Lesson 8 – Enhanced Landscape

Today’s warmup exercise: The book from which I am learning, the Tate Watercolour Manual, Lessons from the Great Masters by Tony Smibert and Joyce Townsend suggests an exercise combining techniques from previous lessons.  Below is my practice chart, wherein I painted 4 miniature landscapes. The first step is painting a variegated wash using yellow ochre and a blue […]

Dot Matrix

Today’s watercolor experiment:  I practiced a bit more with inks on watercolor paper today. The grid I drew was to be the framework for a series of drips. Although I was careful in my draftsmanship, I threw caution to the wind after flooding the entire rough-surfaced paper with water. My first drip, burnt sienna (I was mistaken yesterday […]