Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Sunday, March 6, 2011

NOT JUST FOR NEWBIES* - WATERCOLOR PENCIL LIGHTHOUSE DEMO - 5

I colored in various shades of greens, yellows and browns for the grass area.

Then I used my flat brush to go over the area with water.
Here it is after the first colors had dried.

I decided that the area needed more depth, so I added some darker greens in some areas.
I wet those areas and blended them into the rest of the green.

*Newbie Alert - Here is a close up – you can see how some of the area at the bottom of the painting feathered up – that is called a “blossom”. A “blossom” occurs when the painting is beginning to dry and then you add more wet paint (in this case, more water). The dryer, yet still wet, area of the painting acts like a sponge and draws the wet paint (water) into it, creating an odd edge effect in the paint. Sometimes blossoms are good, sometimes bad, but this one didn’t bother me, I think it has a grassy effect.

1 comment:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

So cool to see this progress. I like the blossom too.