Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lesson 26 - Sketching Pets

The goal of this lesson was first, to work on sketching techniques and second, to tie a group of sketches together to make a composition. We worked from photographs and did four, four minute ink sketches on one sheet of watercolor paper. Later we added watercolor wash leaving white areas to unite the drawings. Below are four examples of what artists came up with.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Lesson 25: Introduction to masking fluid

This is a simple project using masking fluid. The first step is to draw on several blossom shapes and then coat these shapes with masking fluid using the back end of a brush or skewer. After the mask is completely dry, a wet in wet wash is added. This wash must also dry completely. The mask is removed and the details of the blossoms are added.

Mary added a playful, colorful wash behind the poppies.

Ellen has removed the mask and is beginning to detail the blossoms.

Sandy has finished the daisies and added an out of focus third flower.

Elaine has created a beautiful play of shape and color.