I spent a fun day working with a new student called Allan yesterday.
We covered watercolour basics as Allan wanted a refresher after many years away from painting and so we chatted about paper weights and types, tube paints versus pan paints and the value of having a place to leave all your painting gear out so that you can go to it whenever you fee l like.
Turns out that Allan is simply a brilliant draughtstman and can draw fantastic imagery from his mind and can cartoon like a pro!
Like so many of us though he was advised not to pursue art as a career as there was little money or security with it.
How times have changed!
Some of the skies that we did are shown below.
I always wet my paper before painting a sky and the reasons are these:-
1 It opens up the cotton fibers of the paper and makes it accept your washes more readily.
2. It gives and instantly soft and amorphous look – perfect for skies!
3. It gives you more time to think and when paper is damp you can lift out mistakes much more easily.
Why not explore wet into wet technique further – try this link below to get you started:-
– or search on Youtube from this selection!
LEARN TO PAINT SKIES!
For further details on how you can go forward with your watercolour with my Art Blossoms Painting Days please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 791532. Courses are held here in my home studio in Pontypridd.