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Demonstrations of a Tulip

This is a rough drawing, showing basic layout of a Tulip.   Clock was placed on painting to show you the time frame.
 Here I turned the painting upside down wanting darker   color at the base of the petal.  Permanent Alizarin Crimson.

Second darker coat over the wet one.  Painting only about   50% of the first color.  Let it run down.
Third coat, paint only above 50% of the second coat (still all   wet).

Now introduce Cobalt Blue.  Don't fuss it, let it just run down   on its own
Start second petal, repeat previous steps.

Repeating steps. Time looks about 7 minutes.
First color yellowish on leaf

 All leaves had a weak coat of Yellow, then Cobalt, Antwerp   mixed with Aurolin, mixing on the paper not palette. Everything   is wet.

15 minutes has passed.


 Introducing more paint to areas.

Darken up some of the shadows on leaves

  Also add Cobalt Blue into Permanent Alizarin Crimson on the   petals.

  Was hoping to finish this in 30 minutes (not going to happen).

 Adding finishing touches

  Wet the background, drop in the Red, Blue and mixture of Blue   and Yellow.

  Drip Red dots on lower right, drop in salt with help of wind   blowing it all overthe place.

Finished Painting

After painting the palette looks a little untidy.



Watercolor Basics

One of the biggest reasons that students fail in painting Watercolor is................. JUDGING YOUR EARLY ARTISTIC EFFORTS.



Watercolor for Beginners

Learn the basics of watercolor painting... from choosing the right paper and brushes to learning basic techniques of glazing and how to frame your work.



Watercolor Techniques

Learn just a few of the various techniques used most often by professional watercolorists to bring interest, texture and "life" to their watercolor paintings.

Each technique is fully demonstrated.


Painting Trees

Although trees are made up of many parts and endless textures don't let them become overwhelming, you cannot fall out of these painted trees. I know you can paint good looking trees with a little help. So lets see how you are going to do this without getting bent out of shape, irritated or what-ever you do when those Green Balls on sticks appear.......been there...done that.

Painting Landscapes

I am going to present to you a "non encyclopedia" approach and give you a no fuss, logical way to paint a watercolor landscape and have fun doing it. Before we start, get comfortable maybe a favorite beverage would be in order.Make your mistakes, goofs and failures work to help you in painting a watercolor landscape.

  • Four Seasons
  • Working With Fresh Transparent Glazes
  • Watercolor Painting in the Great Outdoors
  • Painting Clouds in Watercolor
  • Step by step Demonstration on Watercolor Winter Scenes
  • Demonstration of Painting Trees Trunks
  • Demonstration of Rocks and Sea
  • Demonstration of Watercolor Skies
  • Watercolor Landscape Painting Tips

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