watercolour techniques - splattering and drawing with paint - and extra static pages added to the blog
A quick demo done for my class of splattering watercolour wet-in-wet and drawing through with the brush handle as a pen
One of my students, just starting watercolours, was doing some very heavy, one dimensional trees. This was a quick demo to encourage him to consider them as 3 dimenstional, with branches coming towards him as well as sideways :>) and to leave 'sky holes'; to consider colour variation, texture, light and shade and different intervals/areas of colour. It's very important not to let marks become same-y and standard sized.
Colours were splattered wet-in-wet by holding the paintbrush horizontally, only an inch or two above the paper and tapping it sharply with the forefinger of the same hand. This means the area that the drops land in is fairly controlled but with the lovely randomness of nature. 'Throwing' the brush Jackson Pollock style results in more directional marks - and more mess :>) and isn't always suitable for small paintings - though never say never in painting.
The 'wrong' end of the brush was used to drag the lines for the branches before the paint dried.
I've added a couple of static pages at last, something I've been meaning to do for ages. I thought I'd create some galleries of particular subjects ..... and who knows what else with time ? :>)