Tuesday, November 20, 2012
T is for This and That and Trumpets again
Tomorrow, in class with my elder students, we will use Caran D'ache to draw and then paint large flowers on watercolor paper.
I think my lesson will include a demonstration of the way I build the colors, by layering, first the dominant undercolor, and then building one over another until there is depth, darks and lights, and drama.
So, to practice, I revisited one of my favorite florals - The Trumpets. This is from a photo I took in a botanical garden, and I have always loved the composition of the three flowers.
This time, instead of using pastel, I drew and then them colored with Caran D'ache NeoColorII water soluble crayons. Then I wet it all - blending the colors with a brush and adding more, dry over wet, and then more wet, as needed.