There are only two seats left in the Flowers in Watercolor class, and 6 seats left in the Drawing class. The drawing class will be working on portraits in graphite, colored pencil, charcoal and watercolor. Plus we will be doing some figure drawing from a model, so it should be an interesting 7 weeks.
In the watercolor class we will be doing lots of beautiful flowers, crocus, daises, roses, peony, tree peony, iris and cherry blossoms. I thought is would be fun to learn to do some Chinese brush painting, thus the cherry blossoms and if there is time we may do another cat!
The last class we did in watercolor was of a jonquil and I was unable to get the series of how I did the painting on line, so I will do it here.
You can see in this picture where I have pulled color out with a 1/4" flat damp brush to create lines.
For the shading in the white flowers you are going to use the same color as the background. For the lighter shadows add more water to the darker areas less water more pigment.
One of the last things I did on this painting is putting some of the background color in the orange centers to accent the cup shape. You want to make sure that the orange is dry before you put this in.
The only thing left for you to do is sign your name!
The first painting we will be doing next week is of a group of crocus and here is the drawing. You can print it out and put it on your paper or I will have copies for the class.
Hope to see you in class!!