Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Ten

Still-life - FallTuesWk10

It seems early but Fall term at my studio is over. Our last day of classes is always enjoyable. The morning group finished up with lunch at Piri Piri Grill House, a local Portugese restaurant. The evening class partook of some wine and cheese. I’m not sure how many paint brushes were inadvertently dipped into wine glasses.

I wanted the students to concentrate on the relationship between the apples and the old tub. My first suggest was to zoom in and create a closely-cropped compostion. Then, in order to make the relationship more dynamic, I shrunk the tub a bit and slightly enlarged the apples. Another consideration was the placement of the handles. Not everyone had a point of view that showed the handles close to the apples. The solution was to use some artistic licence and shift the handles into a more effective position. Overall, we made a lot of design decisions for the sake of composition.

One of my new students, Christine, has documented her progress over the ten weeks on her website. Have a look at christinedemerchant.com. Christine worked hard in class but also did a lot of homework and it really paid off. Her apples are in the top row of the AM Critique, second from the right.

My Winter Studio Calendar is already posted and the term starts on Tueday, January 8. Why don’t you join us for some drawing and painting? Also, have a look at Shades of Gray, an excellent drawing workshop led by Scott Cooper. He’ll be offering this one-day workshop at my studio on Saturday, February 23. Contact him here for information.

Thanks for following and commenting. Fall term may be over but I have a lot of posts planned about my various art activities. Don’t touch that dial!

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique



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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Ten”

  1. Scott Cooper Says:

    Lovely work – your groups have had a great term. Can’t wait to see what they show us in the winter!

  2. Chiquita Phillips Says:

    Thanks for all your photos and input Barry, Chiquita

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