This abstract painting is all about creating texture and negative painting. The step by step instruction enables beginner and experienced painters to complete a successful painting. We will be using a wet into wet technique to create the under painting and create various textures as the watercolor dries. Negative painting will be used to create interesting geometric shapes. Each time I paint this piece it turns out different and that is a good thing. Yours will be your own unique piece of art. I expect most paintings to be about 80% completed in class.
Students to bring:
• Your usual painting supplies which should include at least 2 water containers, paper towels, pop up tissues, a fine mist spray bottle for water.
• Brushes: You may use your regular watercolor brushes. I use Scharff 960 Aqua Flow Super Round, Scharff #310 White Nylon round brushes sizes #8 and #4, and a variety of scrubby brushes (Scharff Moon #222 brushes sizes #2, #4, #6, used for corrections and lifting off paint.) I will have Scharff brushes for purchase if you choose.
• Pencil and ruler
• White watercolor pencil
• Compass to make circles, if you have one
• Hair dryer is helpful, but not necessary.
Easel for substrate support
$15 supply fee payable to instructor at beginning of class includes:
• Written instructions and color photo
• Arches 140 lb cold press watercolor paper (15” x 11”)
• Mijello Mission Gold paints used in this painting
• Moo Eraser
• Foam plate/pallet for watercolor paint
• Spray paint and metallic acrylic paint
• Various papers to create texture