Spring Tuesday Watercolour – Week One

Still Life - SpringTuesdays2014/Wk1

Spring term is here, if not spring weather. It is starting to improve but, after a brutal winter, we’re taking nothing for granted. I set up a fairly monochromatic still life. Without too many colours to worry about, we could concentrate on value and simplification.

I used a quarter sheet (11 x 15″) of Saunders Waterford, 140 lb., cold press watercolour paper for my demonstrations. It’s an absorbent paper, perfect for soft-edge techniques.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesdays2014/Wk1

A review of basics is always a good way to start a new term. Despite their best intentions, most of the students aren’t able to find much time to paint during the break. Jobs and life in general tend to devour free time and painting is often one of the first casualties. The rust isn’t very evident, though, in the work. I think we’ve kicked off the spring term with aplomb. Now, if it only warms up.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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