Saturday - Yesim Gozukara - Exploring Textures in Watercolour


From: Saturday September 9, 2023, 10:00 am

To: Saturday September 9, 2023, 2:30 pm

Exploring Textures in Watercolour

Granulation is a fun and unique characteristic of watercolour medium achieved by sedimentary watercolour pigments creating interesting grainy, spotty, mottled textures. These effects are emphasised further by creating little rivulets by giving a directional flow to the granulating pigments using the simple gravity.

This workshop aims to explore these magical effects using the pigment qualities to add excitement, character and spectacular dimensions to watercolour paintings. These methods and approaches offer a versatile array of new possibilities using the watercolour medium and set on a journey of creative fun.

Course Outline

In this one-day workshop, participants will be taken through a comprehensive introduction to the granulation technique while painting with loose, wet into wet techniques. Instructions will be given on selecting the right watercolour pigments that granulate, the use of granulating medium, tips and tricks on how to achieve these fascinating textural techniques and the right type of paper to enhance these effects further.

This well-structured workshop includes many show and tell materials, and small demonstrations. Following few, quick studies, participants will aim to complete one painting under the guidance with a step-by-step approach from start to finish.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will gain a wider appreciation and understanding of pigment qualities, learn how to control the fluidity of the medium to achieve granulation effects, use the wet-into-wet techniques and approaches to create fresh, bold, free, loose paintings with exciting textures.

Suitable for all levels, beginners to experienced.


Paints: (5 mL tubes)

Daniel Smith Granulating Watercolours:

  • Lunar Earth
  • Buff Titanium
  • Bloodstone Genuine

Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith or Holbein Watercolours:

  • Cobalt Blue,
  • Cerulean Blue,
  • Manganese Blue
  • Raw Sienna,
  • Permanent Rose
  • Cobalt Violet                                                                                                                 


A professional quality watercolour paper – Quarter and Half sheets 300 gsm Medium/Cold Pressed/Not.

  • Canson Moulin du Roy
  • Saunders Waterford
  • Fabriano Artistico


A selection of synthetic and natural brushes, ½’ and 1” Hake, Synthetic Fan brush, Flat or Angle Taklon, Rigger and cheap bristle round brush to mix paint                                                                                                                                     

Board: Perspex (approximate size 600 x 800 mm) or other smooth sealed surface.

Granulation Medium by Winsor & Newton

Others: A Palette, a couple of small saucers, Water Pot, Spray bottle, Kitchen Towel or Sponge, Tissues, 3M Magic Tape (Blue – Removable). Something to prop the board up at a small angle (no need to bring desktop easel).


About Yesim Meltem Gozukara

Yesim finds an intimate joy and excitement in creating bold, dynamic, expressive and spontaneous contemporary paintings in watercolour. Her predominant subjects are inspired from the organic design elements of nature she experienced during her extensive travels within Australia and overseas. She enjoys exploring this versatile medium by incorporating different techniques and applications aiming to expand the boundaries of the traditional watercolour principles. She uses the quality of watercolour pigments to achieve different textural effects which adds excitement, character and dimension into her paintings. 

Yesim has been pursuing her ambition and painting with passion in her home studio based in Melbourne, while concurrently working as a senior experimental scientist for the last 32 years. Her paintings have been featured in six solo and numerous joint exhibitions such as the National Art and Sculpture Museum, Izmir, the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and many prestigious art shows, including “The Ten of the Best” category online exhibition at the Camberwell Art Show 2020, and selected as a “Featured Artist” at the CAS 2021 online show. She has won many awards including the “Best Non-Tranditional under $1500” category at the CAS 2021 and the Australian Art Excellence Medallion Award 2022 at the AGRA gallery. She regularly provides demonstrations and runs workshops. She provides online classes reaching out to clients located around the world and loves teaching at the Camberwell Community Centre. 

She is a member of AGRA, VAS and WSV. 

Refund Policy |

You can book your Workshop with confidence - knowing that we will refund the Workshop Fee - less $AUD10.00 Booking fee to cover bank and admin charges - provided we are notified in writing via our CONTACT FORM - dated one week prior to the commencement of the Australian Watercolour Muster Biennale - 2023 i.e. 30th August 2023.

Cancellations after this date will be refunded at 50% of the Booking Fee, and at the discretion of the Curator of the Australian Watercolour Muster - Wyn Vogel - depending on the critical circumstances and again notified in writing via our CONTACT FORM - with your phone number and details of the Workshop / Event you are wishing to cancel. A booking fee of $AUD10.00 will be applied to these late cancellations. 

Please refer to the very detailed access information provided by the Cairns Regional Council for access to The Tanks Arts Precinct - Edge Hill - Cairns Qld Australia



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Tank 3 - The Tanks Arts Precinct

46 Collins Street , Edge Hill QLD 4870

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