After seven months the studio is open for classes again. Don’t get over excited – there are only two people attending at a time, but it’s so valuable to me. The stimulation to deliver an idea to others, to stimulate their interest and hopefully inspire. I could not find motivation to use online platforms – but being back in the studio with others is a much a needed invigoration.
The lesson was based around two fuchsia plants I have, still flowering magnificently in the garden. Which watercolour techniques and methods would be appropriate to illustrate the contrasting tones and the challenge of creating white, on a coloured ground?
After doing detailed tonal sketches of the flowers, we did some loose composition drawings.
We coloured our paper with washes – sort of randomly placed wet in wet, using colours that related to the subject. (we did discuss which colours would enhance or compliment each other and those that would present. problems.)
The last two attendees added vitality to the mix. Drawing new compositions and painting with confidence.
Lyrical light touch – dancing flowers and stems over a colour filled stage.
My own work became rather a tight bundle of knitting, but showed different water colour technique and method along the way.