Watercolor Techniques For Painting Liquid & Glass In A Still-Life

Looking to improve your watercolor skills and take your painting to the next level? In this Steve Curl's tutorial, you will learn how to create depth and dimension in your paintings by playing with shadow shapes and overlaps, and how to identify and capture the different values and reflections in your objects.. Steve, a talented watercolor artist and teacher from Palo Alto, California, will guide you through the process of painting a still life featuring some of the hardest things to paint: a glass of red wine and a lemon. But before you jump right in, Steve will show you the importance of taking a little time to plan and design your composition. By starting with some quick pencil sketches or "thumbnails," you can develop a roadmap for your painting and avoid the need for lots of corrective work later on. Steve will demonstrate his own process of designing a window to frame his objects and create an interesting configuration. Once you have your composition planned out, Steve will guide you through the process of bringing your painting to life with watercolors. By the end of this video, you'll have a beautiful still-life painting that you can be proud of, and you'll have learned valuable techniques that you can apply to your future watercolor projects.
Watercolor Class Preview: How to paint liquid without breaking a sweat. Why a "compositional rough" is worth sketching before painting a single stroke. Watercolor techniques for painting glass and subtle reflections. How to paint shadows and highlights for lemons, which tend to be reflective. Why adding a simple background can make a lot of sense when painting glass. How to mix colors for bringing out fine details. Paints On The Palette (Holbein Artists' Watercolors) Cadmium Yellow Light Aureolin Cadmium Yellow Orange Cadmium Red Deep Permanent Alizarin Crimson Opera Ultramarine Deep Cobalt Blue Cerulean Blue Peacock Blue Payne’s Grey Neutral Tint Paper: Arches 140-pound coldpress watercolor paper Brushes: Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 12) Stratford & York Warwick Series: Round sable brush (size 8) Miscellaneous: HB or 2B pencil Kneaded eraser Painting palette for watercolor paints A container of water A towel or rag to rest brushes on Tissue or paper towel       Reference Photo      Thumbnail Sketch        Initial Sketch         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...

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Steve Curl
Steve Curl


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