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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Autumn Trees

I saw a painting similar to this one on the internet and felt that this concept had value as a lesson for my intermediate watercolor students at Riverside Art Center.  This would be a lesson in drawing with liquid mask - using it as a tool to  use it as expressive line which becomes part of the compositional format.  

The painters will actually draw with the mask as they would with a pencil or pen.  This painting is 11" x 9" and is painted on 140 lb. Fabriano cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It will also be a lesson in wet-on-wet watercolor painting in basically warm colors except for the blue in the sky.  This is different from the work we have been doing.

3 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Very beautiful painting, Barb! Your students should have fun with this lesson!

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Sherry - I also think they will enjoy this, especially the spontaneous drawing with the mask.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Sherry - I also think they will enjoy this, especially the spontaneous drawing with the mask.