Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Four – Pots!

Still Life - SpringTuesWk4/2013

I like to mix up the still lifes from week to week. These terra cotta objects are very classical looking and make a nice contrast to the soft forms of the baseball caps from last Tuesday and Saturday.

The ‘figure-ground’ relationship was the subject of my morning and evening demonstrations. How can we maximize the relationship between the objects and the surrounding areas of the painting? What is the best colour choice for the ‘background’? Can we create a quality of light? So many questions.

I suggested, as I do over and over again, that the students start thinking about these considerations while doing their thumbnail sketches.

Watercolour Demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesWk4/2013

The response was very rewarding. The Tuesday students gave a lot of thought to their compositions and colour choices and some lovely work was the result.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

 

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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Four – Pots!”

  1. George Says:

    Very strong efforts this week – everyone is developing their ‘individual style’. Speaking of which, I really enjoyed your article in the April edition of Leisure Painter magazine – especially the ‘Blue Cheese’ painting.

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