Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Eight – Rust and Dust!

Still Life - WinterTuesWk8

I love painting rusty and dusty old objects like the ones that composed our still life yesterday. My demonstrations share four key elements:

1) No prior pencil drawing; straight in with the brush
2) A 3/4″ flat angled brush was used
3) Only three colours were used: Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue and Rose Madder Quinacridone. Not a pure triad but using Raw Sienna as a yellow produced interesting results
4) Paper white was preserved for the lightest areas

Watercolour Demonstration by Barry Coombs - WinterTuesWk8

Not all of the students adhered to all of the four elements. Most did some pencil drawing, for instance. I think everyone used some form of a triad and you can see how it helps to harmonize the colours in a painting.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique - WinterTuesWk8

Tuesday PM Critique



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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Eight – Rust and Dust!”

  1. Carolyn Grand Says:

    Sorry I missed this still life!

  2. George Says:

    Wow great work by everyone

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