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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wetlands Sunset

This is another project from Joe Garcia's book "Mastering the Watercolor Wash."    I used it as a class demonstration last night to demo wet-in-wet painting by saturating the paper first with water. I also demonstrated how to create the rushes by incising the wet paper with lines created by using the handle end of a small paintbrush, allowing the pigment to fill in.  I finished it tonight.  This painting is 8" x 10" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.


RH Carpenter said...

Very nicely done - I know your students learn so much from you (all those little things one has to be taught about watercolor tricks :) Love the color of that sky!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much, Rhonda. Congratulations for having your crow painting on the home page of WcW - I loved it the first time I saw it!