Spring Tuesday Watercolour Class – April 19


The Tuesday students work from the same still-life as the Saturday group. Here’s another view of the pile of fishing floats. On Saturday, I used a flat angled brush for the demonstration and I used it again yesterday. Also, my preliminary pencil drawing was limited to broad strokes which established the most basic shapes of the objects. A viewer could not recognize an object from the pencil drawing as it was not carefully refined or descriptive. It was just a few strokes to give a starting point to the brush and the brush did the rest. I focused on individual objects on Tuesday for the demonstration.

Watercolour demonstration sheet by Barry Coombs

The three-hour Tuesday classes are half the length of those on Saturday. In spite of that, the students created some strong work and several completed sheets of studies in addition to a sustained piece. During a class, I hear a lot of deep sighs and muttering. You’d think the paintings were all disasters but, as you can see, the results are quite impressive.

Tuesday Afternoon Critique

Tuesday Afternoon Critique

Tuesday Evening Critique

Tuesday Evening Critique


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