Workshop demoPosted: April 6, 2014
This line and wash sketch is the second of two demos I did in a flower painting workshop I gave today (the first one was wet-in-wet watercolour). Of the two demos, this was by far the faster one. Line drawing time: 10 or 15 minutes; painting time just a little bit more. The point of this demo was pretty simple. 1. Treat each clump of flowers as a mass instead of painting them individually. The same for the foliage. 2. Touch the paper as little as possible with the brush (in other words, get the intensity of colour right the first time). 3. Let some of the magic happen by allowing the colours to mix on the paper instead of overmixing on the palette.