‘Painting large daisies with watercolour ‘

Location – Wylam Institute, Wylam, Northumberland

Saturday the 24th of February 2018


Time – 10:00 – 4:00 pm

Level – suited to those with some experience of painting with watercolours. Not suitable for total beginners






Workshop Cost – £35

Large white daisies can make striking floral artworks, but are quite tricky to paint with watercolour.

Jason can show you some tried and tested methods to help you make stunning watercolours of these delightful flowers.

In this day-long workshop, Jason will;

Provide inspirational images

Demonstrate a number of short cuts to help you illustrate large white daisies in a garden setting, working from photographs

Discuss with you the image you intend to paint and help you plan the stages needed to make a stunning watercolour.

In addition, he will paint alongside you, showing how he would work on a similar painting, taking you through the stages of it’s prodiction.

Free tea and coffee are provided

What will you do in the workshop

10:00   Welcome – set up your kit and grab a free cup of tea or coffee

10:15   Planning the composition of your picture – how to make the most striking image from your photograph

10:30   Draw out the some of the key flowers you will need to mask or avoid painting.

11:00   Paint on masking fluid and add oil pastel and candle to add flickering colour

12:00   Lunch break

12:30   Demonstration of foliage painting – students explore ideas shown

13:00   Demonstration of negative painting –  students explore ideas shown

13:30   Sharpening up the darks

14:00   Tea or coffee break while first layer of paint dries

14:15   Lifting off the masking fluid and painting the white flowers

15:00   Adding details and small touches of gouache

15:45   Finish off artwork and discuss the work as a group with a cuppa

16:00   End of workshop

Please note: this is a rough guide to the days timetable only.

What will you need to bring ?

Packed lunch

Your watercolour painting kit, including:

Watercolour paper


Water pots


White candle

Oil pastels or crayons if you have them – Jason will have a set of oil pastels so please do not make buy

Gouache if you have a set – Jason will have a set of oil pastels so please do not make buy 


Masking tape

Masking fluid

Craft knife

Palette knife


Drawing board.

Stencil brush

Any images of large daisies you would like to work from.

Jason has some photographs you can work from, but you may wish to work from your own reference.

How can you book a place on the workshop /afternoon course?

By clicking on the BUY NOW button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £35 made payable to Painting with Skill LTD to Jason Skill, Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear NE403ND

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment – book early.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for a friends or family ?

Workshop cost – £35

Location of Wylam Institute ( click on map )


Is there public transport to Wylam?

Yes – There is a railway station in Wylam situated next to the River Tyne on the opposite bank to Wylam main village. The walk from the station is about a quarter of a mile.

Is there parking near to the institute ?

Free parking can be found directly outside the institute and in nearby streets.


Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales.

Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND