We learned about tones (or values) in watercolour class this week, in addition to more techniques. Tones are variations in shading, from light to dark. It’s a simple concept, but its effect is startling when applied. Values can help you determine how much pigment to use (resulting in darker tones), along with what to highlight for depth and highlighting. The image below on the left is my first attempt at
In the the first week of watercolour painting we learned the basics of the equipment used and some techniques. This week we practiced the wet-in-wet techniques more: We did our first real painting that was based on a sketch that everyone followed. My first watercolour painting is titled A Distant City (7.5″ X 5.5″ on paper): Related Posts: – Watercolour Painting – Week 1 – Can The Art of Watercolour
In my post Can The Art of Watercolour Painting Be Taught? I told you about the watercolour painting course I was going to start.
I’m taking Watercolour: Introductory Steps to Confident Watercolour Painting at the local community college next month. The instructor, Joan Gregory, describes the course as …the very fundamentals of watercolour painting. The 1st evening we will be discussing materials… and I do my best to make it as simple as possible… also without too many supplies… just basic… and then, if you fall in love with watercolour, you can add more