had been printed and distributed throughout Canada through Canadian Gallery Prints in Port Moody.

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.


Gradations with Watercolours
Gradations with Watercolours
Gradations with Watercolours