Painting a rocky landscape in Rottingdean

A sort of end of term special at Rottingdean Art Club with a demonstration from Joe Francis Dowden, a personable painter with considerable talent in the art of watercolour.

The Art Club meets every week and although there is sometimes a theme, members often get on with their own projects. The joy of this is that there are experienced artists in the group, using a number of  different mediums and one can pick up tips just by being part of it all.  However, whether you are a beginner or already experienced but wanting to improve this is friendly group  to join.

Sometimes members give demonstrations but today Joe was the artist in residence. In two and a half hours he had completed a painting from a photograph, explaining  composition, where to mask areas, how to mix the colours and many many tips that one could only get from a professional artist.


Joe runs Watercolour Workshops in Findon Village Hall near Worthing, where he offers students plenty of choice in subject matter.

His website is Email

Rottingdean Art Club meets at the Whiteways Centre and enrolment for new members is in September. The group has an annual exhibition at The Grange which is always well attended.

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