Janet Darley – Preparatory Sketches

In preparation for her watercolour demonstration at the Mall Galleries, Janet Darley has produced a selection of sketches and preliminary paintings on Saunders Waterford HP High White 425gsm paper. This is a 100% cotton paper with a gelatine surface sizing, mould made at St Cuthberts Mill in the South West of England. Here Janet has used the new improved HP paper, which has a wonderfully smooth surface.

IMG_1394 Shortlisted for this year’s Sunday Times Watercolour Competition, Janet creates striking compositions by overlaying watercolour and gouache – a process which she’ll be exploring in her upcoming demonstration.

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You can see Janet Darley’s painting  Elmley Marshes, Sheppey in The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London (19 – 24 September 2016).

Janet’s demonstration, Layering Watercolour will take place on Tuesday 20 September 11am – 4pm and promises to offer an insight into her unique creative practice.

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