Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Five

Still Life - FallTuesWk5/2013

Welcome, new followers! Thanks for joining us. As you can see, I’ve put together a nice collection of old rusty metal cans and pitchers but It’s not the most colourful still life in the world, is it?

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - FallTuesWk5/2013

The neutral colours allowed me to focus on value and related ideas. My demonstration for the morning class is shown above. It was painted quite rapidly and is rather messy but can you see what I’ve done with the relationship between the two objects? I painted over all of the white paper in the background. Also, I used only two values on the far container while the can on the right has much more contrast. Light and space!

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - FallTuesWk5/2013

My demonstration for the evening class is equally messy but I cropped it in iPhoto to clean up the edges. I used the same colours for both demos; a triad of Raw Sienna, Cobalt Blue and Rose Madder Quinacridone. I varied the colour more in the morning piece and the evening image is more monochromatic.

It’s an interesting concept and most of the students hadn’t taken this approach to a painting before. We’re going to continue to discuss ideas like this in the weeks to come.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Last week, did you notice a few paintings in the PM Critique that looked completely different than the rest? I have a few new students who are fairly new to watercolour. I’ve been giving them exercises based on the still life but with specific goals. They’ve been doing really well. Can you tell which ones they are in this week’s PM Critique?

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

One more painting to go. Michele had to leave early last night so I photographed her watercolour separately. Here it is!

Gas Cans by Michele Perigny

Gas Cans
by Michele Perigny






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5 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Five”

  1. Susan B. Power Says:

    Dear fellow students. Every last painting on today’s blog looks fabulous. Obviously we should all work more often with concepts with which we are unfamiliar. Congrats!

  2. Lois Says:

    Students, Congratulations, all of the Paintings are so Great!!!
    Pat yourself on the Back!!
    Barry, your one Great Teacher, be Proud for what you teach.

  3. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Again…a wowser! Your students continue to blow me away!

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