Watercolour painting class 24 May at the Cambridge Art Salon

http://wp.me/p22aMC-4g Enjoyed a good day of an introduction to watercolour painting. We started the day with a look at colour mixes and washes and how to create skyscapes

Peter's gently painted cloudy sky

Peter’s gently painted cloudy sky

A generous mix of a blue wash, Peter used Ultramarine then working from top of the  watercolour paper painting quickly with lots of the blue wash then working with clean water to create a graded wash at the mid point of the paper. Colour runs gently and blends to a graded blue. To create the cloud effect use a scrunched up tissue and blot away your cloud form when the blue wash is still damp. Peter added a grey mix to his clouds mixed using alizarin red + cerulean blue. If you wish to add a vapour trail drag a clean tissue diagonally across the skyscape. You can flick the paint with the tissue to suggest the wind moving the clouds.

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