Announcing “Still, Rushing, Falling Water” — a new online sketching coursePosted: June 22, 2020
I’ve been painting lots of water scenes lately, with the idea of creating a new online course that so many people have been asking for. “Still, Rushing, Falling Water” launches today!
Like my previous two courses — “Sketching Structures in the Garden” and “Light, Colour and Shadow,” I’ve packed this one with tips and techniques for painting the wettest looking water scenes in ink and watercolour.
You’ll watch three full-length demos, during which I’ll teach you to sketch Still Water and reflections near Montreal; Rushing Water in a beautiful Vermont river; and Falling Water at an abandoned canal lock in Quebec.
You’ll learn about:
- Edges: How to use the right brush at the right time to get the best edge on falling water
- Wetness: It’s all about knowing when to have a dripping wet brush for waves or a dry one for texture
- Reflections: These are simpler than you think — especially once you see how I paint them wet-in-wet
- Colour Saturation: The freshest results come from getting the right amount of pigment on your brush the first time. Put it down and leave it alone!
- Simplification: Once you understand how water and reflections can be simplified in watercolour, the techniques can be applied to any scene, from puddles in the street to waves on the ocean
This course includes:
- Three full-length video demonstrations plus a brush technique exercise
- Downloadable reference images
- A full list of materials
I hope to inspire you to watch my course, and then to get outdoors and sketch near the edge of a lake, pond or stream, maybe on a beach or next to waterfalls. Summer is short and the water awaits you!