Re: Introduction to watercolor at center for senior citizens
Don't be discouraged by the Prang watercolors. I knew an old guy that used them and did some fantastic work. I think the paper is more important, and that should be really stressed.
I'm thinking back to my first watercolor classes and we did some 5X7 wet into wet skies with different colors in them. I ended up making some little landscapes from them. We did some wash exercises with circles and squares and did the washes with the entire palette so that we knew what our paints looked like when dry. I had fun sponge painting trees. Masking off a birch tree and doing a snow scene would be fun too. If you do some of the projects ahead and show them where they will be "going" when they follow what you say, it will be easier to understand. Watercolors are tricky as you know and it's so easy to get mud. Heaven knows I made enough mud myself. Wishing you much success in your class!
I love your watercolors on your site! Your florals are lovely but snowy branches is my favorite!!!
Last edited by Hazartist : 09-27-2015 at 03:43 PM.
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