A landscape scene was demostrated using a full color palette:
- raw senna
- burnt sena
- cobalt blue
- ultra blue
- olive green
- azo yellow medium
- how to work wet-on-wet
- wet-to-dry techniques
- adjusting the composition by adding and subtracting subject matter
- inhansing colors
- limiting detail to on and around the center of interst
I had to laugh when I told the group that I've owned and used my 1" flat real hair brush for 40 years – They gasped! I told them if you buy real hair, purchase the best brushes you can afford, and take good care of them they will last a lifetime. Real hair brushes load better than synthetic. This is very important to the sucess of a great painting. If you can't afford a real hair brush a real hair/synthetic blend is the next best thing.
Watercolor study was completed in about an hour and was donated to the Guild's raffle for their spring scholarship fund.
Thank you for the warm response and great turnout.