2019 Course dates: October 13 – 17
Andrew has been painting landscapes and marine scenes since he was eleven. First inspired by watching artists paint the Thames barges by the quay in his home town, Maldon, he taught himself by looking at numerous paintings and books, watching good artists (such as Edward Wesson), and most importantly covering acres of paper with watercolour for pleasure.
Andrew started teaching 40 years ago and is particularly well known for his simple, direct methods and the clarity of his explanations. He has contributed articles to ‘The Leisure Painter’ magazine and has an instructional DVD by Town House called “Watercolour: Pure and Simple with Andrew Pitt”. Andrew has had over 20 one-man exhibitions but now shows almost exclusively at The Serena Hall Gallery in Southwold, Suffolk. He has painted in Norfolk many times and is very familiar with and fond of, this locale.
This course is suitable for beginners as well as those who want to achieve better results with their watercolours. There will be plenty of demonstrations (both outside, ‘en plein air’ and in the studio) and individual guidance according to students’ experience. Andrew will show how to achieve transparency and freshness – those unique and elusive properties of watercolour. Tricks and short-cuts are not a feature of his course, in which he will help his students to find a method which works for them, suits their particular temperament and fits into their life style.
Above all, Andrew wants his students to go home full of enthusiasm, and the confidence to continue painting on their own. In his view, a successful painting is one which evokes in the viewer the same pleasure which the artist had in its making.
Examples of Andrew’s work and Studio Notes/ Guidance are available by visiting: