Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Creating a Watercolour Masterpiece

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Creating a Watercolour Masterpiece

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PEOPLE have flocked from as far as New Zealand, Tasmania and Darwin to take part in Fay Boyd's Art School, with some of the best artists teaching classes during the 2017 Plunge festival.

Watercolour artist Amanda Hyatt has a room full of eager pupils heading brush-first into the five-day course on Saturday.

"I have a watercolour class that is called traditional realist tonal impressionism and I am teaching people how to see an image and reinterpret it so they can produce spontaneous, tonal (artworks)," Mrs Hyatt said.

At the beginning of the session, Mrs Hyatt gives a demonstration and then the class are given a few hours to "create a masterpiece".

"The subject matter every day is different and I like to really stretch them and get them to work at their maximum energy levels. It's a very creative workshop and there is no time for messing about," she said.

Mrs Hyatt has been coming to Grafton for the last 15 years to help teach for Mrs Boyd. …

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