Online Watercolor Painting Class
June 9, 2020 – 6pm to 8pm
Paint A Street Scene In Morning Light
In this class, we’ll paint a simple street scene in morning light.
We’ll work on creating a nice painting and capturing morning light slanting in from the low sun. We’ll be using a value sketch to guide our placement of light, middle and dark colors and we’ll place all elements using one-point perspective.
The project is a little complicated, but we’ll work step-by-step, so everyone should be able to handle the class.
What you’ll need:
DRAWING LAYOUT: Download the drawing layout here – https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2.7.169-StreetScene1Pt_layout.pdf
Transfer the layout to your watercolor paper. Either copy the layout freehand or trace onto your paper.
You can use any window as a light box – this short video shows you how: https://watercolormethods.com/2018/10/tracing-your-composition-onto-watercolor-paper/
Also download this value sketch: https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2.7.169-StreetScene1Pt_valuesketch.pdf
BRUSHES: 1? Flat, Medium Round, Small Round, Rigger
PAINT COLORS – Raw Sienna, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Cerulean Blue, Thalo Blue
PAPER: preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 7? x 11? or so
Rags for blotting the brushes, water containers (I use two, one for clean water, the other to rinse and get dirty), a hair dryer
Download a comprehensive list and description of recommended supplies and materials here – https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Watercolor-Painting-Materials-and-Supplies.pdf
VALUE AND VALUE SCALE
It can be difficult to get really dark areas in watercolor. One of the best ways to make sure you do is with a value scale. You may already have one of those commercial value scales that are often included with color wheels. It’s easy to create an abbreviated, five-step scale that will work just fine. Click here for a short video on how to create a five step value scale – https://watercolormethods.com/2018/10/creating-a-five-step-value-scale/.
Transfer to your watercolor paper. Either copy the layout freehand or trace onto your paper. You can use any window as a light box – this short video shows you how: https://watercolormethods.com/2018/10/tracing-your-composition-onto-watercolor-paper/
Suggested Materials: I recommend a basic set of watercolor materials for this class. Download from my website using the link below.
Online Meeting Info
Watercolor Studio Meets Online Via Zoom. Each week’s class will be announced by email.
Your Fee payment is your RSVP. Once you have RSVP’d, I’ll forward the Zoom meeting information for the week.