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”

Monday, March 28, 2016


Here's another class project.  The purpose of this was to show that when we look at a brown object - in this case a basket - it doesn't mean we get out our brown paint and use that.  There may be - or COULD be - a lot of other color in that object.

As usual, I neglected to get a photo of the beginning!  But I will tell you that it began with a wet paper and the primaries dropped into the water.  Use yellow where the sun hits, or where the light areas are, blues in shadows areas and the red randomly in the mid tones.  These colors should be very pale so that just a glow remains when it dries.

What you see here is actually the third layer.  After we let the first pale layer dry we brought in more color all over, then began bringing more color to the main basket.


Ginny Stiles said...

Can't wait to see more, Deb.
Hope it's getting to be a little spring out there by the cows and the pigs!

Debbie Nolan said...

Wonderful demo Deb. Love how these colors blend to give it a brown color. Hope you have a great week.