I often use rubber resist applied with a brush for watercolors. I used these cheapo brushes for a class and usually would have rubbed soap into them before using to extend life, but this time I didn’t. I would normally give up and throw these brushes away. I know it’s not ‘world peace’ or a… Read More »
Since we live on the coast we need to have ways of drawing boats. Drawing boats can be tricky because they involve ‘compound curves’. This means that traditional linear perspective needs a little help from some other concepts. Here is the way I approach it: I use the ‘infinity sign’ method if the boats are… Read More »
This is an in-class demo I did recently at The Shadbolt Center (kinda quick and dirty) but shows an interesting method for producing an image. This method may also be of interest to the SSWR group at Semiahmoo, where we are using it for Painting the Coast. First, I did a blue-gray under-painting (slightly grayed… Read More »
This is an in-class demo I did recently at the Semiahmoo Art Center. First, I did a blue-gray under-painting (slightly grayed down blue to avoid having to deal with intense blues – the blues will also make the toned areas recede, as in shadows, etc. The grisaille method can also be done with warms such… Read More »
Stage One is to create a “grisaille” underpainting. Use a grayed sown blue. Don’t get too dark. It is essentially a value study, concentrating on identifying 3 to 4 tonal values in the design. This applies to both watercolor and acrylic.