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I'm setting up cottage garden flowers for an online painting lesson. I'm thinking watercolours, but, I could also demo these in oils or acrylics. Any preference?
Watercolours will be the hardest as the water should be the master, not the artist, or it isn't a watercolour, even if you use watercolours to paint with. You have to allow the water to move some of the paint around and be prepared for, and to manipulate, but not over control, the many happy accidents.
That's probably as clear as mud if you aren't familiar with watercolours, so, I'll strive to demonstrate what I mean.
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The flowers from my garden that I'll be painting tonight.
A tip for watercolorists. If you want to create a vibrant red flower, under-paint the paper with yellow first. Try that and tell me what you think? Want to paint loose watercolours—REAL watercolours? Then begin working with your paper pre-wet.
The tutorial video, of the panting of these flowers, willl go up on my website when completed.
My students painted the tonal impressionist artwork of a plaster cast and then painted a simple colour harmony that included roses.
Remember this is the work of students in their first six lessons. Soon the classroom studio was a buzz with excited beginner students and paintings of Venus and the studio garden roses.
The aroma of excellent coffee and rose perfume filled the studio. Yes, I know, sadly some people are allergic to flower fragrance, so this class is optional, but oh it is fun if you can do it.
A Student's block-in painting
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