This is a recording of a Livestream.
Light, contrast, perspective, textures, dynamically changing shapes and fresh color palette - this is what makes falling water such an inspiring and challenging subject to paint.
But how to deal with all those elements at once?
In this class Maria will show and explain her approach for painting watercolor streams and waterfalls. You will discover how the combination of different watercolor techniques and the use of contrasts may create volume and sense of light on moving water.
The intensive course is split into two sequences to progressively lead you from brushworkbasics and tonal sketches to creating a complex picture implementing different techniques.
Both days a step-by-step painting demonstration is planned and you’ll also have time to paint your own pictures and to ask questions during each session.
- Brushwork and technique exercises
- Explanation of light/shadows creating waterfall’s shape
- Quick tonal sketch of a mountain creek
- Work with photo references
- Mountain creek step-by-step painting
- Questions & answers, previous day’s results review
- Technique practice exercises
- Waterfalls step-by-step painting
Maria will use these supplies for the class. You can replace them with materials of your favorite brands.
Arches: 100% cotton paper, cold pressed, 300 gsm (you can take any other paper with the same characteristics, Torchon texture will also fit well for such plots), 2 sheets 38x28 cm for paintings + paper for exercises and color tests
- Aureolin, Sennelier 559
- Naples yellow, Sennelier 567
- Rose madder lake, Sennelier 690
- Caput Mortum, White nights 604 or Potter’s pink Schminke, 370
- French Ultramarine, Sennelier 314
- Green, White nights 725
- Emerald green, White nights 713
- Indanthrene Blue, Sennelier 395
- Payne’s gray W&N or Indigo, Sennelier 308
- Payne’s Grey, Sennelier
- Royal Blue, Sennelier 322
- Goat flat brush 3-4 cm or any wide flat natural brush for moistening the paper
- Round squirrel / squirrel mix / squirrel imitation brushes (6-10 mm fits well)
- Small (about 3-6 mm ) round synthetic brush for details (mixed / imitation / natural will do this job as well)
- Plastic waterproof board ( !!! Important)
- Cup of water
- Paper towels
- Masking tape
- Pulverizer with small droplets (optional)