Gather your materials and test your setup indoors now to be ready for plein air sketching when nice weather arrives. In this demo, I’ll show you several different options for light, packable watercolor sketching kits, and give you a few tips for selecting a manageable subject from the sometimes overwhelming wealth of options when working on location.
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.
Working on paper that is saturated from the back is a method for preventing your paper from buckling while you work that does not involve stretching it.
I demonstrate some of my favorite mixtures for grey, including a secret for mixing greys to create a sense of warm light glowing behind the edges of clouds.
Here are three things in my studio that make me smile every time I use them. (Great gift ideas for artists!)
The weather is beautiful here. It’s the time of year when a lot of us are feeling that pull to take our paints and sketchbooks outside. It’s also the time of year that a lot of people struggle with GREEN! Do the greens in your landscapes look flat and unnatural? The likely culprit is a…