A Workshop with Viktoria Prischedko

Last weekend I was privileged to be on a watercolour workshop with Viktoria Pridshenko.

Viktoria is one of an elite group of exceptional watercolour painters and to be able to spend 4 days learning her techniques and approaches to watercolour painting was absolutely amazing.

The course was held in the East Devon Art Academy in Sidmouth, and very well organised and arranged by Cathy Osbond. Do look the Academy up as it does lay on many varied and interesting courses throughout the year

Sidmouth is a lovely seaside town that transports you back to childhood days at the seaside and is a lovely place to be for a few days anyway. Great fish and chips and great ice cream too. For lunch go to “The Filling Station” you will not be disappointed!

Over the four days of the course Viktoria painted watercolours and explained her approach and then we all tried to emulate using the techniques and ideas that she gave us. It was quite inspiring!

In the evenings I managed to paint a few little sketches of the area too in my traditional sketchbook style too, but I will be trying to incorporate her ideas into my future watercolours.

These are the watercolours that I managed to produce. They are much larger than I usually paint at 26 by 18 inches and are painted on Hahnemulle 600 gsm paper which works so well for this strongly wet into wet technique which Viktoria is so brilliant at.

Of course my watercolours were not in the same league as Viktoria’s but it was fantastic learning weekend. I hope you enjoy seeing them.

Watercolour 27 inches by 18. In the style of Viktoria Prischedko

Cherry trees. Watercolour 27 by 18 inches. In the style of Viktoria Prischedko

Sarlat en Caneda. Watercolour 27 by 18 inches. In the style of Viktoria Prischedko

Annecy in France. Watercolour 27 by 18 inches. In the style of Viktoria Prischedko

And here are the sketches of the area.

Sidmouth in Devon. Sketch book watercolour 10 inches by 8.

 

Sidmouth looking East. Sketch book watercolour 10 inches by 8

 

Fishing boats at Beer. Sketchbook watercolour 10 inches by 8

About brianswatercolours

After spending 40 years in Aerospace I now enjoy painting watercolours of our travels around the world. I also paint for others who would like reminders of there favourite places. Most of my paintings are painted from photos that I have taken, or taken by others. This blog shows some paintings from Yvonne's and my travels together. Have look at my other Blog www.aquarellesdefrance.wordpress.com

Posted on June 2, 2018, in Paintings from our travels, Sidmouth and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop too – watching Viktoria paint was spellbinding. I found her techniques difficult to master, but I suppose that’s part of what makes her a great artist – and me not! Like you, I intend to incorporate some of Viktoria’s techniques in my future work. I was particularly interested in the way she analysed her subject, made tonal sketches and used creative licence to make a pleasing composition. Good to meet you, Brian.

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  2. Andrea Neidle

    These are great Brian.

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  3. Thanks for the comment
    Brian

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  4. Brian, Love your enthusiasm and use of brilliant color in your new technique. Can’t wait to see more!

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  5. Hi Brian,
    I’m am very interested in purchasing a watercolor
    of our recent journey. Can you please let me know the pieces available.

    Thank you – hope all is well.
    Best to you and Yvonne !

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