Sustained Saturday Watercolour Class

Yesterday was the first Sustained Saturday of the spring at my studio. These classes give participants the opportunity to develop a watercolour at a fairly relaxed pace (although some may not feel relaxed with an hour to go before critique).

Most start with a compositional thumbnail in their sketchbook. I recommend doing studies of individual objects on a separate sheet of watercolour paper before attempting the sustained piece. My demonstration was a look at some of these objects.

Many of the group are Saturday regulars. For some of them, full-time jobs make Saturdays an attractive alternative to my Tuesday classes. A few come to both Tuesday and Saturday classes; a real commitment. Everyone works hard and we always have a lot of fun. Here’s what they did:


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3 Responses to “Sustained Saturday Watercolour Class”

  1. Carol King Says:

    Beautiful vibrant colors. Welcome back from Mexico. Hope you had a margarita for me!

    • Barry Coombs Says:

      Carol: I couldn’t remember if you liked your margarita with salt or without so I had a few of each.

      Linda: The critiques are a very important part of each class and the learning process in general. We also have a lot of fun with them.

  2. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    I love these paintings. Your setups lead to vibrant, colorful, interesting paintings. I hope your students appreciate how much benefit that provides. It would be fun to sit in on one of your critiques. I’m sure they learn from these experiences.

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