Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Beginner Painting Lesson in the Park

Getting a lesson ready for tomorrow. Leaving the light values in a watercolour painting can be challenging for beginners so I thought to select a picture where the white could be masked out.
The chosen subject matter has to be easy enough to complete for beginners, yet result in a painting/card that is pleasing to create for the participants. This photo I took of roses cascading over a fence at Kaslo, BC, should be just right.

Choosing a simple subject for a 1 1/2 hour lesson for beginners.

Mask the fence in order to easily leave the whites. Having several thicknesses of tape makes this process easier. Sponge on some pink and spritz it. Add dark to light green to the foreground.

Paint in some leaves using at least a medium and a dark green.

Add the background and when dry remove the tape.

Add some flowers and leaves draping over the fence.

Add details to the roses, grasses in front of the fence and shadows to the white of the fence. A card is completed. I hope it goes as well tomorrow at the park.


Win Dinn, Artist said...

Terrific lesson, Eileen - your students are especially going to love this today!

Laura Leeder said...

A great lesson Eileen, thanks for sharing this! Enjoy your day.

Gloria said...

You make it look so easy!