Planning & Review: Big To Small & Chunky Shapes
- Pre-draw on your paper lightly. Try masking fluid to save the white fence, or paint around it.
- When starting, think of big, 'chunky shapes' to simplify the image: side trees, road, background... do NOT think of details
like leaves and twigs
- Paint trees on the left with wet paint (yellows and reds), dot in some green while wet.
- Paint the tree clump to the right with the same mix, but add Burnt Umber to darken.
- Let dry. Paint the background cluster of trees a darker value with a mix of colors.
- Start the road with New Gamb, Purple, cobalt and Burnt Umber... mix this on the paper!
- No shadows yet... let dry!
|"Country Road," 9 x 12," watercolor
- Paint the darks of the tree trunks, wet with a brush to 'melt' some branches
- Sky is Cerulean Blue with Cobalt, paint with scuffy marks and brush on the side 4 texture
- Paint the shadows. Shadows change color and are a darker color of what they are shading...
- On the road (Cobalt & Purple & Burnt Umber).
- Shadows on the grass as a greener & browner mix.
- Darken some of the trees to define
- Drybrush some texture for leaves. Add some dots (finally!) for individual leaves.