Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Three!

Tuesday Still Life

We devoted our first two weeks to light, shadow and value and it was time to add some colour to the mix! Observation of light and shadow  is still important, of course. It always is. These objects, however, were lit primarily on the lips and handles, leaving large planes of middle values and some reflected light.

My demonstration involved the use of wax to indicate reflected light. Also, I employed soft edge techniques to vary the planes and add visual interest. Someone asked a question about the handles and one of my handles turned into a question mark. Go figure!

Tuesday Demo by Barry Coombs

The results are a lot of fun to see. By the way, our maple leaf is not a strident symbol of Canadian nationalism. It’s more like an autumn weather thermometer. I thought it had entered the studio on the bottom of someone’s boot but later discovered it had dropped out of a sketchbook.

While you’re in the neighbourhood, take a look in the sidebar. My 2015 painting holidays are posted. Two additional trips are in the works, as well. I’ll be teaching on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia in late August and plans are underway for a return to Italy next fall.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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