Learn to paint brick and stone with texture as preparation for a complete house painting. Join us for an art class preview with artist and illustrator Jen Russell-Smith (@jenrussellsmithillustration). She will show us how to use wet-on-dry layering and colour contrast to create texture in watercolour.

Check out the reference photo if you want to paint along!

Topics Covered:

  • Watercolour paint to water ratios
  • Creating texture for various architectural elements
  • Capturing the spirit of a building without needing every detail
  • Adding shadow and shade to make a building seem solid
  • Breaking down big subjects into manageable parts

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

In the Mini Workshop, Jen will teach:

  • Giving personality to inanimate structures
  • Creating texture with wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques
  • Mixing colours for contrast
  • Creating an interesting subject by adding and removing details

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- Etchr Studio Team


  • Jane Lemon said:

    I am wondering whether the Jen Russell Smith live demo will be available to view please

    September 18, 2021

  • Julie K Brooks said:

    We the video for Jen Russell-Smith be available in the future? I would also like to know if I could submit an artist for a workshop who lists she uses Etchr sketchbooks on her YouTube channel. I really enjoy her pen and ink watercolors. Her name is Diane Antone https://www.youtube.com/c/DianeAntoneStudio/about

    September 17, 2021

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