This Facebook Live demo I used the following watercolor paints:
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This Wisconsin homestead is not far from our log cabin. I took the photo after a long ride in the forest of the Great Northwoods. We were up for the Christmas holiday and rides are part of our holiday traditions. The two weeks we were there we had snow and cloudy days except the day we came home there was sunny sapphire blue skies!
Because it was overcast in the photo I took artistic licence and brightened up the painting a bit. I also played with the composition. Remember you paint the painting – not the photo.
I talked about "sweet color" last Saturday. The diagram below shows four blues I have or currently use. I switched over to manganese blue from cerulean blue several years ago. Manganese and cerulean blue are similar in color but found cerulean was too sweet looking.
Note About Copyright
During this last broadcast of Watercolor Escape Saturdays I was asked about copyright of these paint-alongs. You have the permission to use and paint these reference materials. But you don't have permission to use as a teaching tool to instruct others. In addition, your finished painting cannot be used in an art competition or show. This is solely used as a learning tool.
In My Library
Here's this week's pick, THE LANDSCAPES - ENHANCED EDITION (newly enhanced edition 1st printing 11-2017) by Richard Schmid. I was fortunate to take a one-day workshop from this American treasure. Now his paintings are mostly in oil but he offers so much information and beautiful paintings.
Forward by Historian Richard Ormond - Grandnephew of John Singer Sargent 280 pages and 300 color plates This large-format book of Richard Schmid's sixty-five years as a landscape painter, with over 300 color images, has been color enhanced using the latest state of the art printing technology, and further enriched with over 100 new captions, and over a dozen new original drawings in the margins. This is the visual tale of an artist and his life-long romance with the colors and light of our earth. With delightfully candid narrative and over 300 full-color images, Richard reveals what it is like to go out and capture life as it is happening. The reader will discover how landscape painting is unlike any other form of art, and that artistic skill is only one of the many abilities demanded.
You can find his soft-bound book at Amazon.
That's it for now. I hope we will see you next Saturday at noon EST on my Facebook page for another Watercolor Escape Saturdays.
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Wash your hands and your brushes,
Dale L Popovich IWS
is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. As you will see the works selected in his portfolio represent the breath of his holistic approach to painting. You can also learn along with this talented and experienced teacher through his workshops, Palette & Chisel, Mainstreet Art Center i Lake Zurich, IL, Elmhurst Art Museum, Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts an online art school, and Popovich Studio classes.