Paul Talbot Greaves is a professional landscape painter who regulary contributes to The Artist magazine and has published 4 art books.
His work reflects the rugged scenery of the landscape. He draws his inspiration from the remains of the pre-industrial era where crumbling enclosure walls and ancient pastimes still survive. It is this open mountain and moorland terrain that inspires him to explore the spirit of historical connections using layers of colour, texture, shapes and patterns applied with energy and feeling. Painting bold and colourful with watercolour.
Many people do not realise that watercolour can be as bright, vibrant and striking as oil or acrylic, but it can. Come and learn how to layer up colour and value to create a depth and richness in your paintings without creating mud.
About the Artist
I am a professional landscape painter and I work in watercolour and acrylic. Many of my subjects are sought amongst the moors and hills of my native West Yorkshire and beyond. Throughout my painting life I have been made a Companion of the International Guild of Artists, an Associate of the British Watercolour Society, a Professional Associate and advisory panellist of the SAA, president of the Halifax Art Society, as well as an advisory panellist for Artists and Illustrators magazine. In 2013 I won the Pennine Wealth Management Award for 'Best in Show' at Holmfirth Artweek and I have exhibited my work in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in 2013 and 2015.
I regularly contribute to The Artist magazine and have four practical art books published to date- 'Watercolour for starters' is published by David and Charles (2004), '30 Minute Landscapes' published by Walter Foster, USA (2008), '30 Minute Landscapes in Watercolour' published by Harper Collins (2009) and 'Landscapes in Watercolour' published by Crowood Press (2009). Some of my work is also published in 'Watercolour layer-by-layer' (Walter Foster, USA). I have been teaching and demonstrating watercolour and acrylic painting for eighteen years.
Materials to Bring
You will need: (This is a list of items that will help you achieve bold values and rich colours.)
Watercolour paint – preferably Winsor Newton artist or student quality tubes
100% Cotton watercolour paper such as Saunders Waterford or Arches no less than 300gsm weight. I usually work to 1/2 imperial size but please feel free to work on the size you feel most comfortable with.
Watercolour brushes including a squirrel mop brush for best effects
Pencil (4B or 6B)
Source material that includes dark and light values. I will bring some spare images too just in case.
All materials are available to purchase from Calder Graphics on the day if required
Calder Art will provide the following materials for the workshop:
1 x Table Top Easel
1 x 13 x 17 12mm Warp resistant MDF Board
1 x Paint Pot
1 x Palette or Plate
Masking Tape and other sundry products are also available.
Refreshments are available all day (tea, coffee, biscuits) and there will be a lunch break of approximately one hour. Food is available to purchase on the day through the Blue Rooms Cafe. They serve both hot and cold meals and offer a 20% discount to everyone attending the event.
Minimum numbers apply for courses to run. Payment is due in full at the time of booking., either through the shop or online.Full refunds will be given if the courses cannot take place. If you cannot make the classes for any reason full refunds will be given up to 48 hours before.
You can book by calling us on our telephone number 01484422991 or in store.We also have an online booking option through our Facebook site: Calder Graphics. This will also give you a breakdown of details of the class and times to attend.If you have any issues booking online please give the shop a call and we will endeavour to sort this out over the phone.
Please bear with us while we develop our new website where a new booking method will also be available with details of all our classes.
Own materials will be required and a list of materials needed will be given on booking a workshop. Some classes will include materials provided which will be indicated.Refreshments for the day will be provided (tea, coffee, light refreshments), however you can bring your own lunches with you or book a meal/light snack from our very own Blue Rooms Café. They will kindly offer a 20% discount off their full menu range. Orders will be taken at the start of the day.
The nearest car park available to the venue is the multistorey next to Huddersfield bus station. All details are found on the link below.
Our venue is also a 2 minute walk from both the main bus and train stations