The quarter sheet is a wonderful size to work on in watercolour (in my opinion). Watercolour was not originally a medium for large works. On the quarter sheet one has enough room for broad sweeping strokes with a one or 2 inch hake brush and to allow watercolour magic to happen, but is small enough to enable the whole surface to be monitored relatively easily. This is important as timing is critical. These are 4 recent works done as class demonstrations.
Cradle Mt, Lake Dove with buttongrass
Cloudy sky, Goat Is
Cumulus clouds along the coast
Cradle Mt, Lake Dove from boatshed beach
I did not have any left of Cradle Mt which is why there are 2 new ones here (intended to be out pre Easter…. oh well it is the painting I enjoy, not framing, delivering, pricing etc.). As long as I play with paint the subject is usually irrelevant to me.
SATURDAY AT FORTH ART STUDIO
WATERCOLOUR>>>> those important WHITES
Whether doing a traditional work or abstracted, and whatever the subject, when painting in watercolour the whites are critical to give the inherent freshness and life which is the hallmark of traditional watercolour. There are many ways to preserve the whites… negative space, dry brush, resist techniques, blotting,masking, lifting, squeegy-ing…… and other methods to regain lost whites….. pastel, scraping, lifting, sanding,gouache, pastel, oil pastel……. Learn these techniques and when each is the best choice. Saturday’s Watercolour workshop. Beginners to those who have painted more… it will be worthwhile for all. 10 a.m to 3 p.m $55 includes materials.