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”

Friday, March 18, 2011

NOT JUST FOR NEWBIES* - WATERCOLOR PENCIL LIGHTHOUSE DEMO – 11 - FINAL!

I added some red stripes to the flag – and noticed that the tree on the right had bled into the lighthouse.
Once again I used the scrubber brush to lift that paint – see below.

After the paper had dried, I reapplied the green more carefully to sharpen up the edge of the lighthouse. I also added the blue to the flag. When that dried I used the gray pencil for the flag pole.
Then I added the lines of the blocks with the black pencil and then went over the lines with a damp brush to soften them.

I lifted out some “waves” on the water and checked the picture. I added some darker blue/green at the base of the trees – and called it DONE!

Please don’t be too critical of my work here – remember, it is aimed at *Newbies!

Hope you had fun seeing this little picture completed.

7 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Thanks Deb for following through with this demo and sharing it. I am so impressed with what you've been able to achieve with the pencils. I'm not sure I'll attempt to do a large painting you you've shown us, but I may try something in my sketchbook now. Fun to follow along on this one.

Gaylynn said...

Great Lesson Deb! I had fun following along.

Judy said...

Thanks for the demo! I certainly will try my watercolor pencils now. They were lying here unused...

RH Carpenter said...

You did so much better than I ever do in watercolor pencils, Deb. Very nice demo - and not just for newbies, like you said.

debwardart said...

Thanks all! Glad you enjoyed the process and I hope you will create a painting using the w/c pencils!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Thank you, Deb. I will try to get some watercolor pencils to try this out. Great demo!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Very cool to see the whole process. Funny, I use watercolor pencils to draw/lay in my paintings on canvas. I like them bcause when I want to make corrections, I just use a wet wrag to "erase". It works like a dry-erase board as I make the corrections and the lines disolve into my paintings. I love those little h2o pencils!