Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Four

It was time for a change after our pears, pomegranates and oranges. The soft, crumpled hats offer their own challenges but we continued to focus on soft-edge techniques and brush-handling. In addition to that, I suggested value studies in grey. Some of the students studied individual hats and some looked at the relationships between a small group of hats. Others started with the values in grey and then glazed colour over the various shapes.

I painted a few hats as a demonstration for each class and they are on the upper left of the montage below. The other images are past demos and show variations on the value and glazing approach. As usual, simplification of form was stressed.

The critiques were very interesting as the paintings were seen at different stages of development. Some were finished and some not. Most started with the grey values but a few didn’t. Many of the sheets below show the process very well. By the way, one of the works is a pencil drawing, not a watercolour.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique



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