"From Nakota Lodge", watercolour, 15 x 11"
This is my first demo from the Edmonton workshop. We spent the morning mining our photo reference to get different ideas for paintings, focusing on making strong shapes (good variety of interlocking shapes in different sizes). We then applied different value patterns to the thumbnail to get a good plan to follow, allowing us to be loose with our colourful washes. Lastly we studied different colour schemes to try to get the mood we wanted to portray in the painting. This entire process is well laid out in my instructional DVD -see the link on the right side of this page.