WATERCOLOR B.S. 9/22 & 23/2023 Thurs and Fri
We will work on several paintings at once. Not only to utilize specific techniques, but to let them dry between practicing. Bring several boards (12”x16” minimum)! A couple sheets of foam core or heavy cardboard will suffice for the class. Covering them with clear packing tape will make switching paintings easier. Because it is a class, assume none of them will be a finished, hang on the wall painting. Included will be a handout of all the techniques, and, hopefully, time to demo any other techniques of interest to you.
MILKY WAY DARK SKY
Spraying masking fluid (Pebeo Drawing Gum)
Blending edges between light and extreme dark around the space we leave for a campfire
Pouring, mixing, dropping, dark rich colors
(with a choice to add northern lights)
Dissolving edges while doing a large background.
Washes/glazes for large multicolored background
Removing masking fluid
(Pebeo Drawing Gum)
Applying wet paint over dry heavy paint
Correcting the unsatisfactory stars
(lifting, knife point, scrubbing)
MOON, PINE TREES, AND SNOW SHADOWS
Painting around shapes
(both blurred & crisp edges)
Dropping wet paint into wet paint
Impressions into paint
(scraping, tissue, stamping, plastic wrap)
Using rice/glass/beads to create dark patterns.
Drip/drizzle in a controlled direction
Controlling a damp surface, adding thick paint, and creating blooms with thinner paint