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Given time, anybody can learn to paint

I have painted for many years, and I have never got tired of learning the intricasies of painting and watercolours especially. I can only urge you to give it a try and I am sure you will become a fan just as I did.


welcomeHello, my name is David Coupe . I am a self-taught artist and have been painting for about 50 years and about 15 of those teaching art. I started to paint professionally on having to take early retirement due to ill health and I've enjoyed teaching others to enjoy this wonderful hobby. I now run to our classes, Saturday workshop once a month and painting holidays. I mainly paint these days in watercolour, but also in oils and pastel. My aim is to stop beginners to watercolour painting into the traps that I had to work my way through, and there were many.
I now have a busy time giving demonstrations and exhibitions, but I get most enjoyment through teaching others and seeing the enjoyment they get from. I work from home in a purpose-built studio that I believe has a good working atmosphere. I now spend most of my time in the studio.basics

Learning to paint is not a quick process and it is important you take your time and enjoy the process. Some people find it very difficult to learn in large groups and so I limit my groups to a maximum of six, this way I have able to give everybody greater one-to-one tuition. So many of my students complain about the tutor not been able to get around to seeing them and this I do my best to avoid.


Sketching days around Derbyshire


These are just single days, on a Saturday. If you are interested in taking part on these please let me have your name and address and telephone number and I will notify you of the day's. Assistance and materials can be supplied were necessary. If you are a complete beginner please let me know so I can arrange extra tuition for you.


painting demos

I am also available for painting demos either at my studio or a painting demo at your location. My studio is capable of holding approximately 12 with tea and coffee making facilities available. Please contact me if either is of interest to you.







The Basics of Watercolour Painting with David Coupe

In this book David takes the newcomer to painting from the very basics to having a good working knowledge of the requirments of watercolour painting. The subjects covered are colour mixing and avoiding mixing muddy colours. tone control, perspective, the key measure and composition. The book contains lots of descriptive diagrams and put in an easy to understand way.

The book can be downloaded in pdf format or an hard copy can be sent to your address.

If you would like a copy of the book The Basics of Watercolour Painting with David Coupe sending through the post then click on the button below.The cost is £15.00 plus £2.00 p&p


watercolour book