Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Six

Still Life - FallTuesWk6/2013

Happy Hallowe’en, everyone! Yesterday, the Tuesday watercolour painters needed some colour in their lives after last week’s rusty metal containers. The bright colours were a cheerful relief from the greys. Still, I wasn’t finished with our theme of space and light and made it the subject of my demonstrations.

This week, I painted the backgrounds blue. When dry, I added  some silhouettes of pails. The farthest one away is a single value; the one a little closer is two values.

Watercolour demonstration sheet by Barry Coombs - FallTuesWk6/2013

My demonstrations for this exercise are very simple and basic. Still, they seemed to have made sense to the students. It’s not easy to create a believable and atmospheric space in a painting but they have achieved some very strong results.

One of the AM students rebelled against the suggestion of a cool background. She used yellow. It works. Her painting feels drenched in sunlight. If you click on the Tuesday AM Critique below, you’ll get an enlarged image. Then, you can click on the painting with the yellow background (or any other) and it will expand for a better look.

Enjoy shelling out on Thursday night. I haven’t carved my Jack O’lantern yet so I’d better get to it. See you next week!

Tuesday AM Critique - FallTuesWk6/2013

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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4 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Six”

  1. btacoma Says:

    I do love the yellow that added such warmth to the containers.

  2. Carol King Says:

    Simple and basic is the hardest for me to learn. So thank you for your posts. And aren’t you glad your student was a bit of a rebel and used the yellow? It came out great. As did the others.

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