Author: Rod_Webb, Contributing Editor
| The Avon river , Christchurch , New Zealand.
I took this shot late in the afternoon with my Fuji digital camera.
Now let's paint the Avon river scene in watercolours on arches 300 gsm. "not pressed" paper, a medium textured surface.
|We only need a very basic line drawing.|
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Large Line Drawing
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|First prepare three mixes of paint in your palette. |
1. Mix of Lemon Yellow
2. Mix of Ultramarine with a touch of Light Red
3. Mix of Ultramarine with a touch of Burnt Umber to produce a blue/grey.
|Have your board laying flat so the paint will not seep down the paper.|
Wet the whole paper with clear water using a mop brush.
We need to apply all of our colours before the paper starts to dry.
First apply some yellow to the sun in the sky and the sun reflection area in the water.
Then working down from the top, apply the ultramarine using the mop brush with strokes across the paper. Change to the blue/grey mix as you progress lower. Carefully paint around the yellow area.
|Make up two mixes, |
1.Top Palette ... A mix of Burnt Umber with a touch of French Ultramarine to darken.
2. Bottom palette... A mix of Burnt Umber