Here are two views of our still-life from the Saturday and Tuesday watercolour classes at Arts on Adrian in Toronto.
Saturday class is an all day affair and I suggested that the students take the time to do a small warmup painting. I used a flat angled brush for my demonstration and worked very quickly. As I painted, I discussed various aspects of the still-life. Fast and messy, this painting is not an end in itself but part of a process. A warmup painting can help the student identify potential problems and challenges before tackling a sustained piece.
Several of the students followed my lead before settling into a more sustained painting.
Tuesday classes are three hours in duration. I decided to discuss the drapery behind the objects. My demonstrations simplify the folds as much as possible.
That’s it for Winter term at Arts on Adrian. I’ll be posting my Spring calendar soon!
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