Announcing “Wet-in-Wet Blooms” — a new online coursePosted: July 25, 2022 Filed under: Uncategorized 3 Comments
The first time I saw a demonstration of wet-in-wet watercolour was at an Ed Whitney workshop in Kennebunkport, Maine. After doing a quick pencil drawing on watercolour paper, the great master dipped a natural sponge in water, soaked both sides of his paper, and then rolled a squeezed sponge over the surface to remove the excess water. I was in awe that anyone could paint on paper that was that wet. But of course he painted something wonderful that day, and every other day, for that week. And I was hooked!
Over the years, I’ve painted many watercolours using Mr. Whitney’s technique, and happily, I’ve finally created a new online course “Wet-in-Wet Blooms” where I demonstrate how it’s done. It does take a bit of practice to get control of this damp paper but once you do, you’ll understand why I love it. In Ed’s words, “The wet method is the most forthright subscription to the nature of watercolor. It gives the medium a greater chance to obey its own laws, achieving lovelier effects than you can paint“.
If you’re curious, have a look at the trailer. The course is available at a special rate of $30 US or $42 CDN for this week only, and after Sunday, it goes up to $35 and $47.
Hi Shari, thanks for providing this latest course. I just purchased it as a birthday present for myself. Surely to be one of the best gifts!
Denise, happy birthday!! I hope you enjoy the course, and I hope your family spoils you!!
This one looks really exciting and will give me more knowledge about controlling degrees of dampness. The practice exercise looks fun and essential. Looking forward to taking the course!