Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Winter Anemones Watercolour

Stunning Winter Anemones

Today's Watercolour Class with Claire was all about the beautiful colours of Anemones.

I got a stunning array of colours from:

Claire had some stunning paint colours for us to choose from, from the SAA.
(The Society for All Artists)

Quinacridone Magenta
a deep bright pink, try remembering that name!

Manganese Violet

Intense Violet

Neutral Tint green shade

And our usual cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, permanent rose and lemon yellow.

Plus some of Claire's own Poppy Red, from her paint range.

First of all we drew out our flowers and went around the edges with masking fluid, we were using Saunders Waterford 300lb paper, a lovely thick paper that absorbs the water for our wet on wet technique.

We dropped some colours into our first wash, and then created some negative painting to show the stalks and leaves.

You can just see the two stages in the two paintings above. 

The flowers were pretty tricky, getting the technique right of the cup shape and having a darker centre which helps to create shape.

We certainly had some beautiful flowers in our gallery at the end:

Today's lunch was a gorgeous Fish Pie from Waitrose

That's the end of term folks.

See you in the New Year!

Spring Term classes are filling fast ....

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