Learn to paint an old stone building in this art class preview with professional artist and illustrator Susan Knapp (@susanknappsart). She will demonstrate her technique for dropping and merging colours with the wet-on-wet technique, creating a worn and realistic stone effect.

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

Topics Covered:

  • Painting watercolour rapidly
  • Techniques for sketching outdoors
  • Measuring with your pencil
  • Choosing atmosphere over realism
  • Simplifying composition to make any subject accessible

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

In the Mini Workshop, Jen will teach:

  • Using wet-on-wet technique for sky and buildings
  • Drawing the viewer’s eye to the subject with line and colour
  • Sketching specifically in a sketchbook
  • Composing vignettes to capture local scenes
  • Gaining confidence to sketch outside

Etchr Products mentioned:

  • Watercolour Brushes: Set of 10
  • Mini Palette: 19 Wells

Other materials mentioned:

  • Hahnemuhle Watercolour book, A4 landscape, 200gsm, Cold Press
  • Rosemary & Co dagger brush in 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch
  • Winsor & Newton Watercolours (Colours: Cobalt turquoise, Potter's pink, Indian yellow, Indigo, Hooker's green, Permanent sap green)
  • Daniel Smith Watercolours (Colours: Transparent pyrrol orange, Monte Amiata natural sienna, Italian burnt sienna, French ultramarine, Cerulean blue, Chromium, Permanent alizarin crimson, Pyrrol scarlet, Cobalt blue violet, Hansa yellow light)
  • Soft pencil
  • Pen with waterproof ink (Suggested: Platinum Carbon ink or de Atramentis Document Brown ink)
  • Two containers of water
  • Kitchen roll / Paper towel

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See you!

- Etchr Studio Team

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