Drawing and Painting with Sheena Phillips


Drawing and Painting in Watercolour with Sheena Phillips


Sheena is well known in East Lothian and beyond for her water colour paintings.   She exhibits widely in exhibitions and Art Galleries in and around Edinburgh

Sheena’s class will run on a Friday morning from 10am – 12 noon on the following dates:   29/04, 13/05,  27/05,  10/06,  24/06

Materials are not included in the cost of the class. Please bring your own paints, brushes and paper. Advice on materials can be provided by Sheena.

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Our aim – Paint what you want to say in your own way

We will look at :-

-How to set yourself up for success before you start painting.

Which colours do we go to instinctively?
-A limited palate, dull colours, intense colours?
-You will painting with limited colours, colour harmonies and contrasting colours so that you feel able to make your own creative choices.

My demonstrations will be mostly in watercolour with a bit of pastel if I feel like it! The tonal sketches can be in watercolour, pencils, charcoal and/or grey felt tip pens in a sketchbook.
With the sketches we will go on to make a painting using whatever materials you wish.

In the meantime, you can look out photos of a place that you loved but that you felt that the photos wouldn’t make a good painting.

Always remember that we have to be kind to ourselves and try to do what makes us happy. This might sound silly but I am going to try to remember this for myself for the rest of the year.

Brought up in Ayrshire, Sheena gained her Diploma at Edinburgh College of Art. She was craftsman in residence in Linlithgow then worked as a furniture designer until she decided to return to painting with the move to Haddington. She tutors painting at the Poldrate Arts and Crafts Centre where she was past chairman. She also tutors for continuing Education. Her first love is landscape. She likes to prepare sketches and paintings on site. However she is happy to take commissions using photographs when necessary. Most of her work is commissioned, not only landscape but portraits and still life. Her work has been described as ‘atmospheric and evocative’, often showing the effect of light on water and land. She has had work accepted by the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, Royal Scottish Society of Watercolours, Aberdeen Artists Society, The North Ayrshire Arts Council and The Discerning Eye, London. She has been commissioned by councils and many firms and individuals in Britain and abroad. Exhibitions: Broughton Gallery, Dirleton Gallery, Hanover Fine Arts, Peter Potter Gallery, Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

Please click HERE to go to Sheena Phillips website.

To join this class please click HERE which will take you to enrolments on the main PACC website

Enrollment for Term 3 opens 10 am Saturday 26th March