A Wednesday morning Demonstration in Keswick.
We started with a toned yellow canvas, sat on the easel.
Portrait was decided.
Colours were kept to mainly primary
Ultramarine Blue, Crimson Alizaron, Winsor Yellow and white.
Some of my fellow artists were new to Oil paints,
so a limited palette is much easier when beginning.
I applied a very small amount of Liquid Clear.
I don't always use this medium, but for the approach in this demo it would be ideal.
Ultramarine and Crimzon was applied loosely into the sky.
Soft Yellow and White blended together to form atmospheric clouds in the sky.
These were all softened together with a large brush.
The class enjoyed this section and quoted 'it was quite a workout' on a cold Winter morning.
With a base of a sky painted giving a tonal range, mountains
in the distant Borrowdale valley were then applied.
Reflections and similar shades used in the sky were painted into the lake,
softening with a large flat brush.
A few ripples are added in the foreground
at the end of this very enjoyable Demonstration.
Fancy learning English watercolours with my online course with personal feedback and helpful hints on all projects.