This course is for students who have taken watercolour classes previously and not afraid to sketch! After this class, be adventurous and try one of your own photographs! Bev will explain 'how to' colour match with watercolours according to a photograph. She will also explain 'how to' create your own colour mixing chart with the watercolour paints that you already have.
Learn how to colour-match to any photo reference, creating a watercolour work of art!
Teacher available for any questions during and after this course. She would love to see your original paintings.
Students will receive 2 hours of video supported with written and verbal step-by-step instructions
At the end of this course, you will have a beautiful, final masterpiece "Cone flowers" to be proud of!
Happy Painting and Keep those brushes Wet!
Welcome to this Watercolour and Photography workshop. This workshop is for students who have taken watercolour classes previously and not afraid to sketch!
Students may continue with this course with their own photograph or download Bev's photo references of her coneflowers. Follow with step by step instructions and afterwards, be adventurous with your own photograph!
Time to think of composition and find the 'right' photograph to insert into the mat board opening. Find a simple subject or use Bev's coneflowers. Try to focus on simple images and not draw too much detail.
Apply masking fluid to all stems, flower petals and some front leaves so that we can save the white of the mat board.
Create your own Colour Mixing Chart with the watercolour paints that you already have. This chart will always be a great resource for future paintings, so that you are able to see what paints to mix to create that special colour.
For a wonderful and easy background, place saran or cling wrap immediately over wet paint. Use your finger to create interesting leaf impressions.
What a surprise when you lift the saran or cling wrap! You never know what you will find....
Let’s explore 3 ways to do colour matching:
Always remember to paint every other petal so that a drying line will separate each petal. Start with the lightest colours. Always paint light to dark.
Paint with a rigor or small brush to create the shape and texture matching the coneflower center in the photograph.
The stem’s colour varies in the photograph. Some were green and the front ones were larger and appeared dark brown and dark green.
Try to do some negative painting in the background with a dark wash. This technique is an unique approach of painting around an object (in this case leaves & branches) to define it, in a composition.
With this workshop I hope that you:
Feel confident to sketch on mat board to extend out any photographs
Feel confident to colour match watercolours to an existing Colour Photograph
Happy Painting and Keep those Brushes Wet!
Proud member of the Southampton Art Gallery and School in Canada since 2011. I have enjoyed my two passions 'travel and watercolours' by teaching on art conventions and on two cruise lines. I’ve learned to instill art appreciation to my students and promote creativity. I have proved the ability to maintain a highly motivated classroom and offer individualized support and provide encouragement to ensure that each student succeeds. I am mostly self taught, but enjoy taking workshops with other artists to learn and continuing growing as an artist.