Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Ten

Still Life - SpringTuesWk10/2013

Spring is over in Southern Ontario and the cold, wet and windy weather we’ve been suffering makes me think that summer has been cancelled. I hope not. Anyway, last Tuesday was the final day of Spring term at my studio. I wanted a colourful and relatively simple still life and opted for this bowl of fruit.

Simplicity was the theme for my demonstration, as well. I light the still life with a lamp, which is directly above it. That illuminates the upper area of the various objects.  With that in mind, I suggested that the core shadows be kept simple and strong.

Watercolour Demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesWk10/2013

We’ve had great energy in the morning and evening classes. Many of the newer students, in particular, have come a long way with their watercolour painting and, in general, everyone did very well. Congratulations to all and thanks for making Spring term a positive creative experience.

That’s all very well but what about this summer? Maybe, I can help. I’m offering three wonderful plein air watercolour holidays/workshops this July and August. All are confirmed. Plein Air Toronto is full with a waiting list but I have room for you on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick and in the Cotswolds region of England. Check them out and treat yourself to an unforgettable art vacation in a beautiful locale with good company.

July 8 – 12, 2013
Waiting list but don’t be deterred. Cancellations happen.

A few spots left.

August 8 – 18, 2013
A few spots left.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique




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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Ten”

  1. Lois Says:

    Beautiful Apples.And Colorful..

    Students did very well… Had a Good Teacher..
    Enjoyed the Journey with you. Thanks to computers!!!
    Wishing I could be in Person,tho….
    Have a nice summer, with the Future Trips…

  2. susan power Says:

    Hey Barry, I just noticed your beautiful painting at the top of the blog. Newfoundland or Grand Manan? We noticed the white line technique as weel. Very effective.Cheers, Susan B. Power

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