Sustained Saturday – Fisherman’s Wharf!

Still Life - WinterSat2/2013

It’s been quite a while since I brought out the floats. They may not be pretty but they’ve got character. Their stained and weathered surfaces make them a fairly forgiving painting subject.

I used three main elements in my demonstrations; soft edge (wet touching wet), dry brush and wax.  Wax and dry brush helped create texture. Form and texture have an interesting relationship. I stressed that solid three-dimensional forms be established before adding texture and detail.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - WinterSat2/2013

Partway through the day, we discussed backgrounds and what to do with them. The students came up with some imaginative solutions.

Would you like to see some floats in their natural habitat this summer? Join us for a week of sketching and watercolour painting on beautiful Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. I’m already signing up participants so don’t miss out on a rewarding creative experience.

Sustained Saturday Critique

Sustained Saturday Critique

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