Bend Street

This video showcases a watercolor painting demonstration by Vinita Pappas, in which she recreates a street scene in Bend, Oregon. Using a half sheet of Fabriano Artistico 140 pound rough paper, Vinita walks you through the process of creating a stunning watercolor painting, starting with a watery wash of blue for the sky, transitioning to a yellow and pink color, and finally to a darker, cooler color for the foreground. With her keen attention to detail, Vinita simplifies the reference photo, highlighting the umbrellas, figures, and other elements of the street scene. She also shares her tricks for fixing mistakes and maintaining the wetness of the paint, giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a beautiful watercolor painting.
Watercolor Class Preview: Why you should tilt your paper to create different effects. Why speed is critical for creating initial color washes. How to paint a street scene. Why brush wetness influences color transitions. How to paint people. How warm and cool colors can create the illusion of depth. How to paint dogs. How to paint buildings. How to fix mistakes. When to wait for paint to dry before taking the next step. How to properly paint backgrounds. How to paint cars and integrate them into the scene. Why paint consistencies are key for street scenes. How to create textures. When to switch between a mop brush and a Kolinsky sable brush. How to soften edges. When to use a palette knife for special effects. How to paint a tree. Reference Photo       Final Painting         What does yours look like? Send it to us via a message on our Facebook page so we can admire your work and if we have your permission, we can also share it on the page and our website:

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Vinita Pappas
Vinita Pappas


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