Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Nine

I’d like to thank all of the local dollar stores for making so many of my still-lifes possible. I love this one. Blonde wooden objects set off strongly by the dark brown fabric. The objects take the light very nicely.

The Tuesday classes tried the flat and angled brushes last week. Most of the students enjoyed it although, like all new experiences, it was challenging. Yesterday, we continued with the flat brushes but I added a new element. We wet our watercolour sheets and touched in warm yellows and siennas quite randomly. Once the sheets were dry, we did our pencil drawings and followed that with the swatch-like approach to painting.

Our first wet and runny wash became the lights throughout the paintings. In many cases, the best way to describe an object was to paint around it so the exercise involved negative shapes.


This approach compels the painter to study the relationships between the various objects with great care and concentration. The broken brushstrokes allow these relationships to be developed slowly and thoughtfully.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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One Response to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Nine”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    I love this approach. It gives such a subtle mosaic like effect. In this case, because of the limited color range, very quiet and peaceful.

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