Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Nine

Still LIfe - SpringTuesWk9/2013

More colour! Last week, we painted stuffed animals and they were a fairly colourful subject but these cans and pitchers really sing. I asked the students what the two still lifes shared in common, other than colour. It was a bit of a trick question as the soft toys appear to be completely different than the metal containers.

Component shapes was my answer. The objects could be painted in terms of their distinct, individual shapes (handle, spout, etc.). Maybe, my demonstration will make this idea more clear. I painted the little pitcher a different colour in each area. I could have painted it all yellow but I still would have analyzed it in terms of it’s component shapes.

This approach to the demonstration also allowed me to discuss colour mixing and simplification of form.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesWk9/2013

Here’s what happened! Everyday objects made into cheerful watercolour paintings. Nice pitchers, eh?

Tuesday AM Critique - SpringTuesWk9/2013

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

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