Winter Tuesday Watercolour Class – February 3


This is another view of the still life I set up for the Sustained Saturday students last weekend. I focused on the draped fabric for my demonstration on Saturday. Yesterday, I repeated the essentials of that demonstration for the Tuesday students. In addition to that, I made a few small studies using the grey underpainting (or grisaille) approach.

Watercolour demonstration sheet by Barry Coombs

Here’s a look at the apple before I ‘glazed’ it with local colour.

Watercolour demonstration by Barry Coombs

We stopped for a quick break during the class to look at a book of British watercolours. Many of these artists developed the values in their watercolour images with greys before adding colour. It’s a very traditional and useful process.

Some of the students were a bit intimidated by the folds in the fabric. That didn’t stop them from giving it their best shot. Not everyone finished but it’s interesting to see the grey areas in the unfinished work.

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Tuesday Afternoon Critique

Tuesday Afternoon Critique

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Tuesday Evening Critique


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2 Responses to “Winter Tuesday Watercolour Class – February 3”

  1. Joan Wolfe Says:

    As always, interesting and very informative. Thanks for sharing Barry. Fascinated by the subjects you set up. Creative and challenging.

  2. Lois Says:

    This lesson and last lesson, on Folds of Material, good information,
    will give it a try, tending to stay away from material.
    Thanks always for sharing, and students did well.

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