Thursday night marked the end of night teaching for me until fall. I enjoy teaching, it really pushes me to understand watercolor. As part of class I was demonstrating how to use gouache ( think super opaque watercolor paint) and I had such a good time with it….I got carried away! You know the drill hover over picture for more info!
Learning for paint wet-on-wet
Trying to create a sense on space in the woods. Used Winsdor blue green shade blue on right and ultra marine on left…W.I.P…and I have NO idea what will happen in the front- I love how the salt left those marks…
I found gouache 🙂 putting some white space back into the trees!
what will I do with the foreground? trying to paint some deer for a change.
A failed demo of how to paint water for my class
I find that almost every time I demo- I mess up- but we have fun!
put the mountain in the back ground and darkened the foreground- I think I am done
W.I.P. I used gouache to make the waves
W.I.P. darkened under the waves to create more contrast
darkened the clouds and I think I got too dark…
I think I am done- lightened the clouds with gouache and put a few more distant waves in with gouache 🙂
This was a lesson from the class I am taking- the teacher, Becky Darling, wanted us to see the reflected color on the white tea pot.
W.I.P. this is what I did in class…
…when I got it home I thought the reflected light was too intense for the muted colors in the cloth- so I pumped up the colors of the cloth with glazing. I think it works better now.
We also painted mini still life paintings in class…this is 4″ x 6″ in size.
Once again my drawing skills are lacking….
…but making due with what I have- I like the green on the right clementine.
Wow-I have a lot this week. Below is a splatter tree with blown roots. This is a great exercise to get folks to loosen up and have fun! Color theory 101- primary colors are red, blue and yellow. Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel, like yellow, orange and red or blue, blue green and green.
W.I.P. If you use only two primary colors or three anologous colors for the foliage it is really hard to make mud 🙂
I finshed this off with some back ground tree and deepened some of the darks on the foliage.
Yup I still have more…below are some examples of how to paint trees. Trees were focus of our last class.
Deciduous tree using yellow ochre and ultramarine blue- paint the whole tree in yellow and then add the blue. Let it dry and glaze over the dark areas- repeat until you are happy with the contrast.
Start using cerulean blue then glaze over with what ever colors you want- I like using a spot of a surprise color- like red or orange!
Lastly my friend Bin does a count down to spring on her FB page and I asked if I could do a number….here it is …it reminds me of those color blindness tests 🙂
Until next week- Peace Out- Bec