Goldfinch Bird On Mossy Branch

An impressive painting tutorial by the talented artist Vinita Pappas. In this video, you can witness her unique technique of transforming a black-and-white photo into a watercolor painting. She is a master at creating beautiful soft backgrounds that make the main subject stand out. With clean water and careful precision, Vinita expertly goes around the background of the bird and his tail feathers, ensuring no color bleeds into the subject. Her attention to detail is impressive, and you can see the texture and effects of the granulating paint on the paper. Watch as she mixes the perfect color for the background, leaning towards a cool brownish-blue hue to make it recede and contrast while creating a serene atmosphere. Vinita even goes the extra mile to incorporate the "lost and found" technique in the mossy areas, adjusting the values to make it work for the medium. Her patience and dedication are evident as she carefully watches the painting dry, making sure not to add too much texture and maintain a soft and quiet background. Don't miss the opportunity to witness this beautiful artwork come to life with Vinita Pappas's expertise.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint a close-up bird. How to paint a blurry, out-of-focus background. How to paint moss. How to use a spray bottle for special effects. How to paint highlights and shadows. How to use paper towels to protect against splatters. Why you want to finger-paint sometimes. How to paint random brushstrokes that actually look random. When to let gravity paint for you. How to fix paint splatters. How to make yellow "darker," which is easier said than done. How to use a dry brush for special effects.   Reference: A photo of a bird and a piece of tree moss.     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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