Paint a hummingbird using basic brushmarks.
Painting a cloudy winter sunrise scene in watercolor . Shows how to suggest different cloud layers in the sky by layering (glazing) in your painting.
Super-simple and minimal supplies: a watersoluble pen, a wet brush and a postcard or sketchbook. This is basically a form of line-and-wash, but doesn’t seem to be taught or discussed much. My favorite super-lightweight sketching strategy.
Use the same basic pattern to make multiple cards. Plus, a strategy for making sparkles on water and a way to suggest natural-looking grasses.
A simple iris painted wet-into-wet within shapes. Plus, a strategy for painting “out-of-focus” backgrounds on florals.
Learn to simplify the complexity of a sunrise (or sunset) to make it work for a postcard. We’ll create a variety of sunrise skies and add landscapes to turn them into finished postcards. You’ll learn about creating delicate graduated sky washes that glow with light, and capture a bit of the character of a sunrise sky without getting overwhelmed.