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Capturing the Beauty of Flowers & Gardens in watercolour

Sian Dudley

7th - 11th May 2023


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Capture the beauty of flowers, plants,

trees and shrubs in the beautiful

Somerset gardens of Bishop's Palace

and Kilver Court Gardens including the

well pools, moat, streams and lakes, all

with beautiful reflections with buildings

playing a supporting role.

We will spend some time out on

location in the gardens gathering

information through observation,

sketches and photographs which will

then be developed into full blown

paintings in the studio.

Sian will tutor through a mixture of

demonstrations, group exercises, and

individual guidance according to your

prior experience. The aim of the

demonstrations will be to show how

the unique and elusive properties of

watercolour transparency and

freshness can be achieved. The basic

technical information will also be

covered, with lots of tips and

techniques, and plenty of opportunities

to apply them to your choice of


She approaches each person's needs

at a highly individual level and is

perfectly happy working with

beginners as well as more experienced

painters who feel in need of new

inspiration to make more progress.

Sian's interest in the exciting

properties of watercolour lends itself

to an approach that encourages

students to discover when to control

the medium and when to allow its



Sian Dudley


Sun 7th May


Thu 11th May


Wells, Somerset


The Swan Hotel




Sketching & Painting

  Single Room


  Single Occ


  Double Occ