Learn to use the power of shadows in this art class preview with artist and educator Steve Pelto (@steve_pelto). Join us for a lesson in guiding the viewer’s eye with strong lines and sharp contrast.

 Topics Covered:

  • Composing your work to focus the eye
  • Understanding the rule of thirds and diagonal lines
  • Consistent use of mixed colours
  • Using Gum Arabic to add shine and visual interest

Check out the reference image here if you want to paint along!

In the Mini Workshop art class, Steve will teach:

  • Creating a sense of depth with variation in pigment and tone
  • Exaggerating details to enhance reality
  • Mixing colours for consistency and variation

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

Etchr Products mentioned:
The Perfect Sketchbook A4
Etchr Mini Palette: 19 Wells
Field Case

Jackson's Art Products mentioned:
140lb/300gsm Fabriano Artistico Cold Press Watercolour Paper
Daniel Smith Watercolours (Colours: French Ultramarine BlueNickel Azo YellowMonte Amiata Natural SiennaGerman Greenish Raw UmberQuinacridone Rose)
M. Graham Watercolours (Colours: Phthalocyanine BlueQuinacridone RustQuinacridone RedDioxazine PurpleTitanium White Opaque)
MaimeriBlu Watercolour in Cupric Green Deep
Escoda Ultimo mop brush
Princeton Aqua Elite medium round
Winsor & Newton Gum Arabic Watercolour Medium
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen in 03, 05, 08

Other materials:
Princeton Heritage flat brush
Lebenzon small diameter synthetic detail brush
Uni-ball Signo White pen
Water and Paper Towels
An old toothbrush

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    - Etchr Studio Team


    • Deb Bartman said:

      Do we go to etchrstudio.com to view the free live demo on Aug 16, bt Steve Pelto?
      Thank you.

      August 14, 2021

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