Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Eight- Teddy Bear Picnic!

Still Life - SpringTuesWk8/2013

Spring is here and it felt like time for a picnic! The stuffed animals were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the food and they stayed still long enough for us to paint them.

I suggested that the students look for ways to simplify the toys into their component shapes (legs, paws, faces, ears, etc.). Each shape could then be painted using a soft-edge approach. I also stressed a ‘light to dark’ and ‘big to small’ approach. For example, the larger shape of the face is painted first and the darker eyes, nose and mouth are painted last.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesWk8/2013

Many of the students enjoyed the subject but seemed to find it a bit daunting. Adversity often brings out the best in us, though, and we had some very colourful and playful results.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Eight- Teddy Bear Picnic!”

  1. William Brisland Says:

    Barry, Your timing on circulating your class results is always a great joy to me. Do keep them coming as they are an inspiration.
    Many thanks

  2. Carol King Says:

    I always love seeing your setups and the class’ wonderful work. I have to say this pile of teddy bears was a little creepy. But very colorful. Do they move around when no one is looking?

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