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How to Tackle a Busy Scene: Painting an Urban Wharf

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Pick up some tips and tricks on how to tackle a busy scene with this tutorial, where artist William “Bill” Dunn uses the elements of an urban wharf to create a composition that draws the eye. Want to watch the video version? The full tutorial is available to members of our Watercolor University.

Materials Used In This Watercolor Class:

  • Reference picture of a busy urban wharf
  • A block of Fabriano’s rough watercolor paper (140lb, size 12″ x 18″)
  • Pentel Graphgear 1000 automatic drafting pencil, 0.7mm lead size with HB lead
  • ¾” Artist’s or masking tape
  • Painting palette for watercolor paints
  • Auxiliary plate or palette for gouache paint
  • A container of water
  • Paper towels or a rag
  • A tabletop easel or a box to prop your painting on
  • A spray bottle with clean water
  • Factis Softer eraser or kneadable eraser

Paints (Holbein Artists’ Watercolors)

  • Naples Yellow
  • Brilliant Orange
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Cobalt Violet Light (a.k.a. “Lavender”)
  • Mineral Violet
  • Leaf Green
  • Olive Green
  • Cobalt Green
  • Viridian
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Indigo
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Neutral Tint
  • Ivory Black

Daniel Smith’s Extra Fine Watercolors

  • Chromium Green Oxide
  • Carbazole Violet

Winsor Newton’s Professional Watercolors

  • Permanent Carmine

Holbein Artists’ Gouache

  • Permanent White
  • Cadmium Red

Brushes

  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 6)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 8)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 10)
  • Neef Rigger Supreme Taklon Series: Long handle rigger brush (no. 12)
  • Escoda Perla Joseph Zbukvic Series: Round brush (no. 6)
  • Winsor & Newton’s Series 7 Kolinsky Sable: Round brush (no. 2)
  • Winsor & Newton Sceptre Gold II Series 303: Short handle lettering/rigger brush (no. 1)