Christmas Card Star
This Christmas card reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus.
This is a great little sketch for learning how to paint strong darks.
Twinrocker paper, 6" x 8"
Twinrocker also makes lovely handmade cards.
All paints I use are M. Graham transparent watercolors. Other brands I highly recommend are Daniel Smith and Schminke.
- Nickel Azo Yellow
- Quinacridone Rust
- Pthalo Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Violet
Christmas Card Painting Steps
First, I dull the whites down a little with nickel azo yellow. I let this dry.
Next, I paint around eveything but the start with quinacridone rust.
While the previous wash is wet, I bleed in my pthalo blue.
I cool down the edges of the blues with ultramarine blue and cobalt violet.
My final step is to blur some of the star edges with water, using a stiffer sable brush.
This is a great little sketch to practice painting the night sky. You'll learn to do deep, clear darks with it.
I love having the true Christmas meaning on this card. Paint it and think of a star over Bethlehem 2000 years ago. It's a long time ago, but we still celebrate the birth of Jesus with joy today.
Merry Christmas and a Joyful Holiday to All!