|Watercolour Painting Lesson: Two Coloured Background Wash|
At our Friday painting group, I gave this lesson last week. Here are some directions if you would like to try it:
- Wet the paper
- When the shine is starting to go off of the paper, start at the top and add a very rich strip of your chosen colour. Add successively lighter strips of colour until about a third of the way down the paper. Keep your board slightly tilted to allow the colour to run down.
- While the paper is still wet, turn your board 180 degrees and add a strip of another colour at the top. Continue as with the first colour. Allow the two colours to move close together in the middle of the paper.
- When you are satisfied with the blending, lay flat and allow to dry completely.
- Add a silhouette of your choice to the top of the background.
- On this sample piece, I lifted out a few highlights in the water at the end.
|Some work from the first online art course I have taken. If you have ever thought of taking one of Jane Lafazio's courses, I would recommend it. http://janelafazio.com/online-classes/|
|Joan, added pieced squares to my hand painted hollyhock squares. I am still thrilled with this wall hanging.|
|Click here for more information on painting with dyes on cotton fabric.|
|For this watercolour technique I used pen and ink. It has a nostalgic look, don't you think?|
|Fabric painting with a Gelli Plate. Win was the instructor for this fun workshop I took this spring. Click here for several excellent mixed media tutorials http://windinnart.blogspot.com/|
|I had fun quilting on a 40 + year old Bernia sewing machine.|