This is an image that I’m auditioning for my watercolour class as a study of dark values. It’s a nice continuation of our last class on value. I’ve been watching a lot of Don Andrews, an American watercolourist. His work is characterized by a very wet, very bold use of colour and in particular his figurative work is extremely evocative. Anyway, in this painting I was inspired by him to get a very dark value on the house and foreground in the first wash. It is about 4 different mixes of dark paint and then letting them play around with each other a bit.
Also I was thrilled to get a comment on my video clips.
|Thanks Rex. I’ve spent the evening watching several of your videos and found them to be excellent. I especially like having the ability to see you mix and apply the paints. You are a very good teacher and I hope I can implement what I’ve learned.|
Was I ever pleased to receive that comment!