Exploring watercolour with Christopher Le Brun PRA

Published 14 June 2017

Think you know watercolour? Think again. Join the President of the Royal Academy in his London studio as he debunks some of the myths about this versatile medium and its possibilities.

  • In the studio with Christopher Le Brun PRA

    “Painting is the finest medium to deploy colour that anyone’s ever invented.”

    In this video, made in collaboration with Winsor & Newton, the president of the Royal Academy of Arts demonstrates how he uses watercolour and talks about its special qualities as a medium.

    • Tools of the trade

      Share your #StudioShots this summer

      Inspired by the diverse practice of artists in the Summer Exhibition and by our upcoming Matisse in the Studio show, this season we’re shining a spotlight on the artist’s studio – and if you’re an artist, we want to hear from you. Whether you create your work in a busy studio full of assistants, alone in your kitchen or out in the fresh air, we want to see where it happens and share your tips with our online audience.

      How to share your #StudioShots…
      1. Email us a photo of your studio – and/or post on social media using #StudioShots.
      2. Tell us about your studio life in 150 words or less. Where do you make your work? How do you feel in your work space? Why does it work for you? What makes a successful studio? What should an artist seeking their first studio look for?
      3. Email your #StudioShots and answer to digital@royalacademy.org.uk
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