The little extra addition to the watercolour beginners foundation classes.
In the foundation class I cover the materials needed for watercolour painting and foundation understanding of colour theory.
There will be links included below for you to see the blog posts regarding those topics.
The next part is painting your first picture.
In this video you can watch and listen to a whole lesson of the Folk Art Flower we paint in the Foundation Class.
This exercise is all about practice and precision.
Remember ... your first attempts might be terrible, and thats OK!
Keep practicing simple things like this to build up a great bank of knowledge about watercolour painting.
Consider also, if we can trace this simple drawing, we can trace anything.
Experiment with different patterns and designs.... maybe try your own drawing.
For this painting I am using
- Windsor and Newton Cotmans - Prussian Blue
- TAD Watercolour Paper 300gms
- DaVinci Squirrel Hair Brush size 6
- Rigger Brush - for fine fine work
- Tracing Paper
- Graphite pencil
I talk about my technique during this video.
Try this lots of times!
Try it in lots of colours.
Practice, Practice, Practice.
This gorgeous Celtic Gardening Calendar poster that I keep in my shed is full of beautiful wise gems.
1st of August is Imbolc.
Imbolc is the half way point between the Winter Solctice and Spring Equinox.
The first signs of spring are here!
This month is the beginning of the planting season for the summer garden, and there is so much to do!
The New Moon is on the 11th August
The Full moon is on the 26th August.
My name is Joni and I am a full time Artist in New Plymouth, a small city situated between the sea and Mt Taranaki.
With my very understanding Husband, patient children and all our weird and wonderful pets we enjoy a quite life filled with good vibes, good food and a lot of Love.
I love teaching art and enabling others to pursue their creative dreams! I hope I can inspire you too.