Spring Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Ten!


Spring term has come to an end at my studio. The focus will shift to outdoor painting over the next few months. I hadn’t included eggplants in a still life for quite a while. Whenever I do, I think of Charles Demuth, the American Precisionist artist who was a wonderful watercolourist. An internet search of his images should pull up lots of his still life watercolours and eggplants were a favourite subject.

Occasionally, a drawing lesson crashes our watercolour party and today it was because of the bowls. As you can see, they’re upright. They almost look like circles but they’re not. They’re ellipses; circles in perspective. I discussed ellipses with both the morning and evening classes.

We also talked about colour choices and mixing, particularly for the eggplants. The bumpy cucumbers were fun to demonstrate. We quickly tired of calling them cucumbers (that extra syllable was just too much) and dubbed them ‘pickles’.

Watercolour study sheet by Barry Coombs

The students responded to the still life with aplomb! It was a bright and cheerful finale to spring term. Thanks for liking, following and commenting and stay tuned. Our Plein Air Toronto watercolour workshop starts next Monday, June 15.

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday AM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique

Tuesday PM Critique


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5 Responses to “Spring Tuesday Watercolour Class – Week Ten!”

  1. weisserwatercolours Says:

    such a variety of colour and shapes, resulting in such a variety of personal expression

  2. Lois Says:

    Good Salad, stuff!
    Thanks for the Worksheet, especially the drawing part.
    Students, did good as always.
    A Good Teacher.

  3. Carol King Says:

    Love the colorful assortment, your demos and the classes’ work are all great. In the States when we get tired of calling them cucumbers we call them cukes.

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