Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Card w/c demo

This is this year's Christmas card! I did this as a demo for my beginner/experienced beginner watercolour student as a paint along. The lessons covered included negative painting (trees in distant forest), wet on wet reflections (neat that the water feels like it is covered with ice!), masking fluid (foreground deciduous trees), puddling darks (evergreen tree) and bleeding back edges (soft shadows on snow banks). That's a lot to learn!

2 comments:

silentwitness said...

Beautiful painting! Nice composition and color scheme. And Thanks so much for all the lessons---your students are lucky, and so are the recipients of your Christmas cards.

Cynthia said...

You really covered a lot in just one painting....lucky students they are that you take the time and effort to really "teach" them some of all the many WC techniques.
I like the painting too.