Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Three

Last Saturday, I set up two still-lifes with a backdrop in between. I showed one of them in Saturday’s post and this is the other side. The still-lifes are very similar but not completely identical.

I promised to show a few more steps in the development of my watercolour studies. The interesting challenge was the colour change on the objects. I’ve varied my approach slightly on the two objects.


The willingness to simplify is very important. We don’t have to show every single little detail or reflection to express the essence of the objects. Timing and patience are significant, as well. Sometimes, we have to wait for a wash to dry before painting a new one over it. If we desire a soft edge transition, we have to add our second colour or value while the first wash is wet. I know. There’s a lot to think about.

The Tuesday classes didn’t have the luxury of a full day as did the Saturday group but all worked hard and did a great job.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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