White Bear Center for the Arts
4971 Long Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN (map)


Color & Design in Watercolor
September 23-25, 2021
Central Minnesota Watercolorists
St. Cloud, Minnesota

Lisa’s step by step process will put you at ease as you learn how to loosen up and feel confident in approaching a watercolor painting. Learn how to paint a realistic watercolor landscape painting from the planning stages to completion while focusing on the design principles. Lisa will also show you how to fix and finish old paintings that you feel have not been successful. Personal critiques will help guide you through the process with ease.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Ocean Sunset

Start with these reference images:

Wet the entire paper with clean water, starting in the middle of the paper using Aureolin pigment with horizontal strokes. As you go up the page introduce Winsor Red. Below the horizon line or middle of the paper use Windor Red going down to the bottom of the paper. Using a thirsty brush pick up some color in the sky area. Let dry.

Using clean water brush the Aureolin area only, then apply Winsor Red, Winsor Yellow, Gamboge and Alizarin Crimson. Repeat these same colors in the foreground areas with the addition of Ultramarine Blue. Look at your value study to see where these values go. Let dry.

The last wash will consist again of the same colors, more pigment less water and trying to get as close to the values on the value study as possible. Put in far horizon line with Alizarin Crimson, Gamboge, Ultramarine Blue. For the rock shapes we will use Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue with a little Winsor Green. Carry this color out into the composition where the value study is very dark and soften the edges. Use a thirsty brush in the foreground area.

1 comment:

Shayna said...

I like your post,Very informative.Those are really a great art. I must say that passion and dedication are important to make an art like that.