Learn to paint a still life with glowing light in this 30-minute art class with artist Julia Bezgacheva (@ulkin_art). She’ll show you how to blend watercolour and soft pastel to create a vibrant painting full of texture and light. You’ll see all stages of her work, including the underpainting, watercolour, and, finally, soft pastels.

Topics Covered:

  • Composing a still life
  • Using underpainting
  • Painting techniques for watercolour
  • Blending techniques for soft pastel

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

In the Mini Workshop art class, Julia will teach:

  • Arranging objects for still life composition
  • Choosing colours
  • Finishing layers

    Etchr Products mentioned:

    • Watercolour Brushes: Set of 10 
    • Watercolour 24 Half Pan Set
    • Perfect Sketchbook A4

    Other materials mentioned:

    • Pastel mat paper, 9”x12”, colour Sand – Suggested: Clairefontaine Pastelmat 
    • Watercolour paints (Suggested: Mijelo Gold in Light red, Lemon yellow, Greenish yellow, Yellow orange, Peacock blue, Cobalt blue No.1)
    • Pastel pencils (Suggested: Bruynzeel 31, Stabillo 205, Bruynzeel 823, Carand’Ache 662 Cobalt Blue 10%, Stabillo 400, Derwent Burnt Umber P540).
    • Soft pastels (Suggested: Unison BE12, Y10, Y11, O3, O2, O1, Red1, Red7, Red12, YGE16, GRN17, BGE3, BGE2, Add52, Add53, BV4, BV9 or similar colors in another brand of soft pastel)
    • Medium round watercolor or ink brush. Please note that we are going to work on abrasive paper, so do not use your best watercolor brush.
    • Palette for mixing watercolor
    • Water in containers
    • Paper towels
    • Wet wipes for cleaning your hands
    • Masking tape

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    • Ana Folgado said:

      I loved this thecnique (combining soft pastel and watercolour). Thanks for this demo.

      December 31, 2021

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