Watercolour art class: new half term

Very pleased to be back at art class this morning, it was a bit light on numbers with various members away on holiday. We shared our completed hedgehog paintings with each other and then got started on a ‘simple landscape’. The tutor had been away in Herefordshire last week so inspiration for this class was taken from the Herefordshire countryside.

Tutor’s finished painting

First we traced the outline onto our watercolour paper.

We painted the sky using Payne’s Grey and Ultramarine Blue to achieve a stormy effect. Once that had dried we used Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green and Hooker’s Green mixed with UM blue and burnt sienna to create the initial wash over the fields, using darker tones towards the front of the painting.


Next we used a very dilute Payne’s Grey to shade in the hedge, tree and building on the horizon line, making the mix stronger as the hedge lines were nearer. Then bringing in some colour (burnt sienna, yellow ochre and UM blue) to the grey mix.

Almost finished in just a two hour class.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of blueskydays365.com which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

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