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Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup

Saturday 22 June
William Brown St - 10am - 2 Hours
Nisali Siriwardene
Join us for the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup, where you delve into the timeless art of still life painting. This gathering offers a unique opportunity to explore the beauty and intricacies of everyday objects through the captivating medium of watercolour. Whether you're a seasoned painter or just beginning your artistic journey, our meetup provides a supportive and enriching environment to hone your skills and unleash your creativity. Through careful observation and skillful brushwork, participants will learn to breathe life into ordinary subjects, transforming them into vibrant and evocative works of art. Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery, capturing the essence of life in every brushstroke at the Capturing Life in Watercolour: Still Life Meetup.

Participants are encouraged to bring along an item of their choice, or we can collectively select a common theme such as kitchen items, flowers, or traditional objects for our still life painting session.
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Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials. If you are a complete beginner all you need to start is a set of watercolour paints, brushes, and water container.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Liverpool Watercolour Group on Facebook to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.
Really enjoyed it, good tuition/guidance from Nirsali
Nisali Siriwardene
Nisali Siriwardene has a background in architecture; she graduated from Liverpool John Moores with a first-class degree and the best overall performance award for the BSc Honours in Architecture 2022. Now she is pursuing her master 2019s degree in architecture. Painting, however, has always been her passion. She started her artistic career professionally in 2016, and even though she studied Western music and physical science in school, she showed extraordinary talent in art. Nisali is a self-taught artist; she started her artistic journey with acrylics and oil paints and developed her skills and techniques to a broader level with her techniques and practice. She explored her creative journey to greater depths using more mediums such as markers, coloured pencils, and watercolours. Her expressions and sensitivity are always carried with colours; she brightly looks at the world; the hues, light, and shadows create stories of her life. She developed her skills, basics, and techniques by joining an art academy in her home country, Sri Lanka. With their expertise, she was able to conduct her workshops not only for youngsters but also for university students and adults.
Over the years, she has devoted herself to mastering the intricacies of a wide range of artistic mediums. The fluid grace of watercolours allows her to capture the ephemeral beauty of moments; the fast, quick dry medium encourages her to sketch while travelling; and she can easily carry the small set of equipment to work at any time. She delved into the nuanced world of freehand portrait sketching, where the human face becomes a canvas for exploring emotions, expressions, and the essence of each subject. The natural world has always been a profound source of inspiration for her. Through her landscape paintings, she endeavours to capture and convey the serenity and grandeur of our environment. From the towering majesty of mountains to the tranquil shores of lakes and beautiful beaches, her work invites viewers to immerse themselves in the breathtaking beauty of our planet. Her background in architecture has endowed her with a unique perspective, particularly evident in her ability to create perspective drawings. She brings architectural visions to life through the convergence of lines and angles, crafting a sense of depth and dimension.

Nisali Siriwardene is available for private bookings

Available most weekends, Fridays and Tuesdays.
Private tutoring, weddings, portraits, and events.

Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Fonte Pequena, Alte, Portugal
Alte is a village in the Mountains above the Algarve in Portugal. I visited the village to sketch the natural springs and bathing pools, which the village is famous for. The crystal clear waters of the pools, the stone and white painted buildings and the bubbling springs provide many opportunities for sketching and painting. A great day there and lots of inspiration for future paintings.
Credit: Richard Oldfield
Facebook: Richard Oldfield
Instagram: richardmo55

Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Ink and watercolour of iguana
Started painting in the second lock down learnt quite a lot from YouTube tutorials which is were I got this painting from the name of the tutorial was the vertical instructor. I chose this one because my grandson Archie loves dinosaurs and thought it looked like one , he loves it.
Credit: Tom kellt
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Cattle auction
This watercolour was painted about 16 years ago.I was looking for some images of people as a drawing/painting exercise, and happened to come across this photo in a book. My immediate thought was this would make a very interesting picture.The scene is a cattle auction somewhere in North Yorkshire.
Credit: Michael Kirby
Instagram: michael.kirby7

Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Northern Lights
This was painted for my granddaughters, who went to Finland last December. The photo I used is one taken by my daughter in law. I loved the way the lights created a green swirl in the sky, framed by the ink black trees and white snow.
Credit: Richard Oldfield
Facebook: Richard Oldfield
Instagram: Richardmo55

Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Monica
I did this painting to work on flesh tones and shades. Because I?m new to watercolour it?s more difficult than acrylics
Credit: Tomsk
Liverpool Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Cool Genius
Jimi Hendrix, one of the world?s greatest guitarists. Another victim to the scourge of drugs! &128532
Credit: Tom Wood

Bridgeport Watercolor Group
Title or Location: Flower with Pink and White Petals
Watercolor on Arches 300lb weight 9?x12? Sennelier watercolor paints
Credit: Diana Wendy
Phoenix Watercolor Group
Title or Location: Scottsdale AZ
This was painted from a tutorial by Sarah Cray on Let?s Make Art?s YouTube site. The paper is a sketchbook made with cotton salvage which is quite a challenge to paint on.
Credit: Sylvia Elliott
Instagram: @syllysart
Houston Watercolor Group
Title or Location: Abandoned Warehouse
This painting is from my old hometown of Longview,Texas . It?s about Shadows and light in late afternoon.
Credit: Ron Bigony
Instagram: Ron Bigony

Memphis Watercolor Group
Title or Location: Wild Carrots At Dusk
I named this watercolor "Wild Carrot At Dusk" (18"x14.25") I wanted to capture the sun setting on some Wild Carrots or Dacus Carota you probably call it Queen Anne's Lace. This painting is part of a series where I am working to feature everyday things in our environment to celebrate them and have the viewer look closer at their glory. Therefore I use beautiful colors and knockout textures to bring out the beauty in nature, hopefully making you look twice. The symbolism of this wild flower is san
Credit: Mary Couillard
Facebook: mary.couillard.792
Instagram: @marycouillardart
Perth Watercolour Group
Title or Location: Purple Lake
This painting is of a twilight scene over Wright Lake in Champion Lakes, Western Australia where I used to live. Inspiration was from a photograph I took in September 2021. Winsor & Newton and Daniel Smith watercolours on Baohong cold pressed paper painted June 3, 2024.
Credit: Nicola Wright
Instagram: @nicola_edie
Nottingham Watercolour Group
Title or Location: West Bridgford
I am trying to paint in watercolour without doing to much drawing first. I was pleased with this attempt.My Dad used to grow lovely roses and Sweer Williams. He always gave Mum red roses on her birthday or wedding anniversary. Sadly they both died a few years ago but painting these flowers brought back happy memories.
Credit: Gill Cubitt

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