Over the next three weeks we are going to show you three films with watercolour expert Mike Chaplin on how to master the art of watercolour.
Mike tackles the rudimentary language of watercolour though line, tone and colour and demonstrates how to achieve quick and effective results with your brushes. We take a tour with him through the current Watercolour exhibition at Tate Britain as he demystifies how artists achieved specific techniques. In the first film Mike takes a look at line and the basics of composition as he paints on location in Battersea.
Alison Smith is lead curator of Watercolour and Curator (Head of British Art to 1900), Tate Britain.