Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Watercolor Pencil Class with Kate Johnson
Lesson 1a

This is done on Strathmore Art Paper (pink) with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. The water and the sky were done with five light layers. The process was color, followed with a wet brush that had been wicked on a sponge before each stroke, dry thoroughly and then repeat. The sky and the reflections on the water are primarily the pink paper, with a little bit of Chili Red pencil. Tangerine pencil is at the skyline. The pink in the foreground is the only area where the pink is pure paper. The distant trees and mountains were a single, heavy layer of a combination of Ink Black, Deep Indigo and Bark which I used a wetter brush on and drug the pigment into puddles and also into the skyline to get a jagged edge. The foreground is a light coloring of Bark on the ground and a combination of Deep Indigo and Ink Black on the blades of grasses. Light water was applied to the foreground. I'm pretty satisfied with this, especially since it's the first watercolor pencil I've done in months and months! The reference photo is from the reference library on WetCanvas and can be viewed here http://www.wetcanvas.com/RefLib/showphoto.php?photo=34786&si=southwest

1 comment:

Tami said...

Wow Brenda, I'm impressed since I can't seem to make any kind of pencil do what I want. Maybe I just done have the patients to build up the layers like that need to be...