Painting Demonstration 1
Start by dashing some ago yellow around the paper. Have fun, let your brush dance.
Next, start bringing in some darker cobalt blue mixed with quinacridone rust to contrast.
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Painting Demonstration 2
Now I'm layering on my darks. I want them to merge into each other and have areas where the blue or the rust wins. So I roughly mix on my palette, but the real mixing is happening on the paper.
Painting Demonstration 3
Now you're seeing areas of cooler and warmer backgrounds.
Really have some fun painting loosely on this sketch!
Painting Demonstration 4
I love starting to add the mid darks. The bright light yellows of the flowers really start to show up.
Don't wait until the end to do this, otherwise it's easy to over darken the flowers.
Painting Demonstration 5
Layering on different tones of yellows.
Painting Demonstration 6
Some really rich brown darks make the yellows so intense.
Adding the bright greens makes everything start to take shape.
Final Watercolor Sketch!
It's a crazy time in this world but spring is still all around us. Take some joy from what you can see out your window or in your backyard. We can still have so much joy from just taking a deep breath and appreciating the world around us.
If you are stuck at home, use this time to do something you find joy in. I hope it's painting!
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