This was an exercise from my class with watercolorist Shari Blaukopf. Working with one color will help you to recognize values easier before moving on to trickier color combinations. Edge work is also easier with the one color. Here, I used Peach Black from Holbein but a variety of colors that can be worked dark to light include: Indigo, Paynes Grey, Sepia and Burnt Sienna.
In preparation for his upcoming workshop in Austin, Tx, I remembered some photos from one of his previous workshops. Here is his palette consisting of: naples yellow, yellow ochre, cad light, cad orange,alizarin crimson, cad red, transparent oxide red,ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, phtalo blue, perm green light. This is the first still life set up. He uses five steps in this painting: placement, value, color, modeling and consolidation. Below is an example of the value […]
I enjoyed the online class “Pearology” with artist Martha Lever. This is a fun class working in watercolors using the glazing method. Starting out with very light washes of light yellow pigments and gradually layering in a bit of quinacrodone gold. Here is a link for the workshop Pearology Class.
This fall I had the pleasure of attending a portrait drawing workshop with Judith Carducci in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The workshop was an intense 5 day drawing excursion using mostly charcoal and few colors. Judith believes that as artists we get to enarmored with color before our basics have been mastered. Here she is at work on the first day with the model An example of her portrait work. Here is one of her demos using a […]