Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Eight

Still LIfe - WinterTuesWk8/2014

I think everyone has recovered from last week’s foray into floral painting. It may be a case of ‘out of the frying pan and into the fire’, however, as new challenges lurked in the studio today. I’ve decided to dedicate our final three classes to using flat and flat angled brushes.

In general, I worked ‘light to dark’ and ‘big to small’ in these demonstrations. My preliminary pencil drawing was very basic; no detail. I just tried to place the shapes so that the brush would have a stronger role than usual. Rather than fill in between the pencil lines, I used almost swatch-like shapes throughout each painting. I waited for the first shapes to dry, usually, before going in with the darker shapes and marks.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - WinterTuesWk8/2014

It’s fun but it can give fits to those trying it for the first time. There was some frustration and confusion but that’s the norm for new approaches. The important thing is to persevere and they all did.

Tuesday AM Critique - WinterTuesWk8/2014

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique



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2 Responses to “Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Eight”

  1. sandybx Says:

    Love your classes’ work. Thank you for posting the art works.

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