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Monday, November 22, 2010

Class Demo


15-11-10-ClassDemo
Originally uploaded by Anita Davies

This is a demo I did in class last week with a student, we are working with mixed media to introduce various mediums and to add a little pre-Christmas fun to the mix after all her hard work throughout the year.
This is the base layer, painted with a very large brush using watercolour to gain a ground and map out our areas and composition...no pencil sketch was used. It was a very quick process (approx 15 mins) and I painted alongside my student so she could see my applications while she worked on hers. I started a few minutes after her and noticed a considerable change in her application after watching me, her washes became wetter and her strokes looser - Great!

Today we will be adding to it using various delights such as gouache and soft pastel. I have no idea how it will turn out or how I will approach it myself until I start and I love that.
It's gonna be fun and a learning experience for us both!

Watercolour on 30x30cm Hahnemuhle Quattro watercolour block

3 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Please please please post pics where this goes! I cant wait to see!

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Saw it in flickr first and commented but just had to let you know I tried to order a new Quattro watercolour block from Jacksons the other day and they said the manufacturers have ceased producing it. Where do we get our square blocks from now. ?
Can't wait to see what you did this morning on your landscape demo.

Anita Davies said...

Thanks Cori

Oh no Joan...I love those square blocks and had plans from our Italy trip...Grrrr!