Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Six – More Fishing Gear!

Still Life - WinterTuesWk6

This is another view of the still life I used on Saturday. These rough and weather-beaten objects were the perfect subject for our goals yesterday.

I demonstrated using flat angled watercolour brushes. These brushes are made by several different companies. I prefer the firmer synthetic or sable/synthetic mix brushes. They don’t hold as much water as a natural hair round brush and it requires an adjustment when using them for the first time.

Flat angled brushes - WinterTuesWk6

As an extension of last Tuesday’s lesson, I used mostly crisp edges and a bit of wax resist, as well. My preliminary drawing was done with simple, broad strokes of a soft pencil; very general and with no detail. I wanted the brush to have a strong role in the painting and not restrict it to simply filling in between carefully drawn lines.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - WinterTuesWk6

As on Saturday, the Tuesday students brought these old floats to life with some vivid colour. Most tried the flat angled brushes and some experimented quite freely with the wax. I’m going to stick with these versatile brushes for a few more weeks.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique



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