Watercolor with Johan
|Purpose||Period||2010-05-15 - 16|
|The purpose of this class was for me to paint loose with big brushes, experiment and let the watercolors do their own thing.||Trainer||Johan Ramberg|
First cubes and houses, using simple shapes to create a 3D effect and mixing colors optically.
Then trees. Make a puddle of one color. Place a
darker color underneath as a shadow, letting them mix.
Placing clear water as ground and using the shaft of a brush to pull color forming a trunk down into the clear water forming a shadow.
Then using negative painting to form a landscape. I used only raw sienna and sepia for this one.
Then we made skies, letting a couple of colors mix on their own. I made three skies and used the sky to inspire the landscape.
. The second day, Johan demoed how he simplifies
landscapes and uses a few colors to create shadows and light.
I tried to use his technique on a winter landscape.
And then we played with colors. Using a big flat
brush with several colors on, splashing it onto a paper and twirling it into an
Then dropping in some shadows and using the shaft of a brush pulling out a stem.
My other paintings the second day.
One of the other participants cat, posted here.
Coconuts from the 14th May WDE.
A landscape on a photograph that I have taken.
© Mona Pihl