Category Archives: Teaching – GALLERY WHITE ROCK (CURRENT – Jul 2016)

Reflections Sailboat Mirror Studies

People have asked if reflections should be longer, shorter, or the same as the actual object. The annoying answer is “It depends.” I made a little sailboat (about 3 inches high) by carving a white vinyl eraser and making a sail by cutting a credit card, painting it white and drawing a curve with a… Read More »

Live Sketching Mixed Media at Shadbolt Center (May 7 2017)

Yesterday I drew  as a demonstration at the Shadbolt Center Burnaby for the “Rhododendron Festival”. Charcoal and pastels on office easel paper about 24 x 36. Hyped the colors a bit in P-Shop. The idea was to promote classes and participate in the Civic Festival representing the Shadbolt Center.  I always enjoy doing this type… Read More »

Sailboats In Watercolor Using Rubber Masking 1 0f 5 WRSS Club {Jul 14 2016}

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

Some Important Concepts for Watercolor     Tony O’Regan          toregan@ecuad.ca             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 »

TONAL PAINTING PROCESS – EXPLANATION & STEP-BY-STEPS (July 7 2016)

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 »

“ERASER -ISM” ASPEN ERASER PAINTING ACRYLIC

ALWAYS wear protective gloves when your hands are directly in the paint. Scraping-out  or scraping-in is an old technique for achieving interesting lines and forms, different from the effects from a brush. Here I used cheapo white vinyl erasers which can be sliced, or even cut partially and broken,  to achieve a variety of edges/effects.