In this art class preview, learn to simplify your subjects by viewing them as colour blocks and negative spaces. Join us with artist Marco Novo (@wildnove_watercolor) as he shares this simple approach to painting complex scenes. He will encourage you to paint with watercolours without the fear of making mistakes.
Check out this reference photo if you want to paint along!
- Painting shapes as colour blocks
- Using negative space
- Using paperwhite for highlights
- How to simplify complex scenes
- Painting the desert with a combination of techniques
Enrol in Marco's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)
In the Mini Workshop, Marco will teach:
- Identifying important shapes in a scene
- Painting with wet-on-wet techniques
- Painting with dry brush techniques
- Using special brush strokes for colour and texture blending
Etchr Products mentioned:
Other materials mentioned:
- Daniel Smith Watercolour Paints (Colours: Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue, Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow , French Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Medium Hue, Neutral Tint, Titanium White, Lavender)
- Saunders Waterford 100% cotton, 300gsm Cold Pressed Rough White Watercolour Paper 26x36cm
- Large round, medium round, and small round watercolour brushes (Suggested: Kolinsky Sable Brush in Sizes 12 , 8, and 6)
- Water in 2 containers
- Paper towels
- Masking or washi tape (about 15mm wide)
- Pencil 2B and a good eraser
- Spray bottle filled with clean water
- A wooden board to tape your paper on (larger than your paper size)
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- Etchr Studio Team