Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Six – Nice Buns!

Still Life - SpringTuesWk6

The baked goods are relatively simple forms so I paired them with the checked basket and cloth. They add some visual interest and colour to the still life.

I discussed some basic watercolour guidelines such as ‘light to dark’ and ‘big to small’. It never hurts to have a reminder about these principles. The seeds on the bagels are a more specific challenge. I created the lightest, white seeds by using criss-cross strokes of my brush as I applied the first wash, avoiding small areas of dry paper which became light seeds. The darker seeds were the last addition. Big to small and light to dark.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesWk6

It may not seem obvious from the results but a lot of the students struggled with the subject. There’s nothing wrong with adversity. I’ve been struggling with watercolour for decades!

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique


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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Six – Nice Buns!”

  1. Scott Cooper Says:

    What a lovely group of work to be reviewing with breakfast – think I’ll have a bagel…

  2. Lois Says:

    Thought everyone did a nice job. The Bagel’s look quite hard to do.
    I have been struggling with Watercolor too.!!
    When I figure out the Basic’s, Paint strength and remember,
    where the Water is!!!

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