‘ART BY THE SEA’ Art Retreat
ART BY THE SEA
Artist: Katharine Burns
Paint Trinity Bay Waves in oil
Join us at the Doctor’s House Inn & Spa for an exclusive opportunity to study wave painting with our world class instructor Katharine Burns. For two days you will experience the serenity and beauty of our facility and grounds, while immersing yourself in the serenity and beauty of your wave painting. Set in our upper barn loft, overlooking the ocean you will work with Katharine to develop your wave techniques for future use.
Katharine will demonstrate her process of creating realistic crashing wave paintings. As she works she will cover tips to develop a greater understanding of colour mixing, composition, paint handling and specifically how to recreate certain elements of a wave like the translucency, spray and and sea foam. Follow along as she takes you through her process from conception to a finished piece.
DATE: September 13-15, 2021
Standard Room or Bungalow Room: $799 + HST + gratuities
Superior Queen or King Room: $899 + HST + gratuities
- Luxury accommodation for 2 nights
- 2 lunches
- 2 breakfasts
- 2 dinners
- Small group instruction
- Retreat syllabus
Arrive Monday morning with your welcome to Newfoundland and Labrador, and The Doctor’s House Inn & Spa. Receive your welcome kit and explore the surrounding grounds freely, checking out the secret garden, ocean side views, animals and our glass reading house.
Enjoy a welcome lunch and meet your peers.
Afternoon (Day 1):
Katharine will begin her instruction in the afternoon. Katharine will demonstrate how she begins the first and second layer of the painting. In this stage of the painting she will show you her techniques to begin refining the wave and adding a sense of “movement” by using specific brushstrokes. Break for dinner.
Evening (Day 1):
Continuing the work covered in the afternoon, Katharine will demonstrate how she begins the third layer of the painting. In this stage of the painting she further refines the painting, focuses on the details, and brings it closer to its finished state.
Enjoy a casual dinner with glass of wine or cocktail while you paint.
Morning, Afternoon (Day 2):
Choice of Breakfast at Secret Garden Restaurant
Working lunch while you paint
In the last stage of the painting Katharine will be demonstrating the finer details that bring the wave to life. This is the stage where she adds the brightest highlights, emphasizes the translucent areas, and applies the spray effect to recreate the splashes from the wave. She will discuss how she decides a painting is finished and briefly cover her varnishing process.
Evening (Day 2):
3 course dinner at Secret Garden Restaurant
Enjoy the grounds, or relax in our exclusive sunroom with evening fire.
Morning (Day 3):
Breakfast and checkout
Supports and paints will be available for purchase at the session but please bring your own tools like paint brushes, palette knives, etc.
Brushes and other tools
Large Sable brush (1.5” – 2” for blocking in large areas)
Long Flat Synthetic brush (1” – stiff bristle for flicking paint)
Long Flat Mongoose brush (various sizes – softer bristle with sharp chiseled end)
Round and Flat Mongoose brushes (various sizes – softer bristle but good resistance. Katharine’s favourite is the Raphael Kevrin line)
Riggers (various sizes for details)
Large flat extra soft synthetic (extra soft bristle is essential for sparkles and blurring)
Palette (glass sheet, disposable or your preferred type)