Learn to use light and shadow to your advantage when painting still life subjects in this workshop preview with Katharina Bergander (@aquarell.pleinair). She’ll elevate a humble onion by adding 3-dimensional effects using light and shadows. You’ll see her use unusual techniques including a craft knife! 

Topics Covered:

  • Using wet on wet technique for initial washes
  • Dropping in deeper colours into the wet paint
  • Dry brushing for texture
  • Using a craft knife for texture
  • Painting in darker values to create depth
  • Blending the edges to create softness

Here is the reference image if you want to paint along.

In the Mini Workshop art class, Katharina will teach:

  • Adding realistic qualities to still life subjects
  • Creating a 3D look with shadows
  • Painting with wet-on-dry for texture

Enrol in Katharina's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)


Chartpak products mentioned: 

  • 24 Grumbacher Watercolor Pans
  • 9x12 Watercolor Pad
  • 1 set of 3 Grumbacher Goldenedge Watercolor Brushes

Etchr products mentioned:

  • The Perfect Etchr Sketchbook A4
  • Watercolour Brushes: Set of 10

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