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!
- 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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- Etchr Studio Team