Monday, January 16, 2012

Waterhouse demo steps

"He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet."  Joseph Joubert
My first winter Pastel Workshop was last Saturday and I had 14 terrific students who worked so hard and created some really terrific drawings. I'm syked about having another workshop which will be Jan. 28.
Here are the "steps" for the "Water House" demonstration. I start the class with a less complicated image so the students can concentrate on layering colors over colors, focus on using the side of the pastel, and learn much pressure will create different thicknesses of the application.
If you'd like to create your own "Water House" using my steps, go for it!
Tomorrow I'll post the steps for the landscape demo that we all drew in the afternoon.
Draw basic shapes
Add shadows with indigo and denote sunny area with yellow orange
Layer in local color but keep it dark so the next layer will have something to play against.
The last layers of color are the lightest, like drawing with sunshine

1 comment:

  1. Love it! Wish I had time to paint here in Barcelona. Where do you get your fancy quotes?