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01-25-2010, 02:27 PM
In this artistsnetwork.tv (http://artistsnetwork.tv) video workshop, Luminous Watercolor with Sterling Edwards: The Wooded Landscape, you'll start with exercises on lost-and-found edges and negative shape painting (painting around an object—a technique that will help you give your paintings depth). Then follow along with Sterling as he uses his four-step process for painting luminous watercolors to paint a sun-filled forest in full-autumn splendor—save whites and paint the midtones with a movement of color, lay in the darkest darks to bring in contrasts, selectively glaze the whites, add final details and refine shapes. His painting method is a great guide no matter what your subject.

In this preview watch as Sterling creates depth in the woods by painting in trees as negative shapes.
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01-26-2010, 01:36 AM
He is frighteningly good at this.