Spring Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Three

Still Life - SpringTuesWk3/2014

Complementary colours are hard to beat in a still life and these yellows and oranges are set off to great advantage by the blue objects and fabrics. Last week, we painted an array of colourful gift bags. Yesterday, I reviewed a few of the things we discussed then, such as mixing darker values of warm colours and soft edge techniques.

In addition to that, I did a little problem-solving. The problem was a pitcher with it’s handle facing me. The solution involved several steps and some brush-handling skills but the most important element is value. It’s the arrangement of light, middle and dark values that give these studies a sense of form.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs - SpringTuesWk3/2014

The students responded strongly to the colours and light of our subject. By the way, a few paintings of gift bags are mixed in with the PM critique. You may recall that the power went out last Tuesday night just as we were preparing to look at the work.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique



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5 Responses to “Spring Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Three”

  1. alifemoment Says:

    A really nice food idea!!!

  2. Carol King Says:

    Thanks for showing how you painted the pitcher with the handle facing towards you. I like the complimentary colors (blue and orange are always a favorite!) And of course your class did wonderful work.

  3. Lois Says:

    Love the Blues and Oranges together,too.
    Will have to Practice the Pitcher Handle…
    Thanks always for sharing, and the Students very good.

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