I have painted streams in watercolor and acrylic a number of times. These are demos and, as such, kinda quick and dirty (or so I tell myself 🙂 But the principles are interesting: the stream makes the terrain, which in turn makes the stream, etc. – a yin-yang. Reflective water needs 1-the ‘right-side-up world’; 2-the… Read More »
Here are 2 videos on painting a wave in watercolor. Following the videos are some still pics of the final demo. The point of incorporating shore rocks is to play up transparency of water. There is a bit of yin-yang in the fact that waves create the shore, but shore creates the waves. The last… Read More »
This was a demo-lesson in basic watercolor done late at night when I was a little tired! But, it uses some interesting techniques. First, I show it as a ‘paint-around’, then as a ‘liquid rubber-resist method’. (I used ‘Pebeo’ brand but there are many others). Then I used FW Acrylic Ink for the ‘whites’ to… Read More »
Some Important Concepts for Watercolor Tony O’Regan firstname.lastname@example.org Video Website: www.toregan.com These are a few of the principles to become aware of and to master in watercolor. They exist in all painting mediums. They are somewhat special in watercolor, partly because of its ‘transparent’ nature. It is necessary to plan the execution – a… Read More »
Can you see that I used the exact same process for all these pictures? No Kidding: Identify the LIGHTS, all else becomes MID-TONE, add DARKS, finally, add DETAIL. Read on below the pictures – and read the ‘Step-by Step Post’ re each picture – Blossoms, Apple, Sailboat, Girl 🙂 I am putting up individual posts that… Read More »
This last image was done as a quick lesson-demonstration at White Rock South Surrey Art Society July 2017:
This is a quick demonstration of the tonal process applied to an abstraction in watercolor, using mainly negative painting. The idea is that the same process can be applied to landscape, still-life, portrait or any genre. Demos for those genres will follow.